There are 8 ways to get from Barrow in Furness to Ireland by car, car ferry, 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.

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Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Barrow in Furness to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$84 - $110

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  17 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Barrow-in-Furness, Town Hall to Kendal, Bus Station (Ken) (Westmorland Shopping Centre) X6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kendal to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880

$40 - $50

6 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Warrington Bank Quay
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  4. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$133 - $219

Train, bus and ferry  •  14 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880

$46 - $71

Train, train to Manchester, fly  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) MAN - DUB

$55 - $189

Train, train to Liverpool, fly  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Warrington Bank Quay
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB

$72 - $300

Train, train to Carlisle, fly  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Carlisle
  3. Fly from Carlisle (CAX) to Dublin (DUB) CAX - DUB

$95 - $336

Train, train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Barrow-in-Furness to Carnforth
  2. Take the train from Carnforth to Shipley
  3. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Dublin (DUB) LBA - DUB

$51 - $212

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The cheapest way to get from Barrow in Furness to Ireland is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £40 and takes 17 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barrow in Furness to Ireland is to train and fly which costs £70 - £260 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barrow in Furness to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Barrow-in-Furness, Town Hall and arriving at Dublin via Kendal and Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 37 min.

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The distance between Barrow in Furness and Ireland is 215 miles.

The best way to get from Barrow in Furness to Ireland without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 10 h 9 min and costs £100 - £170.

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It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to get from Barrow in Furness to Ireland, including transfers.

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Barrow in Furness to Ireland bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, depart from Barrow-in-Furness, Town Hall station.

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

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Barrow in Furness to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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

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Map of how to get from Barrow in Furness to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 214.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

What companies run services between Barrow in Furness, England and Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Barrow in Furness 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 Barrow in Furness to Dublin via Lancaster, Warrington Bank Quay, Chester, Holyhead, Holyhead, and Dublin in around 10 h 9 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Carlisle to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $210
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carnforth to Shipley
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $7
Off-Peak Day Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $17
Train from Lancaster to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Lancaster to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Barrow-in-Furness to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $17
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
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
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
Train from Lancaster to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $70
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
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 Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Kendal to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barrow-in-Furness, Town Hall to Kendal, Bus Station (Ken) (Westmorland Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
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 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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