There are 12 ways to get from Galway to Edinburgh by bus, plane, car ferry, train, bus and 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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Bus to Shannon, fly  •  5 h 53 min

  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 - $345

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Bus to Dublin, fly  •  6 h 14 min

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

$37 - $151

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Bus to Knock, fly  •  5 h 24 min

  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 - $233

Bus to Cork, fly  •  7 h 24 min

  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 - $211

Bus, bus to Belfast City, fly  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI

$67 - $219

Bus, bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI

$80 - $193

Bus, car ferry, train  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport 760 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  4. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  5. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$111 - $142

Bus, car ferry  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Eden Quay 720
  2. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  4. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) 923

$107 - $132

Bus, train, car ferry  •  17 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Foyle Street Bus Station Derry 64
  2. Take the train from Londonderry station to York Street
  3. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  4. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) 923

$134 - $164

Train, bus and ferry  •  17 h 51 min

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

$153 - $216

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Bachelor's Walk 761 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh

$55 - $76

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 36 min

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

$107 - $209

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Galway to Edinburgh is to bus and fly which costs 30€ - 130€ and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Edinburgh is to bus and fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 24 min.

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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 and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 9 min.

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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 and train which takes 12 h 15 min and costs 90€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Galway to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Galway to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Shannon Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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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.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 300.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

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 Shannon, Shannon Airport, take the walk to Shannon airport, fly to Edinburgh, take the walk to Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams), then take the tram to Edinburgh. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Lurga, Knock Airport, take the walk to Knock airport, fly to Edinburgh, take the walk to Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams), then take the tram to Edinburgh.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Knock to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Train operators
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Londonderry station to York Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Shannon, Shannon Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Foyle Street Bus Station Derry
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Bachelor's Walk
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $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
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$171
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$93

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