There are 10 ways to get from Dublin to Spain by plane, bus, car ferry, train, car or bus and ferry

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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Fly to Madrid  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Madrid (MAD) DUB - MAD

$47 - $198

9 alternative options

Fly to Barcelona  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Barcelona (BCN) DUB - BCN

$55 - $341

Fly to Malaga  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Malaga (AGP) DUB - AGP

$56 - $266

Fly to Murcia, bus  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Murcia (MJV) DUB - MJV
  2. Take the bus from Los Bloques to Murcia

$81 - $633

Fly to Alicante, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Alicante (ALC) DUB - ALC
  2. Take the bus from Alicante Airport to Murcia

$76 - $460

Car ferry, train via Avignon TGV  •  23 h 8 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Avignon TGV
  4. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$485 - $1,079

Car ferry, drive  •  35 h 24 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Plymouth
  3. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  4. Drive from Santander to Madrid

$249 - $622

Bus and ferry, bus ALSA  •  38 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid - Avénida de America

$110 - $200

Bus and ferry, bus via Birmingham  •  40 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London to Hernani
  4. Take the bus from Hernani to Madrid - Avénida de America

$103 - $142

Car ferry, train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth
  3. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Santander
  4. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A

$221 - $715

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Spain is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Spain is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs 40€ - 180€.

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The distance between Dublin and Spain is 1492 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Dublin to Spain, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Spain?

Iberia, Ryanair and seven other airlines fly from Dublin to Madrid hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Murcia via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,300
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via London City
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Dublin to Murcia via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Dublin to Murcia
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
Flights from Dublin to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $2,200
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,600
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Eurostar
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
LAT bus
Phone
968 25 00 88
Email
info@latbus.com
Website
latbus.com
Bus from Los Bloques to Murcia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
latbus.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante Airport to Murcia
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
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 London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
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 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Hernani
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hernani to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
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
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$116
Passenger
$41
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$80 - $90
car
$116
Passenger
$41
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $110
Car
$270 - $380
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$100 - $140
Car
$330 - $470

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