There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh to Shannon by plane, bus, 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 17 min

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

$57 - $329

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 43 min

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

$45 - $160

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Train to Glasgow, fly to Dublin, bus  •  8 h 14 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

$62 - $171

Bus, car ferry, drive  •  14 h 35 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. Drive from Belfast to Doolin, Doolin Hostel
  4. Take the bus from Doolin, Doolin Hostel to Ennis Bus Station 350

$131 - $176

Train, bus, car ferry, drive  •  15 h 17 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 car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Drive from Belfast to Doolin, Doolin Hostel
  5. Take the bus from Doolin, Doolin Hostel to Ennis Bus Station 350

$141 - $186

Train, car ferry, drive  •  20 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Gloucester
  2. Take the train from Gloucester to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Drive from Rosslare to Ringaskiddy
  5. Drive from South Mall to Shannon

$310 - $446

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 37 min

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

$116 - $158

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Shannon is to fly and bus which costs £30 - £130 and takes 7 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Shannon is to fly which costs £40 - £260 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Shannon is 322 miles.

It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Edinburgh to Shannon, including transfers.

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

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There are 149+ hotels available in Shannon. Prices start at $82 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 £3 - £5.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Shannon.
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  • Distance: 322 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

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

Aer Lingus and British Airways fly from Edinburgh to Shannon 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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 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 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, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$18 - $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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Gloucester to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
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
$15 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$15 - $21
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
Bus Eireann
Website
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
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
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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