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There are 11 ways to get from Dublin to Reading by plane, train, subway, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry 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 Dublin to London Heathrow, train  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to London Heathrow (LHR) DUB - LHR
  2. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading

$66 - $252

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Fly Dublin to London Luton, bus, train  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to London Luton (LTN) DUB - LTN
  2. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$52 - $218

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Fly Dublin to London City, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to London City (LCY) DUB - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$79 - $277

Fly Dublin to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to London Gatwick (LGW) DUB - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading

$57 - $203

Fly Dublin to Southampton, train  •  4h 53m

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

$85 - $288

Fly Dublin to London Stansted, subway, train  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to London Stansted (STN) DUB - STN
  2. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$73 - $217

Bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to London Luton, bus, train  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to London Luton (LTN) BFS - LTN
  3. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
  4. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$72 - $189

Car ferry, train  •  9h 58m

  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 Reading

$148 - $282

Car ferry, train via Shrewsbury  •  11h 13m

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

$154 - $252

Bus and ferry, train  •  11h 6m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Reading

$71 - $111

Car ferry, drive  •  7h 59m

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

$93 - $127

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Reading is to fly and bus and train which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 5h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Reading is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 4h 34m.

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The distance between Dublin and Reading is 414 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Reading without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 9h 58m and costs 120€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m to get from Dublin to Reading, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 551+ hotels available in Reading. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 14m and costs 4€ - 11€.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Reading.
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  • Distance: 259 miles
  • Duration: 4h 34m

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

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Reading. However, you can take the bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to London Heathrow, take the walk to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the train to Hayes & Harlington, then take the train to Reading. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to London City, take the walk to London City Airport DLR Station, take the train to Bank DLR Station, take the walk to Bank station, take the subway to Lancaster Gate station, take the walk to London Paddington, then take the train to Reading.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Dublin to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Dublin to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Flights from Dublin to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $190
Flights from Dublin to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$24 - $190
Flights from Dublin to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
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
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
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 Holyhead to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $27
First Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
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 from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Dublin Coach
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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