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

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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Car ferry, train via Crewe  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth

$190 - $343

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$40 - $50

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Car ferry, train  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Plymouth

$194 - $293

Car ferry, train #2  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth

$219 - $353

Car ferry, drive  •  9 h 23 min

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

$114 - $163

Fly Dublin to Exeter, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Exeter (EXT) DUB - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$87 - $257

Fly Dublin to Bristol, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bristol (BRS) DUB - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$96 - $293

Train to Belfast City, fly to Exeter, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Exeter (EXT) BHD - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$128 - $412

Fly Dublin to Newquay, train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Newquay (NQY) DUB - NQY
  2. Take the train from Newquay to Plymouth

$86 - $282

Fly Dublin to Cardiff, train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Cardiff (CWL) DUB - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$132 - $385

Fly Dublin to Birmingham, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Birmingham (BHX) DUB - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth

$116 - $333

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Plymouth is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 15 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Plymouth is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Plymouth station. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 40 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Plymouth is 360 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Plymouth without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 12 h 15 min and costs 160€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 12 h 15 min to get from Dublin to Plymouth, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Dublin to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Flybe offers flights from Dublin Airport to Exeter Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 224.8 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 15 min

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

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Plymouth. However, you can take the car ferry to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the train to Crewe, take the train to Birmingham New Street, then take the train to Plymouth. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Plymouth via Holyhead, Holyhead, and Newport (S Wales) in around 12 h 24 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Belfast City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Belfast City to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
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 Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
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

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