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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast Central Enterprise Service

$43 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x / ...

$21 - $43

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Newtownards 114 miles

$24 - $40

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Newtownards, Northern Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Newtownards every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, Aircoach operates a bus from Dublin to Newtownards every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$23 - $35

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dublin and Newtownards is 145 km. The road distance is 182 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Newtownards is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Newtownards is to drive which takes 1 h 58 min and costs 21€ - 35€.

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Newtownards. However, there are services departing from The Gresham Hotel and arriving at Newtownards via Belfast Europa Bus Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Dublin to Newtownards, including transfers.