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There are 4 ways to get from Bootle to Dublin by car, car ferry, train or plane

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Drive, car ferry

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

Cheapest option

Train to Liverpool, fly

  1. Take the train from Seaforth & Litherland to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB)

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Car ferry

  1. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin

Train to Manchester, fly

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB)
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International entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

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Yes, entry into Ireland is currently allowed from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dublin is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dublin is recommended.

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No, returning to United Kingdom from Ireland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Bootle to Dublin is to train and fly, which costs £19 - £100 and takes 3h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Bootle to Dublin is to train and fly which costs £19 - £100 and takes 3h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Bootle and arriving at Dublin. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h.

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The distance between Bootle and Dublin is 215 km.

The best way to get from Bootle to Dublin without a car is to car ferry which takes 8h and costs £40 - £120.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m to get from Bootle to Dublin, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Liverpool Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Ryanair offers flights from Liverpool Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bootle to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 214.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 10m

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

There is no direct connection from Bootle to Dublin. However, you can take the drive to Holyhead then take the car ferry to Dublin. Alternatively, P&O Ferries operates a car ferry from Bootle to Dublin 3 times a day. Tickets cost €45 - €150 and the journey takes 8h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €130
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
€12 - €210
Train operators
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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