There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Chester by car ferry, car, train, bus and ferry, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 47 min

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

$56 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street 5

$29 - $35

5 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester

$68 - $122

Car ferry, train via Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station)  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Wrexham General

$76 - $107

Fly to Liverpool  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL

$36 - $232

Fly to Manchester, bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN) DUB - MAN
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$38 - $154

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Birmingham (BHX) DUB - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe

$59 - $278

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Chester is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 25€ - 31€ and takes 12 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Chester is to fly which costs 30€ - 210€ and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Chester is 224 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Dublin to Chester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Chester. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Chester, Delamere Street via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Manchester Airport The Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Chester.
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  • Distance: 139.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

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

Ryanair flies from Dublin to Chester 3 times a day.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
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 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Wrexham General
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
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 - $160
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41

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