How to travel from Dublin to London

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from Dublin to London

You can get from Dublin to London by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Dublin to London on Dec 05 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:35PMDublin Airport1h20 11:55PMLondon Stansted Airport
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07:10AMDublin Airport1h35 08:45AMLondon Heathrow Airport
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08:55AMDublin Airport1h30 10:25AMLondon Gatwick Airport
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06:30AMDublin Airport1h25 07:55AMLondon Gatwick Airport
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Travel Information between Dublin and London

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $13
fastestFastest modeFlight • $13 (€12) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 286 miles (461 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to London from Dublin. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Ryanair among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Dublin to London.

How to Travel from Dublin to London

The distance between Dublin and London is 462 kilometers, including traversing the Irish Sea. Travelers have a number of transport options available to them. The quickest and most convenient method is by aeroplane; cost of flights can vary depending on season, operator and how far in advance tickets are booked. For those who don't like flying, it is also possible to get between the two cities by rail or coach (both of these trips include the ferry.) Land and sea travel can be cheaper and offers some beautiful views, but it will obviously take much longer.

Trains from Dublin to London | Buses from Dublin to London | Flights from Dublin to London

Dublin to London Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€22

12:30 h

1 Week Ahead

trains

€60

7:55 h

2 Weeks Ahead

flight

€34

1:15 h

2 Weeks Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Dublin to London?

Cheapest way to travel from Dublin to London

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from London to Dublin. Buses traveling from London to Dublin depart from London's Victoria coach station and take at least 12 and a half hours to arrive at Dublin Busáras station. Buses are an average of €12 cheaper than taking a flight and €38 cheaper than traveling from London to Dublin by train. 3 buses travel from London to Dublin every day, with the first departing London at 3:18 p.m. All buses that travel from London to Dublin are operated by National Express and involve a ferry journey between Holyhead and Rosslare.

Fastest way to travel from Dublin to London

Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from London to Dublin. Even when traveling to and from London and Dublin's airports are taken into consideration, flying is still the fastest way to travel from London to Dublin by far. Taking a flight is approximately 4 hours faster than taking the train and 8 and half hours faster than taking the bus. Flights traveling from London to Dublin depart from one of London's 6 airports and arrive at Dublin airport after 1:15 h of flight time. Airlines that travel directly from London to Dublin include RyanAir, CityJet, Air France, British Airways, and Aer Lingus.

Most popular way to travel from Dublin to London

Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from London to Dublin. While it may be cheaper to take the bus when booking last minute, travelers who plan ahead will find that taking a budget flight is both the cheapest and fastest way to travel from London to Dublin. Even when traveling to and from London and Dublin's airports is taken into consideration of total travel time, taking a flight is still the best option for people traveling from London to Dublin.

How to get from Dublin to London

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Dublin to London, 87,76% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Dublin to London, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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FAQs

International travel from Dublin, Ireland to London, United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Ireland?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to London if traveling from Dublin?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom due to the pandemic?

All travelers in United Kingdom must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Dublin to London.

Return travel to Dublin, Ireland from United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Ireland from United Kingdom?

Entry into Ireland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Ireland from United Kingdom?

Requirements for reentering Ireland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Ireland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Ireland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Dublin, Ireland was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Dublin from London.

There are 4 travel options from Dublin to London: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to London is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $2 (€2) compared to other travel options to London:

Taking a train is about $7 (€6) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€8) for this trip.

Taking a train is usually $11 (€10) less than taking a flight to London, which costs on average $13 (€12) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Dublin and London is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to London by bus can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

London is approximately 286 miles (461 km) away from Dublin.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Dublin to London:

  • Flights mostly depart from Dublin Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Dublin to London, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Ryanair for flights to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Ryanair Dublin to London tickets on Omio for $13 (€12).

Yes, there are direct routes from Dublin to London with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct flight with Ryanair or Aer Lingus.

Direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Omio customers who travel from Dublin to London often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between London and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Dublin to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $9 (€8) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $13 (€12) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $2 (€2) one way.

But we recommend booking Dublin to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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