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

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Train  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Dundalk 8 / ...

$18 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus Matthews Coach Hire  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Drumcondra, Outside Train Station to Marshes Shopping Centre 901 / ...

$14

3 alternative options

Bus Bus Eireann  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Dundalk 100X

$18 - $22

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dublin to Dundalk 53.4 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Dundalk 53.4 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Dundalk is to drive which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Dundalk is to train which costs 16€ - 23€ and takes 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Custom House Quay and arriving at Dundalk. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Connolly and arriving at Dundalk. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Dundalk is 75 km. The road distance is 85.4 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dundalk without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs 16€ - 23€.

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The train from Connolly to Dundalk takes 56 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Dublin to Dundalk bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Custom House Quay station.

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Dublin to Dundalk train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Connolly station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dundalk is to train which takes 56 min and costs 16€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 19€ and takes 1 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Dundalk.
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  • Distance: 46.9 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Dundalk, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Dundalk every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 56 min. Alternatively, Bus Eireann operates a bus from Dublin to Dundalk hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h 31 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Matthews Coach Hire
Phone
+353 42 937 8188
Email
info@matthews.ie
Website
matthews.ie
Bus from Drumcondra, Outside Train Station to Marshes Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Website
Matthews Coach Hire
Other operators
Taxi from Dublin to Dundalk
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
National Radio Cabs
Phone
+353 1 677 2222
Website
nrc.ie
Lynx
Phone
+353 1 471 5333
Website
lynk.ie

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Dublin to Dundalk bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Dundalk station.

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Dublin to Dundalk train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Dundalk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Dundalk is 85 km. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Dublin to Dundalk.

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There are 118+ hotels available in Dundalk. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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