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There are 10 ways to get from Birmingham to Dublin by train, car ferry, bus and ferry, car, plane or bus

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Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

101€ - 337€

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Bus and ferry  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

11€ - 14€

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Train, car ferry via Shrewsbury  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

122€ - 204€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 11m

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

60€ - 76€

Fly Birmingham to Dublin  •  3h 42m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB

25€ - 337€

Train to Manchester, fly to Dublin  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) MAN - DUB

49€ - 407€

Train to Liverpool, fly to Dublin  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB

60€ - 271€

Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB

91€ - 742€

Fly Birmingham to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  6h

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

52€ - 352€

Fly Birmingham to Belfast City, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast City (BHD) BHX - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly

53€ - 478€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Dublin is to bus and ferry which costs £9 - £12 and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Dublin is to fly which costs £21 - £290 and takes 3h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham and arriving at Dublin. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 30m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Dublin is 307 km.

The best way to get from Birmingham to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 8h 21m and costs £85 - £290.

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It takes approximately 8h 21m to get from Birmingham to Dublin, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Birmingham station.

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 306.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 21m

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Dublin, Ireland?

National Express operates a vehicle from Birmingham to Dublin once daily. Tickets cost 11€ - 14€ and the journey takes 8h 30m. Alternatively, Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Birmingham to Dublin once daily.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 380€
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 130€
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
10€ - 150€
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 100€
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
11€ - 90€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast City via Inverness
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 85€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
23€ - 30€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
60€ - 85€
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 60€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
120€ - 160€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 70€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
18€ - 25€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
50€ - 70€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 26€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
6€ - 9€
Anytime Day Single
22€ - 26€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
6€ - 9€
Anytime Day Single
18€ - 22€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
36€ - 41€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
8€ - 12€
Anytime Day Single
36€ - 41€
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
tfw.wales
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 140€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
40€ - 50€
Anytime Day 1st Class
100€ - 140€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 180€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
55€ - 70€
Anytime Day 1st Class
120€ - 180€
Irish Rail
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
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Dublin Coach
Ferry operators
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
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€

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