There are 11 ways to get from Bournemouth to Ireland by train, plane, 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.

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Train to Southampton, fly to Dublin  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dublin (DUB) SOU - DUB

$62 - $273

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry via Birmingham  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$39 - $49

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Train to Southampton, fly to Cork  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Cork (ORK) SOU - ORK

$73 - $316

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB

$89 - $278

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dublin (DUB) LGW - DUB

$76 - $215

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB

$98 - $256

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) LHR - DUB

$141 - $359

Train, car ferry  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  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

$220 - $366

Train, bus and ferry  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$98 - $142

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 035 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$40 - $50

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 59 min

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

$111 - $147

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Ireland is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £40 and takes 14 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Ireland is to train and fly which costs £45 - £210 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Ireland is 301 miles.

It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Bournemouth to Ireland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road and arriving at Dublin City South, Upper Leeson Street via Birmingham and Dublin, Millennium Spire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 41 min.

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What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Bournemouth to Swords. However, you can take the train to Southampton Airport Parkway, take the walk to Southampton airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, then take the line 41 bus to Swords. Alternatively, you can take the train to Southampton Airport Parkway, take the walk to Southampton airport, fly to Cork, take the walk to Cork Airport, then take the line 226 bus to Cork.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $28
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
Train from Bournemouth to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Bournemouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Bournemouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
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 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
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
$50 - $80
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
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41

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