There are 11 ways to get from Belgium to Ireland by plane, train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, night bus 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 from Brussels  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Dublin (DUB) BRU - DUB

$53 - $195

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Fly from Charleroi  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Dublin (DUB) CRL - DUB

$36 - $196

9 alternative options

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Dublin (DUB) CGN - DUB

$96 - $679

Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Dublin (DUB) AMS - DUB

$83 - $238

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Dublin (DUB) DUS - DUB

$89 - $357

Bus, train, car ferry  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  4. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$205 - $347

Train, bus and ferry  •  19 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$192 - $406

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$48 - $66

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Brugge Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruges to London 080
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$57 - $106

Night bus, bus and ferry  •  23 h 32 min

  1. Take the night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London N815
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$76 - $118

Drive, car ferry  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Holyhead
  4. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$166 - $239

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belgium to Ireland is to fly which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belgium to Ireland is to fly which costs 40€ - 170€ and takes 4 h 17 min.

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The distance between Belgium and Ireland is 904 km.

The best way to get from Belgium to Ireland without a car is to bus and train and car ferry which takes 16 h 46 min and costs 170€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Belgium to Ireland, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Ireland is 1 h behind Belgium. It is currently 2:57 PM in Belgium and 1:57 PM in Ireland.

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

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There are 50+ hotels available in Ireland. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belgium to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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Map of how to get from Belgium to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 564.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between Belgium and Ireland?

Aer Lingus, Ryanair and British Airways fly from Schaerbeek to Swords every 2 hours.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Brussels to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Amsterdam to Dublin via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Flights from Charleroi to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $1,000
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $1,000
Flights from Amsterdam to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $1,600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dublin via Southend
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Dublin via Doncaster/Sheffied
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dublin via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$60 - $80
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
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 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Eurostar
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Brugge
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $25
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bruges to London
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges to London
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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