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There are 6 ways to get from Dublin to Saltney by car ferry, car, train, bus and ferry, bus or plane

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Car ferry, drive  •  5h 1m

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

£41 - £50

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  12h 22m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham New Street Station to Chester Bus Interchange Uk021

£18 - £25

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Car ferry, train  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester

£61 - £144

Fly to Manchester, train  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN) DUB - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

£51 - £201

Fly to Liverpool, train, bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Chester
  3. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Saltney, Park Avenue

£34 - £237

Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) DUB - LBA
  2. Take the train from New Pudsey to Chester

£68 - £511

Dublin to Saltney by car ferry, walk, train and bus

The journey time between Dublin and Saltney is around 7h 3m and covers a distance of around 157 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 32m. Operated by Stena Line, Irish Ferries, Transport for Wales and others, the Dublin to Saltney service departs from Dublin and arrives in Saltney, Park Avenue. Typically 33 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 3m
Fastest journey time:
5h 32m
Services per week:
33
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:15
Last service departs at:
20:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dublin to Saltney car ferry, walk, train and bus schedules

Car ferry services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed from Ireland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Saltney is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Saltney is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Saltney is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Ireland from United Kingdom.

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Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Dublin to Saltney is to bus and ferry and bus, which costs €20 - €30 and takes 12h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Saltney is to fly and train and bus which costs €35 - €280 and takes 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Saltney. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Saltney, Park Avenue via Birmingham New Street Station and Chester, Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 22m.

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The distance between Dublin and Saltney is 138 miles.

The best way to get from Dublin to Saltney without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 6h 58m and costs €70 - €170.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Dublin to Saltney, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Dublin to Saltney bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chester Bus Interchange station.

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Saltney.
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  • Distance: 138.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Saltney, Wales?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Saltney. However, you can take the car ferry to Holyhead then take the drive to Saltney. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Saltney via Holyhead, Holyhead, Chester, and Chester, Railway Station in around 6h 58m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£16 - £85
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£5 - £110
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £110
Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Chester
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £24
Website
tfw.wales
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
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Birmingham New Street Station to Chester Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Saltney, Park Avenue
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
Arriva Cymru
M & H Coaches
Phone
01745 730700
Email
info@mandhcoaches.co.uk
Website
mandhcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Chester, station to Saltney, Park Avenue
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
M & H Coaches
M and H Coaches
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Saltney, Park Avenue
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Stagecoach in Chester
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chester, station to Saltney, Salisbury Avenue
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Stagecoach in Chester
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 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£28 - £32
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£100 - £120
On Foot
£28 - £32

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs €6 - €10.

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