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.

Recommended option

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

Cheapest option

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

10 alternative options

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 - $232

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 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 - $210

Bus, car ferry, train  •  12 h 13 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

$112 - $143

Bus, car ferry  •  14 h 57 min

  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 (Stances 7 to 10) 923

$128 - $158

Train, bus and ferry, bus via Carlisle  •  19 h 33 min

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

$116 - $203

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 to Edinburgh

$56 - $76

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  20 h 16 min

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

$86 - $114

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

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 Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Edinburgh, take the walk to Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams), then take the tram to Edinburgh.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Knock to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
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
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
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 Cavan, Cavan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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 - $21
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
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $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
$20 - $25
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 55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $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 - $26
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
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
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $29
National Express
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 to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $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
$172
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
$67
Standard Car
$94

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Galway and Edinburgh is 480 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Galway to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Galway Coach Station and arriving at Edinburgh via Dublin and Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 9 min.

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