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There are 11 ways to get from London to Dublin by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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Fly London Heathrow to Dublin  •  3h 53m

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

23€ - 149€

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Bus and ferry  •  12h 30m

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

13€ - 18€

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Fly London City to Dublin  •  3h 59m

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

44€ - 209€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Dublin  •  4h 11m

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

26€ - 79€

Fly London Stansted to Dublin  •  4h 30m

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

30€ - 88€

Train to London Luton, fly to Dublin  •  4h 33m

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

31€ - 80€

Train to Southend, fly to Dublin  •  4h 33m

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

45€ - 121€

Fly London Heathrow to Belfast City, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Belfast City (BHD) LHR - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly

65€ - 243€

Train, car ferry  •  8h 10m

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

144€ - 507€

Train, car ferry via Chester  •  8h 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

144€ - 521€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 7m

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

84€ - 210€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Dublin is to bus and ferry which costs £12 - £16 and takes 12h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Dublin is to fly which costs £21 - £140 and takes 3h 53m.

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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 8h 10m and costs £130 - £470.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m 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 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 Heathrow 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: 3h 53m

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

Aer Lingus and British Airways fly from London Paddington to Dublin hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a vehicle from London Victoria to Dublin once daily. Tickets cost 13€ - 18€ and the journey takes 12h 30m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 470€
Flights from London City to Dublin via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 470€
Flights from London City to Dublin via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 470€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 700€
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 470€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
16€ - 90€
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
14€ - 75€
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
13€ - 65€
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
11€ - 75€
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from London City to Dublin via Durham
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
170€ - 360€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
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
5€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Single
16€ - 24€
Irish Rail
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Dublin Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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
100€ - 370€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
100€ - 150€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
280€ - 370€
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
70€ - 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€
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
13€ - 18€
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
39€
Small Car
131€
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
30€ - 40€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
40€

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