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There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Dublin by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Brussels  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Dublin (DUB) BRU - DUB

€24 - €157

5 alternative options

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dublin (DUB) AMS - DUB

€83 - €276

Train, car ferry  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

€249 - €771

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

€25 - €34

Bus and ferry  •  19h 55m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to London
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

€27 - €36

Drive, car ferry  •  25h 21m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin

€131 - €175

Brussels to Dublin by train, subway, walk and car ferry

The journey time between Brussels and Dublin is around 17h 14m and covers a distance of around 904 km. The fastest journey normally takes 14h 4m. Operated by Eurostar, London Underground (Tube), Avanti West Coast and others, the Brussels to Dublin service departs from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arrives in Dublin. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
17h 14m
Fastest journey time:
14h 4m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:52
Last service departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels to Dublin train, subway, walk and car ferry schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Belgium → Ireland
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International entry into Ireland from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Ireland from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Managed isolation facility confirmation prior to booking flight
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Rules to follow in Ireland

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Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Ireland from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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 mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Dublin is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Ireland.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs €25 - €35 and takes 19h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Dublin is to fly which costs €23 - €160 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Gare du Midi and arriving at Dublin via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 5m.

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The distance between Brussels and Dublin is 774 km.

The best way to get from Brussels to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 11h 8m and costs €240 - €800.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Brussels to Dublin, including transfers.

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Brussels to Dublin bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Brussels, Gare du Midi station.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Dublin is 1h behind Brussels. It is currently 3:48 AM in Brussels and 2:48 AM in Dublin.

Map of how to get from Brussels to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 773.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Dublin, Ireland?

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and two other airlines fly from Brussels to Dublin 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Brussels to Dublin via London and London Victoria in around 19h 55m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €130
Flights from Brussels to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €130
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dublin via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €130
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €120
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €120
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet
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 London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €19
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to London
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.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
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€65 - €80

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Ryanair, KLM, British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from Brussels Airport to Dublin Airport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €8 - €10.

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