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There are 9 ways to get from Dublin to Glasgow by plane, train, bus, car ferry, ferry or car

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Fly Dublin to Glasgow, train  •  3h 8m

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

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Fly Dublin to Edinburgh, bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport Arrivals Terminal to Glasgow

Train to Belfast City, fly to Glasgow  •  5h 32m

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

Bus, car ferry  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923

Train, car ferry, bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923

Ferry, train  •  10h 22m

  1. Take the ferry from Dublin Port Terminal 2 to Holyhead Port
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Glasgow Central

Train, ferry  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place
  2. Take the train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Larne Harbour 2
  3. Take the ferry from Larne Port to Cairnryan Port
  4. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central

Bus, car ferry via Ayr  •  12h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre X1 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Ayr, Bus Station 58 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Glasgow, Bath Street 4

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 49m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Belfast
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Drive from Cairnryan to Glasgow

Dublin to Glasgow by ferry and train

The journey time between Dublin and Glasgow is around 14h 20m and covers a distance of around 390 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 6h 1m. The fastest journey normally takes 13h 42m. Operated by Irish Ferries, Transport for Wales, Avanti West Coast and others, the Dublin to Glasgow service departs from Dublin Port Terminal 2 and arrives in Glasgow Central. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 19m
Layover time:
6h 1m
Total time:
14h 20m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
13h 42m
Journey distance:
390 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
£154
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:55
Last service departs at:
20:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dublin to Glasgow ferry and train schedules

Ferry services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into United Kingdom from Ireland

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Ireland

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to arrivals from Ireland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Ireland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed from Ireland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Glasgow is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Glasgow is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Glasgow is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Ireland from United Kingdom.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Dublin to Glasgow is to fly and train, which costs €22 - €110 and takes 3h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Glasgow is to fly and train which costs €22 - €110 and takes 3h 8m.

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The distance between Dublin and Glasgow is 193 miles.

The best way to get from Dublin to Glasgow without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 9h 41m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 8m to get from Dublin to Glasgow, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 280+ hotels available in Glasgow. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 703 bus which takes 13 min and costs €7 - €10.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 193.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 8m

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

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Glasgow. However, you can take the line 703 bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Glasgow, take the walk to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building, take the line 757 bus to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road, take the walk to Paisley Gilmour Street, then take the train to Glasgow. Alternatively, you can take the line 703 bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Edinburgh, take the walk to Edinburgh Airport Arrivals Terminal, then take the bus to Glasgow.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£9 - £65
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£11 - £75
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £340
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £340
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
Irish Rail
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £120
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £280
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Larne Harbour
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11
Website
Aircoach
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £23
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Girvan, Elder Avenue to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Ayr, Bus Station to Glasgow, Bath Street
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Ferry operators

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