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There are 10 ways to get from London to Dublin by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from London City  •  3h 52m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dublin (DUB) LCY - DUB

51€ - 200€

Cheapest option

Train to London Luton, fly  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Dublin (DUB) LTN - DUB

38€ - 174€

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) LHR - DUB

69€ - 220€

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dublin (DUB) LGW - DUB

39€ - 165€

Fly from London Stansted  •  4h 28m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dublin (DUB) STN - DUB

40€ - 154€

Train to Southend, fly  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Dublin (DUB) SEN - DUB

51€ - 242€

Train, car ferry  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

166€ - 240€

Train, car ferry via Chester  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Chester
  2. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

154€ - 247€

Bus and ferry  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

45€ - 65€

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 7m

  1. Drive from London to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

85€ - 112€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Dublin is to train and fly which costs £30 - £160 and takes 4h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Dublin is to fly which costs £45 - £180 and takes 3h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria and arriving at Dublin. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 30m.

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The distance between London and Dublin is 289 miles.

The best way to get from London to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 7h 19m and costs £140 - £220.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from London to Dublin, including transfers.

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London to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria station.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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London to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from London City Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from London to Dublin.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 288.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between London, England and Dublin, Ireland?

Aer Lingus and British Airways fly from London Bank DLR to Dublin every 3 hours.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 450€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 380€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 480€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 190€
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 170€
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 170€
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 210€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Thameslink
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
6€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
12€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
13€ - 18€
Anytime Single
17€ - 25€
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 210€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
80€ - 120€
Anytime Day Single
130€ - 210€
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
55€ - 85€
Anytime Day Single
90€ - 140€
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
29€ - 45€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 70€
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
14€ - 20€
Anytime Day Single
29€ - 45€
First Anytime Day Single
45€ - 70€
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Book at
National Express
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
35€

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There are 1244+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at 95€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21m and costs £1 - £5.

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