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There are 6 ways to get from Dublin to Chester by car ferry, car, train, bus and ferry, bus or plane

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Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 49 min

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

$56 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  11 h 40 min

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

$31 - $40

4 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  6 h 4 min

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

$68 - $122

Fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN) DUB - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$43 - $170

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Central Loop Line to Chester

$32 - $237

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 10 min

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

$56 - $231

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Chester is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 11 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Chester is to fly and train which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 4 h 28 min.

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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 via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 40 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Chester is 224 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Chester without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 6 h 4 min and costs 55€ - 110€.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Dublin to Chester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Chester station.

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British Airways, Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Chester.
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  • Distance: 139.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Chester. However, you can take the car ferry to Holyhead then take the drive to Chester. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Chester via Holyhead and Holyhead in around 6 h 4 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 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 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 Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
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 International to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Central Loop Line to Chester
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$3 - $6
Off-Peak Single
$7 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Single
$11 - $16
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
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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 - $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

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There are 416+ hotels available in Chester. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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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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