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There are 12 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.

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  3h 51m

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

$77 - $252

Cheapest option

Fly from London Gatwick  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dublin (DUB) LGW - DUB

$45 - $180

10 alternative options

Fly from London City  •  4h 3m

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

$59 - $230

Fly from London Stansted  •  4h 32m

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

$50 - $180

Train to Southend, fly  •  4h 36m

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

$53 - $270

Train to London Luton, fly  •  4h 30m

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

$45 - $194

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB

$65 - $242

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB

$100 - $269

Train, car ferry  •  8h 3m

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

$191 - $276

Train, car ferry via Chester  •  8h 40m

  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

$173 - $283

Bus and ferry  •  12h 30m

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

$50 - $70

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 7m

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

$98 - $128

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The cheapest way to get from London to Dublin is to bus and ferry which costs £40 - £55 and takes 12h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Dublin is to fly which costs £55 - £200 and takes 3h 51m.

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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 8h 3m and costs £140 - £220.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m 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 Heathrow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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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 Heathrow Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from London to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 288.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

Aer Lingus and British Airways fly from London to Dublin hourly.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London City to Dublin via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $190
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $200
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Train operators
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $29
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from London Euston to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
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 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
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
$50 - $70
Website
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
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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