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Overview: Bus from London to Dublin

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesEurolines Switzerland or National Express

Buses from London to Dublin cover the 286 miles (461 km) long journey with our travel partners like Eurolines Switzerland or National Express. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Dublin, Merrion Square.

Bus providers: National Express from London to Dublin

Travel on National Express buses between London and Dublin at great prices. Omio finds you bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus between London and Dublin, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your bus tickets between London and Dublin due to the coronavirus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from London to Dublin

    Bus services from London to Dublin make it easy and cost effective to reach the Irish capital. Eurolines offers a single direct connection every day of the week, which leaves London Victoria in the early evening. Buses travel overnight, arriving in Dublin 12 hours after departure.

    Which bus companies travel from London to Dublin?

    Travellers only have one bus operator to choose from when catching buses from London to Dublin. Eurolines is the sole carrier on the route, and offers daily direct connections from London Victoria.

    How long is the bus from London to Dublin?

    Travellers can expect a reasonably long bus journey from London to Dublin, Journeys will take 12 hours to the Port of Dublin, and 12 hours 30 minutes to Busaras in the centre of town. No changes are needed along the way, but a ferry journey across the Irish Sea will be required, and that usually departs from Holyhead.

    How many buses are there from London to Dublin?

    There is a single direct bus between London Victoria and Dublin every day of the week. Buses leave in the evening and travel during the night, arriving in Dublin just before breakfast.

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

    Departure Station: All buses from London to Dublin will depart from the same place: London Victoria bus Station. London's biggest international and inter-city bus hub, the bus Station is easily accessible from every neighbourhood in the capital. Travellers can take suburban trains to Victoria, local buses, or express buses from London's airports. But the best way to get to bus departures is via the London Underground. The District, Circle, and Victoria Lines all stop at nearby Victoria. From there, it's a 10 minute walk to the bus terminal.

    Arrival Station: Buses from London to Dublin stop at a couple of places, and they are some distance apart. Firstly, passengers can alight at the Port of Dublin. Around 3 miles east of the city center, the Port stop is handy for those taking onward ferries or visiting eastern suburbs. However, those heading to central Dublin should stay on the bus and alight at Busaras. Busaras is located at the heart of the city, and is near the train station as well, allowing travellers to transfer to other Irish destinations with ease.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Dublin from London

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    FAQs

    Is cross-border travel by bus between London, United Kingdom and Dublin, Ireland allowed?

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

    Is international entry into Dublin from London restricted?

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

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Ireland from London?

    Entry Requirements:

    • 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?

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

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

    The above information was last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from London to Dublin closer to your date of departure here

    What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Dublin to London 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 London, 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 1/26/22. 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 London from Dublin here.

    How many miles is it from London to Dublin by bus?

    The London to Dublin bus distance is approximately 286 miles (461 km).

    What station does the bus from London to Dublin depart from? Which Dublin bus station do I come into from London?

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Dublin, Merrion Square.

    Where is the bus station in London to go to Dublin? Where is the bus station in Dublin located?

    The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center of London.

    The most popular arrival bus station, Dublin, Merrion Square, is located 0.4 miles (703 m) away from the city center of Dublin.

    What bus providers offer a service from London to Dublin?

    For the best London to Dublin bus to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Eurolines Switzerland or National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services from London to Dublin to compare what amenities they may offer.