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from London to Dublin

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Dublin on Jan 21 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:40AMLondon Stansted Airport1h20 11:00AMDublin Airport
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$201One-way
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09:40AMLondon Stansted Airport1h20 11:00AMDublin Airport
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$201One-way
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09:00AMLondon Gatwick Airport1h20 10:20AMDublin Airport
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$311One-way
09:45AMLondon Gatwick Airport1h15 11:00AMDublin Airport
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$351One-way
08:25AMLondon Stansted Airport1h25 09:50AMDublin Airport
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$421One-way

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Fri
Jan 21
$24Ryanair
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Jan 22
$15Ryanair
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Jan 23
$15Ryanair
Mon
Jan 24
$19Ryanair
Tue
Jan 25
$15Ryanair
Wed
Jan 26
$13Ryanair
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Jan 27
$15Ryanair
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Jan 28
$19Ryanair
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Jan 29
$15Ryanair
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Jan 30
$15Ryanair
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Jan 31
$15Ryanair
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Feb 1
$15Ryanair
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Feb 2
$15Ryanair
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Feb 3
$15Ryanair
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Feb 4
$24Ryanair
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Feb 5
$15Ryanair
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Feb 6
$15Ryanair
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Feb 7
$15Ryanair
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Feb 8
$15Ryanair
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Feb 9
$15Ryanair

Travel Information to Dublin from London

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $14 (€11) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 286 miles (461 km) by flight to Dublin from London. Ryanair is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct flight from London to Dublin.

How to Travel from London to Dublin

Flying is the easiest way to travel from London to Dublin, although there are also bus and train routes. If you choose to take a train journey, you can leave London in the morning and arrive in late afternoon. Flying is far quicker, with a journey time of only an hour between the two capital cities. The slowest form of transport will be buses, but this can work out cheapest if travelers book in advance. Most coaches and trains depart from a single location - either Euston or Victoria - while flights depart from all of London's major regional airports, including Gatwick, Stansted, and Heathrow.

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

London to Dublin Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

Bus

€22

12:30 h

1 Week Ahead

Train

€60

7:55 h

2 Weeks Ahead

Flight

€34

1:15 h

2 Weeks Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from London to Dublin

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 London to Dublin

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 London to Dublin

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 London to Dublin

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from London to Dublin, 74,42% 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 London to Dublin, 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

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Dublin, Ireland from London, United Kingdom?

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

Can I enter Ireland if coming from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in Dublin, Ireland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Ireland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/13/22; 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 between London and Dublin.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to London, United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Ireland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Dublin?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/19/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Dublin here.

How do I get from London to Dublin?

You can go from London to Dublin by flight.

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

A flight is the fastest way to get to Dublin from London with an average travel time for this journey around 1 h 15 min.

How far is Dublin from London?

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

When traveling from London to Dublin, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Dublin?

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

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

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Dublin?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between London and Dublin:

  • You can take a flight from London to Dublin with Ryanair. Cheap tickets can be found for $14 (€11) with Ryanair from London to Dublin.

Can I find a direct route from London to Dublin?

Yes, there is a direct route available from London to Dublin:

  • You can take a direct flight with Ryanair.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from London to Dublin?

Your trip from London to Dublin doesn't have to end in Dublin. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Edinburgh, Paris or Belfast. If you’d like to add Edinburgh, Paris or Belfast to your London to Dublin tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Dublin today!

How early should I purchase London to Dublin tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $14 (€11) one way on average.

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