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There are 5 ways to get from Aberystwyth to Ireland by car, car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry 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.

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Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 41 min

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

$61 - $76

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$33 - $43

3 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$126 - $173

Bus, car ferry  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 to Fishguard, The Square T5
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Busáras 132

$86 - $99

Train, fly  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB

$75 - $222

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The cheapest way to get from Aberystwyth to Ireland is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £25 - £35 and takes 13 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberystwyth to Ireland is to drive and car ferry which costs £45 - £60 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberystwyth to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Aberystwyth and arriving at Dublin via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 25 min.

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The distance between Aberystwyth and Ireland is 167 miles.

The best way to get from Aberystwyth to Ireland without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 11 h 1 min and costs £95 - £140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Aberystwyth to Ireland, including transfers.

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Aberystwyth to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Aberystwyth station.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Aberystwyth to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Aberystwyth to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 167.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Aberystwyth, Wales and Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Aberystwyth to Dublin. However, you can take the drive to Holyhead, take the car ferry to Dublin, then take the drive to Dublin. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Aberystwyth to Dublin via Shrewsbury, Holyhead, Holyhead, Dublin, Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, Connolly Station, Amiens Street, and Connolly in around 11 h 1 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Aberystwyth to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
Richards Bros
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Busáras
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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 from Aberystwyth to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
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 Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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