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There are 10 ways to get from Galway to Edinburgh by train, plane, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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Recommended option

Train to Dublin, fly  •  6h 47m

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

$71 - $194

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Bus to Cork, fly  •  7h 26m

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

$59 - $210

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Bus to Shannon, fly  •  5h 55m

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

$67 - $344

Bus to Knock, fly  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
  2. Fly from Knock (NOC) to Edinburgh (EDI) NOC - EDI

$63 - $232

Train, bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston
  2. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI

$102 - $223

Train, bus to Belfast City, fly  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston
  2. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI

$89 - $249

Bus, car ferry  •  16h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cavan, Cavan Bus Station 65
  2. Take the bus from Cavan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 271
  3. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  4. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station 923

$145 - $180

Train, bus and ferry  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston 6
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

$146 - $215

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Eden Quay 720
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh

$63 - $78

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 36m

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

$104 - $209

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Galway to Edinburgh is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 20h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Edinburgh is to bus and fly which costs 50€ - 210€ and takes 5h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galway station to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Galway Coach Station and arriving at Edinburgh via Dublin, Liberty Hall, Dublin and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 34m.

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The distance between Galway and Edinburgh is 480 km.

The best way to get from Galway to Edinburgh without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 16h 12m and costs 120€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Galway to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Galway to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Hainan, Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Dublin 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: 6h 47m

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

There is no direct connection from Galway to Edinburgh. However, you can take the train to Heuston, take the walk to Heuston, take the tram to George's Dock, take the walk to Jury's Inn Custom House Quay, take the line 747 bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Edinburgh, take the walk to Edinburgh Airport, then take the tram to Edinburgh. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Shannon, Shannon Airport, take the walk to Shannon airport, fly to Edinburgh, take the walk to Edinburgh Airport, then take the tram to Edinburgh.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Knock to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Shannon, Shannon Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cavan, Cavan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
Bus Eireann
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$16 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $20
Dublin Coach
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Cavan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $28
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
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
National Express
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
Transport for Ireland
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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