There are 9 ways to get from Larne to Edinburgh by car ferry, bus, train, car or plane

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

Car ferry, bus  •  7 h 28 min

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

$59 - $134

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 - $182

7 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the car ferry 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 Queen Street to Edinburgh

$75 - $150

Car ferry, bus via Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street)  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 58 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) 900

$60 - $131

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 28 min

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

$57 - $131

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 - $157

Line 256 bus to Belfast City, fly to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 43 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

$63 - $173

Line 256 bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 52 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

$72 - $158

Line 256 bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 46 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 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Larne to Edinburgh is to car ferry and bus which costs £45 - £110 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Larne to Edinburgh is to line 256 bus and fly which costs £30 - £140 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Larne and Edinburgh is 129 miles.

It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Larne to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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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 car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, then take the bus to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10). Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Larne to Edinburgh via Cairnryan, Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 7 h 38 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
50 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 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
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
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
Bus operators
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 (Stances 7 to 10)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue (Opp 86 Elder Avenue) to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
$30 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92

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