There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Caernarfon by car ferry, train, bus or bus and ferry

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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Carferry  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dublin to Holyhead

$149 - $182

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place 060
  3. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Bangor, Gwynedd

$38 - $53

1 alternative option

Train, carferry, bus  •  15 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Pearse to Rosslare Europort
  2. Take the carferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Take the bus from Fishguard, The Square (Fishguard Town Hall) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T5
  4. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel (Eagle Hotel PH) T2

$108 - $127

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Caernarfon station. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 12 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Caernarfon is 134 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Caernarfon without a car is to carferry which takes 3 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Dublin to Caernarfon, including transfers.

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

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Dublin to Caernarfon bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bangor, Gwynedd station.

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There are 827+ hotels available in Caernarfon. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Caernarfon.
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  • Distance: 83.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Caernarfon, Wales?

Irish Ferries operates a car ferry from Dublin to Caernarfon 4 times a day. Tickets cost $38 - $43 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Stena Line also services this route 4 times a day.

Train operators
Bus operators
Richards Bros
Phone
+44 1239 613756
Email
enquiries@richardsbros.co.uk
Website
richardsbros.co.uk
Bus from Fishguard, The Square (Fishguard Town Hall) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
richardsbros.co.uk
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Caernarfon, Eagle Hotel (Eagle Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$116
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
$157
Car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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