How to travel from Manchester to Dublin

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from Manchester to Dublin

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

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

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Travel Information between Manchester and Dublin

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $46 (€41) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 165 miles (266 km) by flight to Dublin from Manchester. Ryanair is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct from Manchester to Dublin.

How to Travel from Manchester to Dublin

Thousands of people travel in the UK between Manchester and Dublin every week, both for professional and personal trips. There are a number of travel options available to customers: flights are fast but expensive, trains are reliable and frequent, and buses are cheap but quite slow.

Trains from Manchester to Dublin | Buses from Manchester to Dublin | Flights from Manchester to Dublin

Manchester to Dublin Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€40

10:15 h

1 Week Ahead

trains

€48

7:10 h

1 Day Ahead

flight

€69

0:55 h

1 Month Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Dublin


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Dublin. Buses traveling from Manchester to Dublin depart from Manchester Sackville Stree bus station and take at least 10:15 h to arrive at Dublin's Port bus station. There is usually just 1 bus that travels from Manchester to Dublin per day departing Manchester at 7:45 p.m. and arriving in Dublin at 6:00 a.m. the next morning. National Express is the main bus company that travels from Manchester to Dublin.


Fastest way to travel from Manchester to Dublin


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Manchester to Dublin. Flights traveling from Manchester to Dublin depart from Manchester's airport and arrive at Dublin's airport after just 55 minutes of flight time. Taking a flight from Manchester to Dublin is still the fastest way to travel even when travel time to and from Manchester and Dublin's airports is taken into consideration. Airlines that fly directly from Manchester to Dublin include British Airways, RyanAir, and Aer Lingus.


Most popular way to travel from Manchester to Dublin


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Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from Manchester to Dublin. Taking a flight is almost 3 ½ hours faster than taking the train when travel time to and from Manchester and Dublin's airports is considered while only being €21 more expensive on average. Alternatively, flights are almost 6½ hours faster than taking the bus, while only being €29 more expensive on average. Approximately 14 direct flights travel from Manchester to Dublin per day, with the first departing Manchester at approximately 6 a.m.


Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Dublin

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FAQs

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

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Ireland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Ireland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine 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: Recommended

This information was last checked on 5/17/22. 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 Dublin from Manchester.

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

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

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

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

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Which rules do I need to follow in Manchester, 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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 5/18/22. 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 Manchester from Dublin here.

You can travel to Dublin from Manchester by flight.

Traveling by flight is also the quickest way from Manchester to Dublin. It takes on average 1 h   to travel this journey.

The Manchester to Dublin distance is around 165 miles (266 km).

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Manchester Airport and tend to arrive in Dublin Airport.

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from Manchester to Dublin:

  • You can travel from Manchester to Dublin by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $46 (€41) with Ryanair from Manchester to Dublin.
Many of our customers traveling from Manchester to Dublin don't make Dublin their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Dublin are London, Edinburgh or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Dublin to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Manchester 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 $46 (€41) one way for this trip.

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

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