How to travel from Dublin to London

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Travel Information between Dublin and London

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$35 - $45
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $35 (€30) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $35 (€30) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEuropean Sleeper or Ryanair

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

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from Dublin to London

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

Our recommendation
flight

The best way to travel from Dublin to London is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Aer Lingus
12:30PM1h25
Dublin Airport (DUB)
01:55PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$881One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Aer Lingus
12:30PM1h25
Dublin Airport (DUB)
01:55PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$881One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Aer Lingus
08:15PM1h20
Dublin Airport (DUB)
09:35PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$881One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Stena Line
08:15AM10h20
Dublin
06:35PMLondon Euston (EUS)
$1851One-way
1 transfer
Stena Line
08:15AM9h20
Dublin
05:35PMLondon Euston (EUS)
$1851One-way
2 transfers
Stena Line
02:15AM10h20
Dublin
12:35PMLondon Euston (EUS)
$1791One-way
1 transfer
Aer Lingus
01:30PM1h25
Dublin Airport (DUB)
02:55PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$881One-way
0 transfers
Aer Lingus
11:15AM1h25
Dublin Airport (DUB)
12:40PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$951One-way
0 transfers
Aer Lingus
02:30PM1h25
Dublin Airport (DUB)
03:55PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$881One-way
0 transfers

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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.

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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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All travel companies: Airlines from Dublin to London

Find the best route from Dublin to London with Ryanair, Eurowings and SWISS. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Ryanair is one of the most popular budget airlines in Europe offering cheap flights all over the continent. Founded in Ireland, Ryanair makes it easy to hop on a travel and fly to popular European destinations quickly and affordably. This low-cost airline is known for operating direct travel to smaller or secondary airports usually outside major cities to keep costs down. All Ryanair fare types include allowance of one small personal bag; additional fees tend to apply for bringing carry-on luggage and checked luggage.

    FAQs: Travel from Dublin to London

    FAQs: Travel to London easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Dublin to London.
    FAQs

    There are 2 ways to get from Dublin to London: bus or flight.

    The cheapest way to get from Dublin to London is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of $35 (€30) compared to other travel options to London:

    A flight is $10 (€9) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $45 (€39) from Dublin to London.

    The fastest way to get to London from Dublin is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

    Other travel options to London take longer:

    Bus takes 11 h 45 min on average.

    You should expect to travel around 286 miles (461 km) between Dublin and London.

    The average frequency per day from Dublin to London is:

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Dublin and London as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

      • Most travelers board their bus from Dublin, Airport (T2 Arrivals Road - Zone 20) and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
      • Most travelers take a flight from Dublin Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

      The following travel companies offer services from Dublin to London:

      • European Sleeper, Expressway Eurolines or Expressway can get you to London by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Expressway Eurolines from Dublin to London for $45 (€39) on Omio.
      • Ryanair, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Cityflyer (British Airways 2), easyJet, SWISS, Eurowings, KLM Cityhopper or Lufthansa can get you to London by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from Dublin to London for $35 (€30) on Omio.

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

      • Direct bus with Expressway Eurolines or Expressway.
      • Take a direct flight with Aer Lingus, British Airways or Cityflyer (British Airways 2).

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

      Omio customers who travel from Dublin to London often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Edinburgh, Manchester, 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.
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