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

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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Fly to Bologna  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bologna (BLQ) DUB - BLQ

$72 - $329

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Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) DUB - BGY

$52 - $307

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Milan Linate (LIN) DUB - LIN

$86 - $326

Fly to Rome  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Rome (FCO) DUB - FCO

$86 - $300

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) DUB - CIA

$56 - $308

Fly to Naples  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Naples (NAP) DUB - NAP

$96 - $345

Car ferry, train  •  36h 48m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare Ic
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

$303 - $421

Bus and ferry, bus  •  39h 32m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station

$140 - $227

Car ferry, train, night train  •  40h 21m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare Ic
  3. Take the night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale En
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$218 - $386

Car ferry, train, bus  •  47h 44m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare Ic
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Roma

$205 - $363

Car ferry, drive  •  26h 23m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Dover
  3. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  4. Drive from Calais to Rome

$377 - $557

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Italy is to fly which costs 45€ - 270€ and takes 5h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Italy is to fly which costs 60€ - 290€ and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Italy. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via London, Paris, Paris and Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 32m.

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The distance between Dublin and Italy is 1833 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Italy without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 36h 48m and costs 260€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Dublin to Italy, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Dublin to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Italy is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 12:37 AM in Dublin and 1:37 AM in Italy.

Map of how to get from Dublin to Italy.
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  • Distance: 1145.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 17m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Italy?

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and six other airlines fly from Dublin to Bologna hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dublin to Rome via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Dublin to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Dublin to Rome Ciampino via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Dublin to Rome Ciampino via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Dublin to Rome Ciampino via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Dublin to Rome Ciampino via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Dublin to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Dublin to Naples via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Dublin to Naples via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dublin to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Dublin to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Dublin to Naples via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from Dublin to Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Dublin to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
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 London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Roma
Ave. Duration
21h 21m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$65 - $75
car
$115
Passenger
$41
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

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Aer Lingus, Air France, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 559+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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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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