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

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  3h 52m

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

£25 - £155

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Bus and ferry  •  12h 20m

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

£12 - £16

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Fly to London City  •  4h 8m

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

£47 - £205

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 9m

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

£28 - £78

Fly to London Stansted  •  4h 22m

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

£34 - £87

Fly to London Luton, train  •  4h 27m

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

£32 - £78

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  4h 46m

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

£50 - £225

Fly to Southend, train  •  4h 45m

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

£45 - £115

Fly to Southampton, train  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Southampton (SOU) DUB - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

£91 - £215

Car ferry, train  •  8h 25m

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

£125 - £376

Car ferry, drive  •  8h 23m

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

£70 - £101

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to London is to bus and ferry which costs 14€ - 18€ and takes 12h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to London is to fly which costs 27€ - 180€ and takes 3h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin and arriving at London Victoria. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 20m.

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The distance between Dublin and London is 289 miles.

The best way to get from Dublin to London without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 8h 25m and costs 130€ - 420€.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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

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

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

Aer Lingus and British Airways fly from Dublin to London Paddington hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a vehicle from Dublin to London Victoria once daily. Tickets cost £12 - £16 and the journey takes 12h 20m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £200
Flights from Dublin to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £550
Flights from Dublin to London City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £550
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £350
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £200
Flights from Dublin to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £550
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £350
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£15 - £80
Flights from Dublin to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£10 - £70
Flights from Dublin to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£12 - £85
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£15 - £85
Flights from Dublin to Southend
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£14 - £90
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £180
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£10 - £210
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£95 - £340
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£95 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£250 - £340
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
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 Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£35
Small Car
£119
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£110 - £130
On Foot
£30 - £34
car
£91
Passenger
£36

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