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There are 10 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  •  4h

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

30€ - 235€

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Bus and ferry  •  12h 30m

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

14€ - 19€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Dublin  •  4h 10m

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

36€ - 234€

Fly London Stansted to Dublin  •  4h 29m

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

34€ - 149€

Train to Southampton, fly to Dublin  •  4h 47m

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

99€ - 323€

Train to London Luton, fly to Dublin  •  4h 14m

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

39€ - 181€

Fly London Heathrow to Belfast City, train  •  6h 32m

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

69€ - 256€

Fly London City to Dublin  •  4h 10m

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

47€ - 234€

Train, car ferry  •  8h 6m

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

146€ - 430€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 7m

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

77€ - 108€

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International entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

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Conditions of entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Ireland from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dublin is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dublin is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Dublin is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Ireland.

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Last updated: 11 Apr 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable 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 £25 - £210 and takes 4h.

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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 6m and costs £120 - £370.

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It takes approximately 4h 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: 4h

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

Aer Lingus and British Airways fly from London Paddington to Dublin 3 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a vehicle from London Victoria to Dublin once daily. Tickets cost 14€ - 19€ and the journey takes 12h 30m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
20€ - 280€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 370€
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
35€ - 550€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 370€
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
35€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15€ - 210€
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
11€ - 80€
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
13€ - 140€
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Train operators
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
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
8€ - 23€
Off-Peak Single
14€ - 20€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
19€ - 28€
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
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
Irish Rail
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
14€ - 19€
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
40€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
41€
Small Car
139€
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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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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