Belfast to Edinburgh

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Flight
Sun
May 26
34 National Express
58 Flybe
Mon
May 27
39 National Express
73 Flybe
Tue
May 28
34 National Express
61 Flybe
Wed
May 29
35 National Express
42 Flybe
Thu
May 30
34 National Express
52 Flybe
Fri
May 31
34 National Express
51 Flybe
Sat
Jun 1
34 National Express
52 Flybe
Sun
Jun 2
34 National Express
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Mon
Jun 3
35 National Express
42 Flybe
Tue
Jun 4
35 National Express
42 Flybe
Wed
Jun 5
35 National Express
42 Flybe
Thu
Jun 6
35 National Express
42 Flybe
Fri
Jun 7
34 National Express
27 Flybe
Sat
Jun 8
34 National Express
49 easyJet
Sun
Jun 9
34 National Express
27 Flybe
Mon
Jun 10
34 National Express
41 Flybe
Tue
Jun 11
34 National Express
42 Flybe
Wed
Jun 12
34 National Express
29 Flybe
Thu
Jun 13
34 National Express
41 Flybe
Fri
Jun 14
34 National Express
41 Flybe
Sat
Jun 15
34 National Express
41 Flybe

General Information about the journey from Belfast to Edinburgh

Travellers wishing to reach Edinburgh from Belfast have many transport options to choose from for their journey. The fastest and simplest option is to take a flight from Belfast International Airport, as the flight takes less than an hour. However, travellers preferring to make the journey over land can choose from bus and train services which can take anything from 7 to 20 hours to complete.

Buses from Belfast to Edinburgh

There are regular bus services to Edinburgh, which involve transferring to a Stena Line ferry to cross the Irish Sea. Citylink buses regularly depart from Belfast Europabus Centre at several points during the day. The entire journey takes up to 7 hours 35 minutes to complete. Alternatively, National Express runs coaches three times per day from Belfast Europabus Centre, using the same ferry crossing, which reaches Edinburgh within 7 hours 30 minutes.

Trains from Belfast to Edinburgh

Travellers preferring to travel to Edinburgh by train can reach the Scottish capital within 9 hours, but this option involves multiple transfers between a variety of transport services. Travellers must first travel from Belfast Central Station to Belfast Port by train before taking a ferry crossing from Belfast Port to Cairnryan Port to cross the Irish Sea. To complete the journey, travellers must take a bus from Cairnryan Port to Ayr and then transfer to a train service to make the last leg of the journey from Ayr to Edinburgh. Depending upon the departure time chosen, the entire journey can take up to 20 hours 30 minutes.

Flights from Belfast to Edinburgh

The fastest and most economical option to reach Edinburgh is to take a short flight from Belfast International Airport to Edinburgh Airport. The flight only takes 50 minutes with direct airlines such as Easyjet and Flybe, which also offer low-cost tickets.

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Fri, May 31
Bus
National Express
05:506h 55m12:45
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Fri, May 31
Flight
Flybe
19:15 55m20:10
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Sat, Jun 1
Bus
National Express
09:407h 25m17:05
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Fastest Way to Travel from Belfast to Edinburgh
Sat, Jun 8
Flight
easyJet
19:35 50m20:25
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Sat, Jun 22
Flight
easyJet
19:35 50m20:25
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Sun, Jun 23
Flight
easyJet
19:10 50m20:00
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Return Journeys from Edinburgh to Belfast
Tue, May 28
Bus
National Express
14:007h 5m21:05
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Tue, May 28
Train
Scotrail
17:2619h 19m12:45
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Tue, May 28
Flight
Flybe
13:30 55m14:25
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