There are 9 ways to get from Birmingham to Dublin by train, car ferry, bus and ferry, 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.

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Train, car ferry  •  7h 22m

  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

91€ - 332€

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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  •  8h 23m

  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

113€ - 196€

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 12m

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

66€ - 84€

Fly from Birmingham  •  3h 52m

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

27€ - 259€

Train to Liverpool, fly  •  4h 6m

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

55€ - 206€

Train to Manchester, fly  •  5h 10m

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

76€ - 314€

Train to East Midlands, fly  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Dublin (DUB) EMA - DUB

61€ - 440€

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5h 13m

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

90€ - 350€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Dublin is to bus and ferry which costs £10 - £13 and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Dublin is to fly which costs £24 - £240 and takes 3h 52m.

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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 7h 22m and costs £80 - £300.

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It takes approximately 7h 22m 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 5m.

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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: 7h 22m

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 every 3 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 210€
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 160€
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 210€
Flights from East Midlands to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 270€
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 230€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 80€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
22€ - 29€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
55€ - 80€
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
40€ - 60€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
110€ - 160€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
18€ - 24€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
45€ - 65€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
10€ - 15€
Anytime Day Single
17€ - 25€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
8€ - 12€
Anytime Day Single
14€ - 20€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
16€ - 23€
Anytime Day Single
28€ - 40€
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 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
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
35€ - 140€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day 1st Class
95€ - 140€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
50€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
110€ - 170€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
95€ - 140€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
55€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
120€ - 170€
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
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
40€
Small Car
133€

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £2 - £90.

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