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from Dublin to London

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

Our recommendation

To get from Dublin to London on Sep 27 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:35PMDublin Airport1h15 11:50PMLondon Stansted Airport
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$1081One-way
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10:35PMDublin Airport1h15 11:50PMLondon Stansted Airport
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$1081One-way
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11:55AMDublin Airport1h15 01:10PMLondon Stansted Airport
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$1511One-way
02:00PMDublin Airport1h15 03:15PMLondon Stansted Airport
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$1511One-way
08:15AMDublin Airport1h10 09:25AMLondon Luton Airport
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$1741One-way

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Sun
Sep 26
$392Ryanair
Mon
Sep 27
$96Ryanair
Tue
Sep 28
$40Ryanair
Wed
Sep 29
$40Ryanair
Thu
Sep 30
$25Ryanair
Fri
Oct 1
$88Ryanair
Sat
Oct 2
$17Ryanair
Sun
Oct 3
$54Ryanair
Mon
Oct 4
$17Ryanair
Tue
Oct 5
$17Ryanair
Wed
Oct 6
$17Ryanair
Thu
Oct 7
$17Ryanair
Fri
Oct 8
$32Ryanair
Sat
Oct 9
$17Ryanair
Sun
Oct 10
$26Ryanair
Mon
Oct 11
$17Ryanair
Tue
Oct 12
$17Ryanair
Wed
Oct 13
$17Ryanair
Thu
Oct 14
$17Ryanair
Fri
Oct 15
$25Ryanair
Sat
Oct 16
$17Ryanair

Travel Information from Dublin to London

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $78
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $22 (€17) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $22 (€17) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Arriva Trains Wales

Take a flight or train to travel 286 miles (461 km) to London from Dublin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Ryanair or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Dublin to London.

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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.

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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Travel Tips

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FAQs
Does United Kingdom have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Dublin and London?

Travel between Dublin, Ireland and London, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Ireland enter United Kingdom?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to London from Dublin?

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in London, United Kingdom?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 9/25/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to London from Dublin.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Dublin, Ireland from London, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return to Dublin, Ireland from United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Dublin from London restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Dublin from London?

Conditions of reentry into Ireland:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

You should observe these safety measures in Ireland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Ireland was last checked on 9/25/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Dublin from London closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach London from Dublin?

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

How do I get from Dublin to London the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to London from Dublin is by taking a flight, which costs on average $22 (€17).

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

Taking a flight is usually $56 (€45) less than taking a train to London, which costs on average $78 (€62) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Dublin and London?

The fastest way to get to London from Dublin is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to London can usually take longer:

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

How many miles from Dublin to London would I travel?

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

Where do I depart from Dublin? Where do I arrive in London?

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

  • Flights from Dublin to London most often leave from Dublin Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Dublin to London?

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:

  • Ryanair can get you to London by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Ryanair from Dublin to London for $22 (€17) on Omio.
  • Travel with Arriva Trains Wales to go to London by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Arriva Trains Wales Dublin to London tickets on Omio for $78 (€62).
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Dublin to London?
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.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to London from Dublin online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Dublin to London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing $22 (€17) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $78 (€62) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Dublin to London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dublin
London
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