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Overview: Bus from Belfast to Dublin

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
changesDirect busYes

Buses from Belfast to Dublin cover the 87 miles (140 km) long trip with our travel partners like. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Belfast Central and arrive in Dublin, Merrion Square.

Buses from Belfast to Dublin

Buses from Belfast, United Kingdom to Dublin, Ireland usually take between two and a half to slightly over three hours depending on the route and whether it’s a direct service. Bus services depart on an hourly basis round the clock. However, during the night, departures interval becomes every two hours. All buses plying this route are direct, with little or no changes. However, there’s a stop at the Dublin Airport en route. Also, return buses from Dublin to Belfast available.

Which bus companies travel from Belfast to Dublin?

Bus Eireann and Aircoach are the main bus providers for this route.

How long is the bus from Belfast to Dublin?

Buses from Belfast to Dublin often take between two and a half hours to just over three hours to complete the journey. The fastest bus on the 87.6 miles Belfast to Dublin route typically takes about two hours 10 minutes. However, depending on the course or stops the bus makes, the journey time might vary slightly by five to ten minutes.

How many buses are there from Belfast to Dublin?

There is at least one Belfast to Dublin bus every hour. The frequency changes to at least one bus every two hours during the night. The first Belfast Dublin bus departs from Belfast at around 12:22 a.m. and the last bus leaves at about 10:50 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Belfast to Dublin?

Departure Bus Station: Buses plying the Belfast-Dublin route typically start from the Belfast Europa Buscenter, which is located at the city center along Glengall Street. Europa Buscenter, located less than half a mile from the city center, is a major transportation center in Belfast and is close to the Great Victoria Street train station. Bus routes 7A, 106, 107, and 108 are among the bus routes operating to Europa Buscenter. It’s possible to travel to the bus station via taxi.

Arrival Bus Station: There are several options when it comes to ending the journey. Buses from Belfast to Dublin terminate at several locations in the city center, including Dublin Airport, O’Connell Street, and Dublin Busaras. Busaras Bus Station is located at the city center along Store Street. The station is well served by intercity and regional buses. The Luas light rail station and the Connolly train station are adjacent to facilitate the organization of onward travel.

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by bus from Belfast, United Kingdom to Dublin, Ireland?

Travel between Belfast, United Kingdom and Dublin, Ireland by bus is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Ireland from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Ireland from Belfast?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

When traveling in Ireland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Dublin from Belfast before traveling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by bus to Belfast, United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Dublin to Belfast is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Ireland?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Dublin?

What are the requirements?

  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Belfast, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last checked on 1/23/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Belfast from Dublin here.

How far is it from Belfast to Dublin by bus?

The distance to Dublin from Belfast by bus is approximately 87 miles (140 km).

What is the departure bus station in Belfast and arrival bus station in Dublin?

When taking a bus from Belfast, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Belfast, Stena Line terminus, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and Belfast, Europa BusCentre. When you arrive in Dublin, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Dublin, Merrion Square, Dublin, Airport and Dublin, Pleasants Street.

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Belfast Central   to Dublin, Merrion Square.

Where is the Belfast bus station located? Where is the Dublin bus station located?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Belfast Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Dublin, Merrion Square, located 0.4 miles (703 m) away from the city center.