There are 12 ways to get from London to Dublin by plane, train, bus, 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 London City to Dublin  •  4h 4m

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

49€ - 199€

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  12h 30m

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

14€ - 18€

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Fly London Heathrow to Dublin  •  3h 58m

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

38€ - 170€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Dublin  •  4h 16m

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

35€ - 169€

Fly London Stansted to Dublin  •  4h 30m

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

40€ - 119€

Train to London Luton, fly to Dublin  •  4h 37m

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

43€ - 270€

Train to Southend, fly to Dublin  •  4h 40m

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

43€ - 162€

Fly London Heathrow to Belfast City, bus  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Belfast City (BHD) LHR - BHD
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin

67€ - 285€

Train, car ferry  •  7h 10m

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

145€ - 412€

Train, car ferry via Chester  •  7h 53m

  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

144€ - 423€

Train, car ferry via Liverpool  •  14h 18m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin

117€ - 271€

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 7m

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

88€ - 116€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Dublin is to bus and ferry which costs £12 - £17 and takes 12h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Dublin is to fly which costs £30 - £160 and takes 3h 58m.

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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 462 km.

The best way to get from London to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 7h 10m and costs £120 - £370.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m 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 20m.

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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.
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  • Distance: 461.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 4m

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

British Airways and Aer Lingus fly from London Bank DLR to Dublin hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a vehicle from London Victoria to Dublin once daily. Tickets cost 14€ - 18€ and the journey takes 12h 30m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 420€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Flights from London City to Dublin via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 420€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 180€
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 110€
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22€ - 130€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 20€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
6€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Single
17€ - 25€
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
110€ - 150€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
280€ - 380€
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
75€ - 100€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
190€ - 260€
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
90€ - 130€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
35€ - 55€
Anytime Day Single
65€ - 95€
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
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
14€ - 18€
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
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€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
40€
Small Car
134€

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