There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Limerick by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, night train, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Edinburgh to Shannon  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Shannon (SNN) EDI - SNN

$60 - $334

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Fly Edinburgh to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

$37 - $150

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Fly Edinburgh to Cork, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cork (ORK) EDI - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Henry St

$54 - $203

Train to Glasgow, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

$54 - $162

Train to Glasgow, fly to Cork, bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Cork (ORK) GLA - ORK
  3. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Henry St

$78 - $235

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Preston
  2. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  4. Take the bus from Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 300

$118 - $237

Train, night train, carferry, bus  •  20 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Crewe
  2. Take the night train from Crewe to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the carferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station 55

$314 - $457

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 300

$54 - $78

Bus, bus and ferry via Dublin Airport  •  21 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

$59 - $80

Drive, carferry  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cairnryan
  2. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Drive from Larne to Limerick

$104 - $213

Train, drive, carferry, bus  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
  3. Drive from Ardrossan Harbour to Cairnryan
  4. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  5. Drive from Larne to Doolin, Doolin Hostel
  6. Take the bus from Doolin, Doolin Hostel to Ennis Bus Station 350

$138 - $295

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Limerick. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay via Manchester, Outside Connolly Station and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 57 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Limerick is 317 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Limerick without a car is to train and bus and bus and ferry which takes 19 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Edinburgh to Limerick, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Limerick bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Edinburgh to Limerick bus services, operated by Eurobus, arrive at Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay station.

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Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Shannon Airport.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Limerick. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Limerick.
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  • Distance: 317 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Limerick, Ireland?

Aer Lingus and British Airways fly from Edinburgh to Limerick 3 times a day.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin via Donegal
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Glasgow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Edinburgh to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Night train from Crewe to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
First Anytime Day Single
$160 - $240
Bus operators
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Henry St
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$12 - $17
Web Fare
$9 - $14
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Doolin, Doolin Hostel to Ennis Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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