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There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Ireland by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry or bus

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Fly Brussels to Dublin  •  4h 9m

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

24€ - 163€

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Fly Brussels to Cork  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Cork (ORK) BRU - ORK

105€ - 468€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Dublin  •  5h 30m

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

89€ - 272€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Cork  •  6h 13m

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

117€ - 407€

Train, car ferry  •  12h 13m

  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

251€ - 775€

Train, bus and ferry  •  16h 26m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

122€ - 368€

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  •  20h 17m

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

29€ - 40€

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
  • Managed isolation facility confirmation prior to booking flight
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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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
This applies to arrivals from Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Bermuda, Canada, Puerto Rico, United States, Wallis and Futuna, Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Curaçao, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Georgia, India, Iran, Mongolia and Costa Rica

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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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Ireland from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • 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 Ireland is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ireland is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ireland 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: 2 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Brussels to Ireland 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 Ireland is to fly which costs 23€ - 170€ and takes 4h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Ireland. 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 Ireland is 875 km.

The best way to get from Brussels to Ireland without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 12h 13m and costs 250€ - 800€.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Brussels to Ireland, including transfers.

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

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Ireland is 1h behind Brussels. It is currently 1:33 AM in Brussels and 12:33 AM in Ireland.

Map of how to get from Brussels to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 874.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 9m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Ireland?

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Brussels to Swords twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Brussels to Dublin via London, London Victoria, Dublin, and D'Olier Street, stop 334 in around 20h 17m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Brussels to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
Flights from Brussels to Cork via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
Flights from Brussels to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Brussels to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
Flights from Brussels to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
228€ - 230€
Flights from Brussels to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 440€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
10€ - 120€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 130€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Cork via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 440€
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
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 London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
National Express
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
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€

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

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There are four+ hotels available in Ireland. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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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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