How to travel from London to Dublin

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from London to Dublin

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

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To get from London to Dublin on Dec 09 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:15PMLondon Heathrow Airport1h20 10:35PMDublin Airport
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Travel Information from London to Dublin

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $40
fastestFastest modeFlight • $11 (€10) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 286 miles (461 km) from London to Dublin. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Ryanair among others. 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

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

Is international entry into Dublin from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

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

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

The government of Ireland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between London and Dublin closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom 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 London from Dublin.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between London and Dublin. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Dublin from London is by taking a train with an average price of $7 (€6).

This is compared to other travel options to Dublin:

Taking a train is about $34 (€31) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $40 (€37) for this route.

Taking a train is about $5 (€4) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $11 (€10) for this route.

The quickest way to travel to Dublin from 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, going by bus can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Dublin by train can take on average 0 h 0 min.

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

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

  • Flights from London to Dublin most often leave from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Dublin Airport.

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

  • Travel with Ryanair to go to Dublin by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Ryanair London to Dublin tickets on Omio for $11 (€10).

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

  • You can take a direct flight with Ryanair, British Airways, Aer Lingus 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 from London to Dublin.

Looking to extend your trip from London to Dublin? Many Omio customers who go from London to Dublin usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Edinburgh, Paris or Belfast. If you're looking to explore Edinburgh, Paris or Belfast from Dublin, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $40 (€37) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $11 (€10) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $7 (€6) one way.

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

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