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There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Downpatrick by bus, train or car

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Bus Bus Eireann, line 15 bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...
  2. Take the line 15 bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Downpatrick 15 / ...

$37 - $46

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Bus Aircoach, line 15 bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x / ...
  2. Take the line 15 bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Downpatrick 15 / ...

$27 - $47

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Busáras to Newry, Newry Bus Station X5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Newry Bus Center to Downpatrick 240

$30 - $39

Train, line 20 bus, line 15 bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Take the line 20 bus from Belfast Gas Work to Carryduff Queensway 20 / ...
  3. Take the line 15 bus from Carryduff to Downpatrick 15 / ...

$47 - $66

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Downpatrick 105.2 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Downpatrick is to drive which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 1 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Downpatrick is to drive which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 1 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Downpatrick. However, there are services departing from Busáras and arriving at Downpatrick via Belfast Europa Bus Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Downpatrick is 116 km. The road distance is 168.3 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Downpatrick without a car is to bus and line 15 bus which takes 3 h 46 min and costs 30€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Dublin to Downpatrick, including transfers.

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Dublin to Downpatrick bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Busáras station.

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Dublin to Downpatrick bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Downpatrick station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Downpatrick is 168 km. It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to drive from Dublin to Downpatrick.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Downpatrick. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Downpatrick.
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  • Distance: 72.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Downpatrick, Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Dublin to Downpatrick via Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and Belfast Europa Bus Centre in around 3 h 46 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Newry, Newry Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Downpatrick
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$7 - $11
Bus from Newry Bus Center to Downpatrick
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$10 - $15
Bus from Belfast Gas Work to Carryduff Queensway
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$4 - $6
Bus from Carryduff to Downpatrick
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$6 - $9
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie

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