There are 10 ways to get from Glasgow to Dublin by plane, bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Glasgow to Dublin  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB

$29 - $132

9 alternative options

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Dublin  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB

$33 - $148

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel

$67 - $151

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  3. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel

$74 - $177

Bus, car ferry, train  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly

$98 - $127

Train Virgin West Coast Trains, car ferry  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$207 - $330

Bus, car ferry, train via Larne  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street 2
  4. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel

$76 - $159

Train, car ferry  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  4. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Belfast Central Train Station 2
  5. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly

$104 - $201

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880

$38 - $48

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Dublin

$80 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £28 - £40 and takes 16 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Dublin is to fly which takes 3 h 40 min and costs £21 - £100.

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The distance between Glasgow and Dublin is 309 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Glasgow to Dublin, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Dublin via Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Dublin, Ireland?

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Glasgow to Dublin every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Belfast Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $20
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$172
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$47
Small Car
$158
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$67
Standard Car
$93

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