There are 6 ways to get from Dublin to Glasgow by car ferry, train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Car ferry, train  •  9h 7m

  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

£146 - £434

Cheapest option

Fly to Glasgow  •  3h 44m

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

£31 - £128

4 alternative options

Train, car ferry, bus  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Connolly 7 to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place 1
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923

£61 - £76

Bus, car ferry, train  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel 17 to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station Sl
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central

Car ferry, drive  •  7h 36m

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

£80 - £113

Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street

£35 - £174

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Glasgow is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 3h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Glasgow is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 3h 44m.

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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 car ferry and train which takes 9h 7m and costs 160€ - 490€.

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It takes approximately 9h 7m 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 1h.

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

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There are 796+ 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 bus which takes 11 min and costs 6€ - 11€.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 193.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 7m

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

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

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£19 - £110
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£20 - £140
Train operators
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 - £110
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £280
Irish Rail
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Bus operators
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
£14 - £20
Website
Scottish Citylink
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel 17 to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Aircoach
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Dodds of Troon
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £33
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£110 - £130
On Foot
£30 - £33
car
£90
Passenger
£32
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£35
Small Car
£119
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£30
Small Car
£129

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