There are 10 ways to get from Belgium to Ireland by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, 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 15 min

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

$52 - $195

Cheapest option

Fly from Charleroi  •  4 h 20 min

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

$36 - $196

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Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  5 h 23 min

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

$60 - $232

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  5 h 37 min

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

$85 - $679

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Dublin (DUB) EIN - DUB

$58 - $226

Train, car ferry  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$270 - $502

Train, bus and ferry  •  14 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$153 - $339

Bus FlixBus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London 815 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$49 - $95

Bus Ouibus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London Ouibus
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$61 - $83

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

$167 - $238

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 takes 4 h 15 min and costs 45€ - 170€.

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The distance between Belgium and Ireland is 904 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Belgium to Ireland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belgium to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Dublin via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 47 min.

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What companies run services between Belgium and Ireland?

Aer Lingus, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Schaerbeek to Swords every 2 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Flights from Amsterdam to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $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 Eindhoven to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Eindhoven to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Eindhoven to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Amsterdam to Dublin via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dublin via Doncaster/Sheffied
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dublin via Southend
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
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
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
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $75
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
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 Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brusel, CCN, gare du Nord to Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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