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

Recommended option

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  3 h 48 min

  1. DUB - BHX

$66 - $248

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. 871
  2. National Express

$30 - $39

8 alternative options

Fly to East Midlands  •  4 h 26 min

  1. DUB - EMA

$32 - $259

Fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. DUB - MAN

$65 - $223

Fly to London Luton, train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. DUB - LTN

$50 - $226

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. DUB - LPL

$94 - $331

Car ferry, train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  7 h 54 min

$168 - $248

Car ferry, train Arriva Trains Wales  •  9 h 48 min

$144 - $208

Car ferry, bus  •  14 h 39 min

  1. X4 / ...

$64 - $77

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 36 min

$74 - $103

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

Ryanair flies from Dublin to Leicester twice daily.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flights from Dublin to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $260
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Dublin to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $24
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Leicester
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Nuneaton
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Leicester
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Holyhead, Summer Hill (Market Buildings) to Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dublin and Leicester is 351 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Leicester is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 25€ - 35€ and takes 10 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Leicester is to fly and train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs 55€ - 210€.

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Leicester via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Dublin to Leicester, including transfers.