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There are 8 ways to get from Dublin to Liverpool by car ferry, car, train, bus and ferry, bus or plane

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

Car ferry, drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Liverpool

$58 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill National Express / ...

$25 - $33

6 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester

$73 - $130

Car ferry  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle

$57 - $203

Fly Dublin to Manchester, train  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN) DUB - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$38 - $166

Fly Dublin to Liverpool, train  •  3h 28m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Liverpool Lime Street

$26 - $232

Bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Liverpool  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Liverpool (LPL) BFS - LPL

$48 - $143

Bus to Belfast City, fly to Manchester, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Manchester (MAN) BHD - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$63 - $203

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Liverpool is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 21€ - 30€ and takes 11h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Liverpool is to fly and train which costs 22€ - 210€ and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 15m.

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The distance between Dublin and Liverpool is 217 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Liverpool without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 6h 59m and costs 60€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Dublin to Liverpool, including transfers.

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Dublin to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Dublin to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill station.

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British Airways, Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 4m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Liverpool, England?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Liverpool. However, you can take the car ferry to Holyhead then take the drive to Liverpool. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Liverpool via Holyhead, Holyhead, and Chester in around 6h 59m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Belfast City to Manchester via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $5
First Anytime Day Single
$3 - $6
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$1 - $2
Off-Peak Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Single
$3 - $6
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Dublin Coach
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53

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