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There are 12 ways to get from Derby to Limerick by train, plane, 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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Train to Birmingham, fly to Shannon  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Shannon (SNN) BHX - SNN

73€ - 291€

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Train, train to Manchester, fly to Shannon  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Shannon (SNN) MAN - SNN

45€ - 330€

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Fly East Midlands to Shannon  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Shannon (SNN) EMA - SNN

48€ - 354€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Cork, bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Cork (ORK) BHX - ORK
  3. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Henry St

81€ - 276€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

61€ - 222€

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Cork, bus  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cork (ORK) MAN - ORK
  4. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Henry St

77€ - 265€

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Dublin, bus  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) MAN - DUB
  4. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

56€ - 211€

Fly East Midlands to Knock, bus  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Knock (NOC) EMA - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station

Train, car ferry, bus  •  13h 13m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  4. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 300

102€ - 181€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  13h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Derby to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 300

51€ - 82€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  14h 24m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station X12

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 18m

  1. Drive from Derby to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Limerick

85€ - 114€

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The cheapest way to get from Derby to Limerick is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £45 - £75 and takes 13h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Derby to Limerick is to fly which costs £40 - £320 and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Derby to Limerick. However, there are services departing from Derby and arriving at Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay via Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 37m.

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The distance between Derby and Limerick is 301 miles.

The best way to get from Derby to Limerick without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 13h 13m and costs £90 - £160.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from Derby to Limerick, including transfers.

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Derby to Limerick bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Derby station.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Derby to Limerick bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay station.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Birmingham Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Derby to Limerick.
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  • Distance: 300.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 56m

What companies run services between Derby, England and Limerick, Ireland?

Ryanair flies from Derby to Limerick twice a week.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 390€
Flights from Birmingham to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 250€
Flights from Manchester to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 240€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 250€
Flights from Manchester to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from East Midlands to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 350€
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
13€ - 95€
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
17€ - 200€
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
18€ - 190€
Flights from East Midlands to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
22€ - 35€
Anytime Single
30€ - 50€
Off-Peak Single
19€ - 28€
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
21€ - 35€
Anytime Single
30€ - 45€
Off-Peak Single
17€ - 26€
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
7€ - 11€
Off-Peak Single
14€ - 23€
Anytime Day Single
15€ - 22€
Anytime Single
20€ - 30€
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
10€ - 15€
Off-Peak Single
20€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single
21€ - 30€
Anytime Single
29€ - 45€
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
9€ - 14€
Off-Peak Day Single
16€ - 23€
Anytime Day Single
18€ - 26€
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 90€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
35€ - 55€
Anytime Day Single
55€ - 90€
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
17€ - 24€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 55€
First Anytime Day Single
55€ - 85€
Bus operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Henry St
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 15€
Website
Citylink
Standard
10€ - 15€
Web Fare
8€ - 12€
Bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
Bus Éireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Schedules at
transportforireland.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 Derby to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Book at
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Book at
National Express
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
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
40€
Small Car
135€

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There are 138+ hotels available in Limerick. Prices start at 73€ per night.

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The best way to get from Derby to East Midlands Airport is to bus which takes 42m and costs £2 - £4.

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