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There are 10 ways to get from Dublin to Glasgow by car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Car ferry, train  •  10h 20m

  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 Glasgow Central

$195 - $333

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Fly Dublin to Glasgow  •  3h 50m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA

$30 - $132

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Bus, car ferry  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923

$110 - $137

Bus and ferry, bus  •  15h 8m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11

$47 - $77

Car ferry, drive  •  8h 35m

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

$103 - $142

Fly Dublin to Edinburgh, bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station

$33 - $148

Bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Glasgow  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA

$60 - $143

Bus to Belfast City, fly to Glasgow  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA

$52 - $159

Bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station

$66 - $169

Bus to Belfast City, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station

$53 - $195

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Glasgow is to fly which costs 25€ - 120€ and takes 3h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Glasgow is to fly which costs 25€ - 120€ and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Glasgow station. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station via Shudehill Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 8m.

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The distance between Dublin and Glasgow is 309 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Glasgow without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 10h 20m and costs 170€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 10h 20m to get from Dublin to Glasgow, including transfers.

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Dublin to Glasgow 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 1h 5m.

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Dublin to Glasgow bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Buchanan Bus 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 Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 193.4 miles
  • Duration: 10h 20m

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

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Dublin to Glasgow every 4 hours.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
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
1h 53m
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
1h 35m
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 Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Dublin Coach
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
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
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 14m and costs 4€ - 11€.

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