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

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Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 2 min

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

$59 - $73

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  11 h 7 min

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

$25 - $34

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Car ferry, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester

$74 - $136

Car ferry  •  8 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle

$50 - $200

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Liverpool Lime Street

$26 - $231

Fly to Manchester, train  •  3 h 56 min

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

$38 - $166

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Liverpool is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 21€ - 29€ and takes 11 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Liverpool is to fly and train which costs 22€ - 200€ and takes 2 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Liverpool University via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Dublin and arriving at Bootle. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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The distance between Dublin and Liverpool is 217 km.

Book your Dublin to Liverpool ferry tickets online with Direct Ferries.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Liverpool without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 6 h 52 min and costs 60€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Dublin to Liverpool, including transfers.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

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

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Liverpool. However, you can take the car ferry to Holyhead then take the drive to Liverpool. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Liverpool via Holyhead, Holyhead, and Chester in around 6 h 52 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
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
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
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 Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$1 - $2
Off-Peak Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Single
$3 - $6
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 Liverpool University
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$197
Overnight Cabin
$53

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

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Ryanair offers flights from Dublin Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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There are 597+ hotels available in Liverpool. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs 4€ - 11€.

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