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

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Fly Dublin to Bristol  •  3h 41m

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

£32 - £467

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  12h 10m

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

£16 - £20

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Train to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Bristol  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Bristol (BRS) BFS - BRS

£56 - £257

Fly Dublin to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to London Heathrow (LHR) DUB - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

£67 - £268

Car ferry, train  •  9h 47m

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

£135 - £271

Car ferry, train via Crewe  •  10h 49m

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

£131 - £458

Bus and ferry, bus via Birmingham  •  12h 9m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Cabot Circus M36 / ...

£19 - £27

Car ferry, drive  •  7h 46m

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

£59 - £81

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Bristol is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 18€ - 24€ and takes 12h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Bristol is to fly which costs 35€ - 550€ and takes 3h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Bristol station. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Bristol Bus & Coach Station via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 10m.

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The distance between Dublin and Bristol is 202 miles.

The best way to get from Dublin to Bristol without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 9h 47m and costs 150€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Dublin to Bristol, including transfers.

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

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Bristol.
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  • Distance: 202.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 41m

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

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Dublin to Bristol twice daily.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £190
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£9 - £75
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £130
Train operators
Irish Rail
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £26
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£95 - £140
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
tfw.wales
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£25 - £100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£25 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £130
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £120
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £70
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £23
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £23
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 Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£28 - £32
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£100 - £120
On Foot
£28 - £32

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