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There are 11 ways to get from Dublin to Dumfries by car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, plane or shuttle

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Recommended option

Car ferry, train  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$155 - $260

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  16 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Carlisle National Express

$31 - $40

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Bus, train, car ferry  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a
  2. Take the train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour 2
  3. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  4. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Academy Street 500 / ...

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 37 min

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

$93 - $122

Fly Dublin to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$54 - $154

Shuttle to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Glasgow, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$97 - $192

Fly Dublin to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$75 - $243

Train to Belfast City, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$103 - $225

Fly Dublin to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Newcastle (NCL) DUB - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$51 - $177

Fly Dublin to Liverpool, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$108 - $356

Fly Dublin to Leeds Bradford, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) DUB - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$65 - $237

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Dumfries is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 16 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Dumfries is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 140€ and takes 6 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Dumfries, DG One A via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters and Annan, Stance 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 44 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Dumfries is 258 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Dumfries without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 10 h 31 min and costs 130€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 31 min to get from Dublin to Dumfries, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Dumfries.
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  • Distance: 161.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 31 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Dumfries, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Dumfries. However, you can take the car ferry to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the train to Chester, take the train to Warrington Bank Quay, take the train to Carlisle, then take the train to Dumfries. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Dumfries via Dublin Airport, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, Great Victoria Street, Larne Harbour, Larne, Cairnryan, and Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal in around 11 h 18 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $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
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 Warrington Bank Quay to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
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
Bus Eireann
Website
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
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Academy Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Shuttle from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$23 - $35
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
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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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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