Flying from Dublin (Ireland) to Edinburgh

Latest Edinburgh - Dublin Air Travel Information

Updated September 2011

Book a cheap flight from Dublin (DUB) and arrive in Edinburgh (EDI) in approx 1 hour.

Airlines Operating Direct Dublin to Edinburgh Flights

There is currently only one airline operating direct flights between Dublin and Edinburgh:

  • Aer Lingus - Aer Lingus operate regular flights from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh Turnhouse airport.

Other airlines including Air France, British Airways, British Midland (bmi) and FlyBe operate connecting flights from Belfast to Edinburgh via other airports in Ireland and UK (Cork, Galway, London City Airport, London Heathrow).

Edinburgh to Dublin Flight Times And Prices

There is only 1 direct cheap weekday and weekend flight each way.

  • The flight from Dublin departs at 11.00 am and lands at Turnhouse Airport in Edinburgh at approx 12.00 pm.
  • The flight from Edinburgh departs around 12.30 pm and lands in Dublin at 13.30 am approx.

Instant fares for cheap flights from Edinburgh to Dublin.

The early morning / late evening flights are particularly handy for those on business trips but also for tourists on short breaks who want to make the most of the time they have in Dublin or Edinburgh. Prices for these flights will vary from airline to airline and you may not be able to get the cheapest flight if you absolutely must take an early morning / late evening flight.

Flights between Edinburgh and Dublin take roughly 1 hour. This is the maximum flight time but most flights may take slightly less, provided there are no significant delays on take-off / landing. The cheapest Dublin-Edinburgh flights are with Aer Lingus, with prices starting at around £70 return, if booked far enough in advance.

Edinburgh Airport Taxis

The time and cost required to get to and from the airports in Dublin and Edinburgh will vary.

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Total time to set aside for flights

Remember that when flying you also need to set aside time for check-in and transfer to and from the airport. This means that on top of the 1 hour of the actual flight time from Dublin to Edinburgh, you need to factor in another 2 hours at the airport itself and, depending on where you live, maybe another 1-2 hours to get to and from the airport.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Edinburgh. You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 24 stops and the entire route takes approximately 60 minutes. The bus departs every 20 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.

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Things to do in Dublin

Dublin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Explore Dublin's historic buildings and vibrant nightlife with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Valid for 24 hours you have plenty of time to see the sights of Dublin as you hop-on and hop-off 20 stops around the city. With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Dublin. You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 20 stops and the entire route takes approximately 90 minutes. The bus departs regularly from each stop and your ticket is valid for 24 hours from first use. The route takes you to many of Dublin's major attractions including Dvblinia, Old Jameson Distillery, Dublin Castle, Phoenix Park (where you will find Dublin Zoo), and of course the Guinness Storehouse.

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Comments on Attractions in Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal Mile

I visited Edinburgh as part of a 3-day drive thru we did of Scotland last easter. It is a good idea to park in the city centre below the castle, climb up the hill to the castle grounds and then start the walk from there. The views from the castle are amazing enough to begin with and then walking through the Royal Mile is a good taster of Scottish culture and tradition. The Kilt Museum is worth a visit though the shopping is expensive. Mine was a very quick visit and so did'nt have the opportunity to properly explore the attractions along the Royal Mile. But I can say this if you have even a couple of hours in Edinburgh a walk down this street would be a good introduction to this amazing and vibrant city!

St. Mary's Cathedral

We arrived as tour of song school/choir hall was starting, decorated by Phoebe Tranquair-a must for any art lover then ask about the Tranquair Centre in town another great decorated church

Greyfriars Bobby

My nephew (5) and niece (7) know the tale of Bobby, then at St. Giles Cathedral, one of the docents sat them down and told it to them aloud. We were staying near the Kirk anyhow, and how the kids lit up when we walked them to the kirkyard and gravestones. Its a great way to discuss graves and death, see a great church and discuss a story that they could see with their own eyes. We had trouble finding the statue, which is actually outside on a triangle in the street! Also inside the graveyard is a memorial to the Covenanters. Well worth reading the story before and a great trek out for kids. We went back twice!

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