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There are 7 ways to get from Fife to Ireland by train, plane, bus, car ferry or car

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Train to Edinburgh, fly  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the train from Cupar to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB

Bus, car ferry  •  13h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Cupar, Trading Estate to Buchanan Bus Station X24
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to Dublin Airport X1

Bus, car ferry, train  •  14h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Cupar, Trading Estate to Buchanan Bus Station X24
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly

Train, car ferry  •  16h 10m

  1. Take the train from Cupar to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Wigan North Western
  3. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin

Bus, car ferry via Lancaster  •  17h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Cupar, Trading Estate to Buchanan Bus Station X24
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Lancaster University
  3. Take the car ferry from Heysham to Isle of Man Douglas
  4. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Dublin

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 58m

  1. Drive from Fife to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Dublin
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The cheapest way to get from Fife to Ireland is to train and fly which costs £23 - £140 and takes 3h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Fife to Ireland is to train and fly which costs £23 - £140 and takes 3h 27m.

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The distance between Fife and Ireland is 501 km.

The best way to get from Fife to Ireland without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 13h 32m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Fife to Ireland, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Ireland. Prices start at €100 per night.

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Map of how to get from Fife to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 501.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 27m

What companies run services between Fife, Scotland and Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Fife to Ireland. However, you can take the train to Edinburgh Gateway, take the walk to Gogar, Edinburgh Gateway, take the tram to Edinburgh Airport, take the walk to Edinburgh airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Zone 15, stop 7348, then take the line 41 bus to Swords. Alternatively, you can take the train to Dundee, take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk to Glasgow Bothwell Street, take the line 500 shuttle to Glasgow Airport, take the walk to Glasgow airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Zone 15, stop 7348, then take the line 41 bus to Swords.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €300
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €190
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €180
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Cupar to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€10 - €15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€22 - €29
Train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€20 - €29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€45 - €65
Train from Cupar to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€11 - €16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€25 - €35
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cupar, Trading Estate to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Scottish Citylink
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
Aircoach
Translink UK
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Lancaster University
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €24
Website
Megabus UK
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Glasgow to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators
Stena Line
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Heysham to Isle of Man Douglas
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €65
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€17 - €330
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Foot Passanger
€46
Motorcycle&Adult
€166
Car&Adult
€325

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