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There are 11 ways to get from Dublin to Reading by plane, train, subway, bus, shuttle, car ferry, night train, 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  •  4 h 41 min

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

$66 - $253

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

  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  •  5 h 24 min

  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  •  5 h 34 min

  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  •  5 h 3 min

  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  •  5 h 48 min

  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

Shuttle to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to London Luton, bus, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station 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

$85 - $208

Car ferry, train  •  10 h 14 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 Reading

$148 - $287

Car ferry, night train, train  •  10 h 57 min

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

$153 - $227

Bus and ferry, train  •  11 h 21 min

  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  •  7 h 59 min

  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 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Reading is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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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 10 h 14 min and costs 120€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min 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 1 h 15 min.

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

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There are 517+ hotels available in Reading. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 14 min 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: 4 h 41 min

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
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Dublin to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Dublin to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Flights from Dublin to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $190
Flights from Dublin to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to London Luton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
CityJet
Website
cityjet.com
Flights from Dublin to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
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
42 min
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 Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
London Underground (Tube)
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 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
56 min
Frequency
6 times 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
Night train from Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
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
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Shuttle from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$23 - $35
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
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
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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