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Ireland to edinburgh scotland.

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Ireland to edinburgh scotland.

We will have a car in Ireland. Looking to drop it off and take a ferry to Scotland. From there to Edinburgh. We have heard there is a combination ticket that covers the ferry and train to Edinburgh. Where does the ferry leave from in Ireland. Can we take the ferry then train to Edinburgh and how long does that take.

thanks for any help.

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1. Re: Ireland to edinburgh scotland.

Best option from Dublin or Belfast (from where the Scotland ferries sail) is by Coach taking you all the way point to point

stenaline.ie/ferry/…

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2. Re: Ireland to edinburgh scotland.

So the ferry boat takes you to scotland. do you then catch a train to edinburgh.

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3. Re: Ireland to edinburgh scotland.

You can Rail and sail but as the sailing is now into Cairnryan its hassle getting the train, the coach is easiest and gets you to Glasgow then change for Edinburgh.

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4. Re: Ireland to edinburgh scotland.

My son did this trip last year and booked with eurolines. He got the bus from Dublin to Belfast, over on the ferry to Cairnryan in Scotland, and onwards by bus to Edinburgh.

http://www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=250

Click on the download brochure link and you will get details of the times and fares.

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5. Re: Ireland to edinburgh scotland.

Via Belfast:

the following bus links Belfast city centre and the Stena Line Terminal:

translink.co.uk/Services/…

the all-in sea and rail ticket from Belfast Port to Edinburgh can be booked online at:

www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry/rail-and-sail/

The port at Stranraer (which had an integrated rail-sea terminal) closed in 2011 so the ferry now arrives at Port Ryan near Cairnryan. There's a dedicated connecting coach from the port to Ayr railway station.

For an idea of times:

stenaline.ie/ferry/rail-and-sail/scotland/

Via Dublin/Dun Laoghaire:

stenaline.ie/ferry/rail-and-sail/holyhead/

Tickets can be purchased over the counter at Connolly railway station. Best to book a few days ahead as if purchased on the day of travel the fare is €6 dearer per single journey.

Railway station is part of the main ferry terminal complex at Holyhead.

Irish Ferries also operate Dublin-Holyhead:

http://www.irishferries.com/ie/sailrail.asp

For detailed times for all routes:

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

It's also possible for the ticket to start from a station in Ireland or N. Ireland e.g.

Newry to Edinburgh via Belfast-Cairnryan sea route ; Ballinasloe to Edinburgh via Dublin/Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead sea route; Cork to Edinburgh via Dublin/Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead sea route.

Hope you have a very enjoyable trip.

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