There are 9 ways to get from Galway to Edinburgh by bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry, 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.

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Bus, car ferry  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station 10 to Dublin Airport 13 13 760 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport 11 11a to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W X1
  3. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  4. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station 923

£75 - £99

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Bus to Dublin, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station 10 to Dublin Airport 13 13
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI

£32 - £154

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Bus, car ferry, train  •  16h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station ->SW3 to Dublin X20 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Take the train from Holyhead to Newton-le-Willows
  4. Take the train from Newton-le-Willows to Edinburgh

£182 - £253

Train, bus and ferry  •  18h 57m

  1. Take the train from Galway 2 to Heuston 2
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  3. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Edinburgh

£129 - £402

Bus, bus and ferry  •  21h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Dublin, Eden Quay ->W1 720
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham to Edinburgh 809

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 29m

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

£88 - £119

Bus to Shannon, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station ->SW3 to Shannon, Shannon Airport ->NE1
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Edinburgh (EDI) SNN - EDI

£71 - £220

Bus to Cork, fly to Edinburgh  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park ->S2
  2. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Edinburgh (EDI) ORK - EDI

£42 - £144

Bus to Dublin, fly to Glasgow, train  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station 10 to Dublin Airport 13 13
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

£48 - £181

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The cheapest way to get from Galway to Edinburgh is to bus and fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 6h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Edinburgh is to bus and fly which costs 75€ - 250€ and takes 6h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galway station to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Galway City, Coach Station and arriving at Edinburgh via Dublin and Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 17m.

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The distance between Galway and Edinburgh is 300 miles.

The best way to get from Galway to Edinburgh without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 13h 50m and costs 80€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 13h 50m to get from Galway to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Galway to Edinburgh bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, depart from Galway City, Coach Station.

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

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Galway to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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

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Map of how to get from Galway to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 300.1 miles
  • Duration: 13h 50m

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

There is no direct connection from Galway to Edinburgh. However, you can take the bus to Dublin Airport 11 11a, take the bus to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W, take the walk to Belfast Queen Street, take the line 96 bus to Belfast Stena Line Terminus, take the walk to Belfast, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, then take the bus to Edinburgh, Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Galway to Edinburgh via Dublin, Busáras, stop 496, Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, Dublin, Holyhead, Holyhead, and Newton-le-Willows in around 16h 13m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £400
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £400
Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £400
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£20 - £150
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£19 - £110
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newton-le-Willows to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£85 - £120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£30 - £50
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £80
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £120
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Bus operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station 10 to Dublin Airport 13 13
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Citylink
Standard
£13 - £19
Web Fare
£11 - £17
Bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park ->S2
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £18
Website
Citylink
Standard
£13 - £18
Web Fare
£11 - £16
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Dublin Airport 10 10
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Dublin, Eden Quay ->W1
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport 11 11a to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
Aircoach
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 Dublin Airport 14 1 to Belfast City Centre, Glengall Street 1
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station ->SW3 to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station ->SW3 to Shannon, Shannon Airport ->NE1
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Bus Eireann
Translink UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £29
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£30
Small Car
£129
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£35
Small Car
£119
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£29 - £33
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£110 - £130
On Foot
£29 - £33
car
£90
Passenger
£32

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