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How to get from Dublin to Edinburgh?

Planning to travel to Dublin from Edinburgh and looking for the best transportation options for your trip? We know that it is often difficult to choose the best way of transportation for a trip from Dublin to Edinburgh, whether it is for price, time or convenience reasons. Vivanoda will help you to find all the transportation solutions to travel between Dublin and Edinburgh, be it by plane, train, bus or carpool.

With detailed information about each mode of transportation and about the transport companies (CrossCountry, East Coast, ScotRail, National Express or MegaBus), you will be able to easily compare fares, timetables and travel times, in order to choose the option that best suits your needs.

Whether you're a budget traveler or looking for a quick and convenient way to get from Dublin to Edinburgh, we've got all the information you need to plan an unforgettable Dublin Edinburgh trip.

For your trip from Dublin to Edinburgh, you have several transportation options

Bus tickets from Dublin to Edinburgh

Buses are often the most economical choice for travel from Dublin to Edinburgh, offering direct travel options or with intermediate stops.

Dublin to Edinburgh train tickets

If you like to travel more ecologically and economically, the Dublin Edinburgh train is ideal and meets your expectations.

Dublin to Edinburgh cheap flights

Many flights connect Dublin to Edinburgh every day, offering a fast and convenient option for travelers. If you are in a hurry, flying is the fastest way to get to Edinburgh in record time.

Carpooling Dublin Edinburgh

Carpooling from Dublin to Edinburgh is perfect if you want to travel to Edinburgh in good company and reduce transportation costs. But there may be limited flexibility in terms of schedules and pickup points in either Dublin or Edinburgh.

Whichever way you choose, our price comparison tool will help you find the Dublin to Edinburgh transportation option that best suits your needs and budget.

Dublin Edinburgh Travel Information

Departure city
Dublin
Ireland
Destination city
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Scotland
Distance
218 mi
Direct connection
Yes, direct connection by flights
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Plan your trip from Dublin to Edinburgh easily with Vivanoda

Plan your trip from Dublin to Edinburgh easily with Vivanoda

With Vivanoda you can easily compare all available transportation options like flights, trains, buses and carpools according to your preferences and budget. You can also filter the results by price, travel time, schedule and comfort options. Thanks to its ease of use and clarity, Vivanoda allows you to find in a few clicks the tickets between Dublin and Edinburgh that best suit your needs. Vivanoda also displays all the special offers and promotions of different airlines like CrossCountry, East Coast, ScotRail, National Express or MegaBus to help you save on your tickets. So don't hesitate and use Vivanoda now to prepare your trip between Dublin and Edinburgh with peace of mind!

Comparison of the different ways to travel between Dublin and Edinburgh

Advantages and disadvantages of a carpooling trip from Dublin to Edinburgh?
Environmentally friendly By sharing a car with someone else you reduce the environmental impact of a trip from Dublin to Edinburgh.
Flexible Carpooling from Dublin to Edinburgh is often more flexible than other modes of transportation.
Economical A carpool from Dublin to Edinburgh is often the most economical way to travel.
Comfort You have to share the space of the car with the other passengers during the whole trip between Dublin and Edinburgh.
Feeling insecure It may happen that you feel unsafe in the car with the driver, because of his attitude or the way he drives.
Availability Finding availability for a carpool between Dublin and Edinburgh can be tricky, especially if you plan ahead. Most carpools are only available a few days or weeks before departure.
Advantages and disadvantages of traveling by train from Dublin to Edinburgh?
Comfort Trains between Dublin and Edinburgh generally offer more legroom and extra comfort for travelers.
Environmentally friendly The Dublin Edinburgh train is considered a more environmentally friendly way to travel than flying or driving alone.
Accessibility The train stations in Dublin or Edinburgh are located in the city center, making it easy to access other means of transportation to get to the city center.
Cost Dublin Edinburgh train tickets can be more expensive than bus or carpool tickets, especially on high-speed trains.
Flexibility Dublin Edinburgh train schedules can be limited and it may be more difficult to change trains when needed.
Advantages and disadvantages of a bus trip from Dublin to Edinburgh?
Flexibility Bus companies offer many schedule options for travel between Dublin and Edinburgh, which can be convenient if you have specific time constraints.
Price The price of bus tickets from Dublin to Edinburgh are often much cheaper than train or plane tickets to Edinburgh (and sometimes cheaper than carpooling as well), making it an affordable option for budget-conscious travelers.
On-board services Modern buses that travel between Dublin and Edinburgh are usually equipped with comfortable seats, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, power outlets and toilets.
Comfort Dublin-Edinburgh buses can be less comfortable than trains, due to reduced legroom and suspension quality.
Travel time Buses from Dublin to Edinburgh are mostly much slower than trains to Edinburgh to cover the 218 mi distance of the trip.
Advantages and disadvantages of flying from Dublin to Edinburgh?
Speed Flying between Dublin and Edinburgh is the fastest way to travel the 218 mi between Dublin and Edinburgh.
Choice of airlines There are many airlines operating flights from Dublin to Edinburgh, both direct and with a stopover, giving travelers a wide choice.
Security Checks Travelers to Edinburgh often have to arrive at Dublin airport early due to strict security checks.
Prices Airline tickets from Dublin to Edinburgh can be more expensive than train or bus tickets, especially during busy periods (vacations, weekends, etc.).
Environmental disadvantages Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh have a negative impact on the environment due to greenhouse gas emissions, as flying is one of the most polluting modes of transportation.

Where to start from in Dublin? Where do I arrive in Edinburgh?

Dublin Departure Bus Stations

Dublin (Busáras)
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Dublin Airport
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The Gresham Hotel
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Departure stations in Dublin

Dublin Connolly
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Departure airports in Dublin

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Edinburgh arrival bus stations

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Edinburgh Bus Station
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Edinburgh Arrival Stations

Edinburgh Waverley
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Haymarket (Edinburgh)
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Kingsknowe
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Slateford
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Wester Hailes
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Edinburgh Park
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Edinburgh Arrival Airports

Edinburgh
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3 tips for cheaper travel from Dublin to Edinburgh

Have you decided to travel from Dublin to Edinburgh and are looking for ways to save money on your travel ticket? We present you with 3 useful tips to save money on your trip. Whether you choose to take a bus, train, flights or carpooling, these tips will help you find the best rates for your Dublin to Edinburgh trip.

  • 1. Avoid rush hour traffic
    Dublin-Edinburgh tickets are very often cheaper if you travel outside of rush hour. By avoiding these high demand times of the day, you could save money on your ticket. In addition, traveling to Edinburgh during off-peak hours can allow you to enjoy a more comfortable trip.
  • 2. Be flexible on dates
    Dublin-Edinburgh tickets are often cheaper on weekdays than on weekends. If you can afford to travel to Edinburgh on weekdays instead of weekends, you could save money on your Dublin-Edinburgh ticket. Furthermore, being flexible on dates can also help you find the best prices to Edinburgh.
  • 3. Compare modes of transportation
    It may be a good idea to compare the different modes of transportation available to save money on your trip from Dublin to Edinburgh. While flying or taking the train may seem like the quickest option to get to Edinburgh, carpooling or taking the bus can often be cheaper alternatives. Also consider the travel time and route to find the most economical solution that best suits your needs.

Bus Dublin Edinburgh

The duration of the bus trip between Dublin and Edinburgh usually varies depending on the traffic conditions and possible stops along the way. Vivanoda will allow you to see in real time all the buses traveling to Edinburgh for your travel date.

The average price of a bus ticket for the trip Dublin-Edinburgh varies depending on the carrier and the time of booking. On certain busy dates, prices can double! Compare all Dublin-Edinburgh bus prices on Vivanoda.

Buses between Dublin and Edinburgh usually offer on-board toilets for passengers, but it is always advisable to check with the carrier before the trip. In any case, breaks at freeway service stations are provided.

Passengers are generally allowed to take luggage on the Dublin-Edinburgh bus, but it is important to check the weight and size limits with the carrier. The number of pieces of luggage is also very often limited.

The refund policy for Dublin-Edinburgh bus tickets varies depending on the bus company and the booking class. In general, very inexpensive tickets and special offers are not eligible for a refund in case of cancellation, but some companies offer partial refund or trip postponement options. It is important to read the terms and conditions carefully before purchasing a ticket to Edinburgh.

Dublin-Edinburgh buses are generally equipped with air conditioning to ensure the comfort of passengers, especially in summer when temperatures are high.

Bus companies Dublin Edinburgh

National Express
National Express
MegaBus
MegaBus
FlixBus
FlixBus
Bus Eireann
Bus Eireann
AirCoach
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Trains Dublin Edinburgh

It is recommended to book your train ticket from Dublin to Edinburgh at least a few weeks in advance to get the best price.

Train tickets from Dublin to Edinburgh can be refunded or exchanged but are usually more expensive. The cheapest tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Of course passengers can take luggage with them on the train from Dublin to Edinburgh. There is no weight limit, but some train companies limit the amount of luggage you can take and require you to pay a supplement. On the other hand, the size of the luggage should be reasonable due to the often limited space inside the trains.

There are discounts for children, students and seniors traveling by train from Dublin to Edinburgh that vary depending on the type of ticket and the age of the person. When you enter your age in your Vivanoda search, the prices displayed will take into account any age-related discounts.

To get the best train fares between Dublin and Edinburgh, it is recommended to book in advance, be flexible with time schedules and compare train fares with Vivanoda.

There may be a price difference depending on the time of day you travel by train from Dublin to Edinburgh. Tickets purchased during off-peak hours are cheaper than those purchased during peak hours. To get a detailed overview of all prices, Vivanoda compares all modes of transportation between Dublin and Edinburgh.

Train companies between Dublin and Edinburgh

CrossCountry
CrossCountry
East Coast
East Coast
ScotRail
ScotRail
Iarnród Éireann
Iarnród Éireann
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Flights Dublin Edinburgh

Airlines Dublin Edinburgh

Easyjet
Easyjet
FlyBE
FlyBE
Ryanair
Ryanair
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Carpool Dublin Edinburgh

On Vivanoda, our platform for comparing transportation modes between Dublin and Edinburgh, you will have access to all available carpooling offers with price, estimated duration and pickup locations.

The average cost of a carpool ride from Dublin to Edinburgh depends on several factors, including the time of year, demand and supply, as well as the carpooling platform used. To get a very accurate estimation of the price and availability of a carpooling trip Dublin-Edinburgh, start a search on Vivanoda by entering your travel dates.

Carpooling is considered a greener option than other modes of transportation, as it reduces CO2 emissions by reducing the number of cars on the road. However, this depends on the number of people sharing the same vehicle and the fuel consumption of the vehicle.

It is possible to book a carpool at the last minute, but this depends on the availability of drivers and the demand for the trip. It is recommended that you book your ride in advance to guarantee your trip.

Carpool drivers often have restrictions on large luggage due to the limited space in the vehicle. It is therefore recommended that you contact the driver prior to your Dublin Edinburgh trip to discuss these issues.

The number of seats available in a carpool from Dublin to Edinburgh depends on the driver and the type of vehicle being used. In general, a driver can offer between 1 and 4 seats.

Carpooling platform Dublin Edinburgh

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