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.

Recommended option

Car ferry, train  •  11 h 54 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

$223 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Plymouth National Express

$42 - $54

9 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  15 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Pearse Train Station to Rosslare Europort Train Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central
  4. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth

$224 - $348

Bus and ferry, bus via Birmingham, Hill Street Railway Bridge  •  15 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Hill Street Railway Bridge to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station M36

$52 - $83

Car ferry, drive  •  9 h 26 min

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

$116 - $165

Fly to Exeter, train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$105 - $264

Fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 21 min

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

$106 - $274

Fly to Cardiff, train  •  7 h 51 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

$144 - $351

Fly to Newquay, train  •  7 h 36 min

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

$92 - $288

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 53 min

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

$150 - $349

Fly to Southampton, train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Southampton (SOU) DUB - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Plymouth

$190 - $494

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 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 Rosslare, Fishguard Harbour, and Cardiff Central in around 15 h 17 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Exeter
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Avg. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Avg. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Newquay
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Avg. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Avg. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Exeter
Avg. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Avg. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Avg. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Avg. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Avg. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Avg. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Avg. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Avg. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Avg. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central
Avg. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth
Avg. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $180
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Avg. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Avg. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Train from Reading to Plymouth
Avg. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $200
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Avg. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Plymouth
Avg. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Birmingham, Hill Street Railway Bridge to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Avg. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Avg. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41 - $46
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$150 - $180
On Foot
$41 - $46
car
$124
Passenger
$44
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $170
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$49
Small Car
$167
Car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dublin to Plymouth?

The distance between Dublin and Plymouth is 360 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dublin to Plymouth?

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Plymouth is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 45€ and takes 15 h 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Dublin to Plymouth?

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Plymouth is to fly and train which takes 5 h 39 min and costs 130€.

Is there a direct bus between Dublin and Plymouth?

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Plymouth via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

How long does it take to get from Dublin to Plymouth?

It takes approximately 11 h 54 min to get from Dublin to Plymouth, including transfers.