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There are 9 ways to get from Dublin to Bournemouth by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly to Southampton, train  •  4 h 49 min

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

$63 - $275

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  15 h 22 min

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

$41 - $51

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 30 min

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

$73 - $221

Fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 6 min

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

$89 - $282

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  7 h 8 min

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

$111 - $314

Car ferry, train via London Euston  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Chester to London Euston
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth

$200 - $351

Car ferry, train  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton
  4. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Bournemouth

$179 - $278

Car ferry, train #2  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wolverhampton
  3. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Bournemouth

$161 - $370

Car ferry, drive  •  8 h 55 min

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

$108 - $152

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Bournemouth is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 15 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Bournemouth is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Bournemouth station. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 22 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Bournemouth is 417 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Bournemouth without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 11 h 36 min and costs 170€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Dublin to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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Dublin to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Dublin to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Dublin Airport to Southampton Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 260.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Bournemouth. However, you can take the line 747 bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Southampton, take the walk to Southampton Airport Parkway, then take the train to Bournemouth. Alternatively, you can take the line 747 bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to London Gatwick, take the walk to Gatwick Airport, take the train to Clapham Junction, then take the train to Bournemouth.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 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 Southampton Airport Parkway to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $28
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
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 Reading to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Wolverhampton to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$80 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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 Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $18
First Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Chester to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $26
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
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 Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
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 Dublin to Holyhead
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
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 17 min and costs 5€.

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