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There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow to Lahinch by bus, car ferry, shuttle, bus and ferry, car, plane or train

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Bus, car ferry, shuttle  •  18h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
  4. Take the bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 64
  5. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Lahinch, stop 350961 350

Cheapest option

Fly Glasgow to Dublin, bus  •  9h 47m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

€43 - €251

5 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk 300

€45 - €63

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 15m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Lahinch

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Shannon  •  7h 13m

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

€85 - €132

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Dublin, bus  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

€46 - €187

Fly Glasgow to Cork, train, line 7 train, line 350 bus  •  11h 28m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Cork (ORK) GLA - ORK
  2. Take the train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
  3. Take the line 7 train from Limerick Junction to Limerick
  4. Take the line 7 train from Limerick to Ennis
  5. Take the line 350 bus from Ennis Station, stop 635341 to Lahinch, stop 350961

€114 - €234

Glasgow to Lahinch by bus, bus and ferry and walk

The journey time between Glasgow and Lahinch is around 25h 25m and covers a distance of around 1111 km. The fastest journey normally takes 25h 25m. Operated by National Express, Transport for Ireland and Bus Eireann, the Glasgow to Lahinch service departs from Glasgow and arrives in Lahinch, stop 350961. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
25h 25m
Fastest journey time:
25h 25m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€45
Carbon emissions:
149 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:40
Last service departs at:
09:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Lahinch bus, bus and ferry and walk schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lahinch is 1850 24 1850.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Glasgow to Lahinch is to bus and bus and ferry, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 22h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Lahinch is to bus and fly which costs £70 - £120 and takes 7h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Lahinch. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Lahinch, stop 350961 via Birmingham, Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and Ennis Station, stop 635341. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 15m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Lahinch is 463 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Lahinch without a car is to bus and car ferry and shuttle which takes 18h 25m and costs .

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It takes approximately 18h 25m to get from Glasgow to Lahinch, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Lahinch bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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

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Glasgow to Lahinch bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Dunnes, Friars Walk station.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Lahinch.
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  • Distance: 463.3 km
  • Duration: 18h 25m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Lahinch, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Lahinch. However, you can take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the taxi to Belfast City Airport, take the shuttle to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre, take the walk to Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131, take the bus to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041, then take the bus to Lahinch, stop 350961. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Lahinch via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Birmingham, Dublin, Dublin City South, Burgh Quay, Dunnes, Friars Walk, and Ennis Station, stop 635341 in around 22h 15m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Glasgow to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Glasgow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €60
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €90
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€11 - €13
Flexible
€12 - €15
Train from Limerick Junction to Limerick
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€7 - €9
Flexible
€8 - €10
Train from Limerick to Ennis
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€7 - €9
Flexible
€8 - €10
Bus operators
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
€18 - €26
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast City Airport to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €27
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Book at
airporteruk.zaui.net
1 Person
€24
2+ Persons
€18
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 Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Lahinch, stop 350961
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Ennis Station, stop 635341 to Lahinch, stop 350961
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Bus Eireann
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 from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Transport for Ireland
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €24
Website
Citylink
Standard
€14 - €21
Web Fare
€12 - €18
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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