There are 12 ways to get from Edinburgh to Londonderry by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus, car ferry, train  •  10 h 6 min

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

$82 - $98

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Derry  •  3 h 24 min

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

$31 - $204

10 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  10 h 16 min

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

$88 - $109

Train, bus, car ferry  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  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 car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  5. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$98 - $110

Bus, car ferry, train via Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances)  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) 102 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Scotland to Cairnryan
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$77 - $88

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 8 min

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

$72 - $156

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

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS

$65 - $162

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast City  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD

$59 - $196

Train to Glasgow, fly to Derry  •  3 h 51 min

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

$54 - $125

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  4 h 46 min

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

$79 - $163

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$78 - $187

Train to Newcastle, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) NCL - BFS

$78 - $243

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Londonderry is to train and fly which costs £40 - £100 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Londonderry is to fly which costs £23 - £160 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Londonderry is 175 miles.

It takes approximately 10 h 6 min to get from Edinburgh to Londonderry, including transfers.

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

easyJet flies from Edinburgh to Londonderry 3 times a day.

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
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$169
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
$30 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92

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