There are 13 ways to get from Edinburgh to Londonderry by bus, car ferry, train, car, plane or shuttle

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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Bus, carferry, train  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$96 - $115

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Derry  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Derry (LDY) EDI - LDY

$31 - $204

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Train, bus, carferry  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$102 - $122

Bus, carferry  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre 212

$80 - $170

Train, bus, carferry via Ayr  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  4. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  5. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$109 - $163

Bus, carferry, train via Larne  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$79 - $167

Drive, carferry  •  6 h 8 min

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

$69 - $156

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry

$65 - $162

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast City, shuttle  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry

$59 - $196

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry

$79 - $164

Train to Glasgow, fly to Derry  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Derry (LDY) GLA - LDY

$54 - $126

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City, shuttle  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry

$78 - $188

Train to Newcastle, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) NCL - BFS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry

$78 - $243

Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Londonderry is 175 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Londonderry without a car is to bus and carferry and train which takes 9 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 57 min to get from Edinburgh to Londonderry, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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easyJet offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are 193+ hotels available in Londonderry. Prices start at $68 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 Londonderry.
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  • Distance: 175 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 57 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Londonderry, Northern Ireland?

Ryanair flies from Edinburgh to Londonderry 5 times a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Newcastle to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $140
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from York Street to Londonderry station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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 Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $35
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$16 - $24
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast to Derry
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast City Airport to Derry
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$168
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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