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from Dublin to Edinburgh

You can get from Dublin to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

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$253Ryanair
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$195Ryanair
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$16Ryanair
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$16Ryanair
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$19Ryanair
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$16Ryanair
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$46Ryanair
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$26Ryanair
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$19Ryanair
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$19Ryanair
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$19Ryanair
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$16Ryanair
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$16Ryanair
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$16Ryanair
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$28Ryanair
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$21Ryanair
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$16Ryanair
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$16Ryanair
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Travel Information from Dublin to Edinburgh

distanceDistance218 miles (351 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $68
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $15 (€12) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $15 (€12) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight or train to travel 218 miles (351 km) from Dublin to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Ryanair or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Dublin to Edinburgh.

How to get from Dublin to Edinburgh

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Dublin to Edinburgh, 85,29% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Dublin to Edinburgh, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland currently allowed?

International travel from Dublin, Ireland to Edinburgh, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Ireland?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Edinburgh if traveling from Dublin?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom due to the pandemic?

All travelers in United Kingdom must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 10/26/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Dublin and Edinburgh.

Are there restrictions on reentering Ireland from Edinburgh, United Kingdom due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The current restriction level for returning to Dublin, Ireland from United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Dublin, Ireland from Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

Reentering Ireland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Dublin from Edinburgh?

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Dublin, Ireland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Ireland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/23/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Dublin from Edinburgh here.

What are the ways to get from Dublin to Edinburgh?

You can travel from Dublin to Edinburgh 2 different ways: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dublin to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Edinburgh is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $15 (€12) compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A flight is $53 (€43) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Dublin to Edinburgh costing on average $68 (€55).

What is the fastest way to travel from Dublin to Edinburgh?

The fastest way from Dublin to Edinburgh is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

What is the distance from Dublin to Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is approximately 218 miles (351 km) away from Dublin.

When traveling to Edinburgh from Dublin, where do I depart from Dublin and where do I arrive in Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Dublin to Edinburgh:

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Dublin Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from Dublin to Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Dublin to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Ryanair can get you to Edinburgh by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Ryanair from Dublin to Edinburgh for $15 (€12) on Omio.
  • Avanti West Coast can take you to Edinburgh by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Avanti West Coast from Dublin to Edinburgh for $68 (€55).
Where should I go next after I travel between Dublin and Edinburgh?
Omio customers who travel from Dublin to Edinburgh often also extend their vacation to go to London, Glasgow or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Edinburgh and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy my Dublin to Edinburgh one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Dublin to Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $15 (€12) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $68 (€55) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Dublin to Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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