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There are 10 ways to get from Bristol to Dublin by plane, train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry 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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Fly Bristol to Dublin  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB

$38 - $157

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$31 - $40

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Train to Cardiff, fly to Dublin  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Dublin (DUB) CWL - DUB

$66 - $222

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dublin  •  5 h 18 min

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

$78 - $261

Train to Southampton, fly to Dublin  •  5 h 40 min

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

$94 - $339

Fly Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BRS - BFS
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel

$68 - $174

Train to Exeter, fly to Dublin  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Dublin (DUB) EXT - DUB

$96 - $258

Train, car ferry via Crewe  •  10 h 12 min

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

$150 - $278

Train Arriva Trains Wales, car ferry  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$137 - $218

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 32 min

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

$91 - $119

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £23 - £35 and takes 11 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Dublin is to fly which costs £29 - £120 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Dublin via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Dublin is 202 miles.

The best way to get from Bristol to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 10 h 12 min and costs £110 - £220.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Bristol to Dublin, including transfers.

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Bristol to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 202.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

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

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Bristol to Dublin 5 times a day.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Exeter to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Exeter to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 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 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
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 from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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