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There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Lancaster by car ferry, car, train, bus and ferry, bus or plane

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Recommended option

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 1 min

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

$68 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Lancaster National Express

$26 - $34

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Car ferry, train  •  8 h 32 min

  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 Lancaster

$105 - $183

Car ferry, train via Llandudno Junction  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
  3. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Warrington Bank Quay
  4. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Lancaster

$108 - $177

Fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN) DUB - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster

$44 - $178

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Warrington Central
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Lancaster

$58 - $286

Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) DUB - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Lancaster

$43 - $208

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Lancaster is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 22€ - 30€ and takes 12 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Lancaster is to fly and train which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Lancaster via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Lancaster is 241 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Lancaster without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 8 h 32 min and costs 90€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Dublin to Lancaster, including transfers.

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

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

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Dublin to Lancaster bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lancaster station.

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British Airways, Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 150.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Lancaster, England?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Lancaster. However, you can take the car ferry to Holyhead then take the drive to Lancaster. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Lancaster via Holyhead, Holyhead, Chester, and Warrington Bank Quay in around 8 h 32 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
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
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Llandudno Junction to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
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 Lancaster
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Warrington Central
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Warrington Central
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$2 - $5
Off-Peak Single
$5 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Single
$8 - $12
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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
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
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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

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