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

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Recommended option

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Grand Hotel, stop 135551 to Busáras, stop 135001
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station 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
  5. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street

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Bus, fly to Edinburgh

  1. Take the bus from Wicklow, Wicklow Grand Hotel to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI)

5 alternative options

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Wicklow to Rosslare Europort
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Crewe
  4. Take the train from Crewe to Edinburgh

Train, car ferry via Manchester

  1. Take the train from Wicklow to Rosslare Europort
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Manchester Piccadilly
  4. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

Train, car ferry, night train

  1. Take the train from Wicklow to Rosslare Europort
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Crewe
  4. Take the night train from Crewe to Edinburgh

Drive, car ferry

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

Bus, fly to Glasgow, train

  1. Take the bus from Wicklow, Wicklow Grand Hotel to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA)
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

Wicklow to Edinburgh by bus and car ferry

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13h 50m Average Duration
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The most affordable way to get from Wicklow to Edinburgh is to bus and fly, which costs €30 - €110 and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Wicklow to Edinburgh is to bus and fly which costs €30 - €110 and takes 5h.

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The distance between Wicklow and Edinburgh is 236 miles.

The best way to get from Wicklow to Edinburgh without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 13h 50m and costs .

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It takes approximately 13h 50m to get from Wicklow to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 761+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Wicklow to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 236.3 miles
  • Duration: 13h 50m

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

There is no direct connection from Wicklow to Edinburgh. However, you can take the bus to Dublin Busaras Bus Station, take the bus to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, take the walk to Belfast Queen Street, take the line 96 bus to Belfast Stena Line Terminus, take the walk to Belfast, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, then take the bus to Edinburgh, Princes Street. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Wicklow to Edinburgh via Rosslare Europort, Rosslare, Fishguard, Fishguard Harbour, and Crewe in around 17h 7m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£26 - £140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£12 - £95
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£10 - £85
Train operators
Irish Rail
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Fishguard Harbour to Crewe
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£110 - £160
Website
Transport for Wales
Train from Fishguard Harbour to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£120 - £180
Website
Transport for Wales
TransPennine Express Service
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Crewe to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£42 - £46
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£42 - £46
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£190 - £220
Sleeper Berth Classic
£100 - £140
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£38 - £42
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£38 - £42
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£170 - £200
Sleeper Berth Classic
£55 - £75
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Bus operators
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 Grand Hotel, stop 135551 to Busáras, stop 135001
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Bus Eireann
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £23
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Scottish Citylink
Wexford Bus
Phone
053 9142742
Email
info@wexfordbus.com
Website
wexfordbus.com
Bus from Wicklow, Wicklow Grand Hotel to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£17
Website
Wexford Bus
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stena Line
Car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Stena Line

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