There are 7 ways to get from Shannon to Edinburgh by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, car or car ferry

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

Fly from Shannon  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Edinburgh (EDI) SNN - EDI

$56 - $330

Cheapest option

Bus to Dublin, fly  •  7 h 15 min

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

$45 - $161

5 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 300
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Preston, Lancashire
  4. Take the train from Preston to Edinburgh

$123 - $251

Bus, bus and ferry via Glentworth, William Street  •  21 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 300
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh

$60 - $86

Bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Bunratty to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 300
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh

$58 - $84

Bus, bus and ferry #2  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Dublin X12
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh

$79 - $102

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Shannon to Belfast
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Drive from Cairnryan to Edinburgh

$119 - $156

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shannon to Edinburgh is to bus and fly which costs 35€ - 140€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shannon to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shannon to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Drumgeely Road and arriving at Edinburgh via Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay, Dublin and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 3 min.

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The distance between Shannon and Edinburgh is 515 km.

The best way to get from Shannon to Edinburgh without a car is to bus and bus and ferry and train which takes 19 h 35 min and costs 100€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Shannon to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Shannon to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Eurobus, depart from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 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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Shannon 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 Shannon to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 322 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Shannon, Ireland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Aer Lingus and British Airways fly from Shannon to Edinburgh twice daily.

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
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
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
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Bunratty to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Bunratty to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
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 Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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
$170

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