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There are 8 ways to get from Ardrossan to Dublin by bus, car ferry, train, car 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

Bus, car ferry, train  •  11h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly

Cheapest option

Train to Glasgow, fly to Dublin  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Ardrossan South Beach to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB

$32 - $129

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Train, car ferry  •  11h 39m

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

$206 - $342

Train, car ferry, bus  •  12h 22m

  1. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
  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 Busáras X2a / ...

$113 - $203

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 32m

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

$77 - $96

Train, train to Edinburgh, fly to Dublin  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Ardrossan South Beach to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB

$51 - $163

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, bus  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin

$53 - $164

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  5h 59m

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

$61 - $148

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ardrossan to Dublin is to train and fly which costs £24 - £100 and takes 4h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Ardrossan to Dublin is to train and fly which costs £24 - £100 and takes 4h 18m.

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The distance between Ardrossan and Dublin is 171 miles.

The best way to get from Ardrossan to Dublin without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 11h 9m and costs .

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It takes approximately 11h 9m to get from Ardrossan to Dublin, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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There are 1303+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ardrossan to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 171 miles
  • Duration: 11h 9m

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

There is no direct connection from Ardrossan to Dublin. However, you can take the line 11 bus to Kilwinning, McGavin Way, take the walk to Kilwinning, take the train to Ayr, take the walk to Ayr station, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the taxi to Sydenham, take the train to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, then take the train to Connolly. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ardrossan to Dublin via Glasgow Central, Warrington Bank Quay, Chester, Holyhead, and Holyhead in around 11h 39m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ardrossan South Beach to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Train from Kilmarnock to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Ardrossan South Beach to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $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
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $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
1h 8m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Bus Eireann
Dublin Coach
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Website
P&O Ferries
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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