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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 Sep 18 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:25PMLondon Stansted Airport1h15 12:40AMDublin Airport
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$221One-way
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11:25PMLondon Stansted Airport1h15 12:40AMDublin Airport
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$221One-way
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10:05PMLondon Stansted Airport1h15 11:20PMDublin Airport
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$411One-way
04:25PMLondon Stansted Airport1h15 05:40PMDublin Airport
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$1581One-way
05:35PMLondon Gatwick Airport1h15 06:50PMDublin Airport
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$1751One-way

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Fri
Sep 17
$77Arriva Trains Wales
$158Ryanair
Sat
Sep 18
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$20Ryanair
Sun
Sep 19
$69Avanti West Coast
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Mon
Sep 20
$77Avanti West Coast
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Tue
Sep 21
$77Arriva Trains Wales
$20Ryanair
Wed
Sep 22
$77Avanti West Coast
$20Ryanair
Thu
Sep 23
$77Avanti West Coast
$41Ryanair
Fri
Sep 24
$77Arriva Trains Wales
$27Ryanair
Sat
Sep 25
$77Arriva Trains Wales
$20Ryanair
Sun
Sep 26
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$27Ryanair
Mon
Sep 27
$77Arriva Trains Wales
$20Ryanair
Tue
Sep 28
$77Arriva Trains Wales
$20Ryanair
Wed
Sep 29
$77Avanti West Coast
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Thu
Sep 30
$77Avanti West Coast
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Fri
Oct 1
$69Arriva Trains Wales
$23Ryanair
Sat
Oct 2
$77Avanti West Coast
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Sun
Oct 3
$77Arriva Trains Wales
$14Ryanair
Mon
Oct 4
$77Avanti West Coast
$18Ryanair
Tue
Oct 5
$77Avanti West Coast
$18Ryanair
Wed
Oct 6
$77Avanti West Coast
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Thu
Oct 7
$77Avanti West Coast
$20Ryanair

Travel Information between London and Dublin

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $198 (€158) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Take a flight to travel 286 miles (461 km) to Dublin from London. Ryanair is the main travel company operating this route. 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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Travel Tips

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FAQs
Does Ireland have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling to Dublin from London?

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

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Ireland?

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

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

Conditions of entry 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Dublin, Ireland?

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

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

This information was last checked on 9/12/21. 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 from London to Dublin.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

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

Is my journey back to London from Dublin restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry 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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

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

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 9/16/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Dublin closer to your date of departure here.

How do I get from London to Dublin?

Travel London to Dublin by flight.

What is the fastest way from London to Dublin?

Going by flight is the quickest way from London to Dublin with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

What is the distance from London to Dublin?

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

When traveling from London to Dublin, what are the departure and arrival points in London and Dublin?

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

  • Flights most often depart from London at London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Dublin at Dublin Airport.
Which travel companies can get me from London to Dublin?

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

  • You can go to Dublin from London by plane with Ryanair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $198 (€158) with Ryanair from London to Dublin on Omio.
Is there a direct service between London and Dublin?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Ryanair, British Airways or BA Cityflyer.

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 between London and Dublin.

What is another destination I should add to my tour 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 book tickets from London to Dublin online for the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $198 (€158) one way for this journey.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Dublin
London
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge
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