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

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Recommended option

Carferry, bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) 900

$57 - $133

Cheapest option

Line 256 bus to Belfast City, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 256 bus from Larne Bus Station to Belfast Bridge Street
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI

$44 - $183

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Carferry, bus, train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$64 - $139

Carferry, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) 923

$58 - $135

Carferry, train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket

$74 - $192

Carferry, drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Edinburgh

$54 - $132

Line 256 bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the line 256 bus from Larne Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI

$58 - $158

Line 256 bus to Belfast City, fly to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 256 bus from Larne Bus Station to Belfast Bridge Street
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$64 - $174

Line 256 bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 256 bus from Larne Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$73 - $159

Line 256 bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 256 bus from Larne Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Newcastle (NCL) BFS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$72 - $241

Questions & Answers

The distance between Larne and Edinburgh is 129 miles.

The best way to get from Larne to Edinburgh without a car is to carferry and bus which takes 7 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 22 min to get from Larne to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2163+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Larne to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 128.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 22 min

What companies run services between Larne, Northern Ireland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Larne to Edinburgh. However, you can take the carferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, then take the bus to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd). Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Larne to Edinburgh via Cairnryan, Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Buchanan Bus Station, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 7 h 31 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$27 - $40
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Bus operators
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 Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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 Larne Bus Station to Belfast Bridge Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$7 - $11
Bus from Larne Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$7 - $11
Ferry operators
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
$28 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$93

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