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There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh to Schull by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or plane

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Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  23h 27m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay 707
  5. Take the bus from Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Schull, stop 230261 237

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Fly Edinburgh to Cork, bus  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cork (ORK) EDI - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Schull, stop 230261

€54 - €253

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  26h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay 707
  4. Take the bus from Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Schull, stop 230261 237

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 10m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Schull

Train to Glasgow, fly to Cork, bus  •  9h 58m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Cork (ORK) GLA - ORK
  3. Take the bus from Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Schull, stop 230261

€99 - €341

Fly Edinburgh to Shannon, bus  •  11h 1m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Shannon (SNN) EDI - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609521 to Parnell Place, stop 255021
  3. Take the bus from Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Schull, stop 230261

€85 - €137

Fly Edinburgh to Dublin, train, bus  •  11h 19m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Cork Kent
  3. Take the bus from Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Schull, stop 230261

€55 - €204

Edinburgh to Schull by train, walk, bus and bus and ferry

The journey time between Edinburgh and Schull is around 46h and covers a distance of around 1220 km. The fastest journey normally takes 45h 37m. Operated by TransPennine Express Service, National Express, GoBus.ie and others, the Edinburgh to Schull service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Schull, stop 230261. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
46h
Fastest journey time:
45h 37m
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
137 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:10
Last service departs at:
14:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Schull train, walk, bus and bus and ferry schedules

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Conditions of entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Schull is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Schull is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Schull is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Edinburgh to Schull is to fly and train and bus, which costs £45 - £180 and takes 11h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Schull is to fly and bus which costs £45 - £220 and takes 8h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Schull. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Schull, stop 230261 via Birmingham, Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and Parnell Place, stop 255021. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 21m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Schull is 645 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Schull without a car is to train and bus and bus and ferry which takes 23h 27m and costs .

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It takes approximately 23h 27m to get from Edinburgh to Schull, including transfers.

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

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

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Edinburgh to Schull bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Schull, stop 230261 station.

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Schull.
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  • Distance: 644.9 km
  • Duration: 23h 27m

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

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Schull. However, you can take the train to Manchester Oxford Road, take the walk to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, take the bus to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, take the walk to Birmingham, take the bus and ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin City South, Burgh Quay, take the bus to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay, take the walk to Parnell Place, stop 255021, then take the bus to Schull, stop 230261. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Schull via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Birmingham, Dublin, Dublin City South, Burgh Quay, Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay, and Parnell Place, stop 255021 in around 26h 21m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €650
Flights from Glasgow to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €650
Flights from Glasgow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €430
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €90
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €120
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€29 - €40
Off-Peak Day Single
€55 - €90
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €120
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €95
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€7 - €10
Anytime Day Single
€40 - €60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€60 - €95
Bus operators
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express
Bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
National Express
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Schull, stop 230261
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609521 to Parnell Place, stop 255021
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Bus Eireann
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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