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There are 12 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 Barcelona  •  5h 21m

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

$51 - $341

Cheapest option

Fly to Madrid  •  5h 21m

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

$43 - $198

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Fly to Valencia  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Valencia (VLC) DUB - VLC

$61 - $367

Fly to Sevilla  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Sevilla (SVQ) DUB - SVQ

$81 - $258

Fly to Malaga  •  5h 39m

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

$52 - $266

Fly to Alicante, bus  •  6h 59m

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

$72 - $460

Car ferry, train, bus via Barcelona Sants  •  32h 16m

  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 Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$433 - $653

Car ferry, train via Barcelona Sants  •  35h 48m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare Ic
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$369 - $493

Car ferry, drive  •  35h 26m

  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

$243 - $602

Bus and ferry, bus  •  39h 22m

  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

$125 - $198

Car ferry, train, bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  41h 42m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Lison(F) Ic
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lison to Gare de Pontchaillou
  4. Take the bus from Rennes to Madrid

$173 - $266

Car ferry, train  •  2 days 6h

  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 - $685

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Spain is to fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 5h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Spain is to fly which costs 50€ - 320€ and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Spain. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Cibeles via Londres Victoria Coach Station, Bilbao and Intercambiador De Avenida De América. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 22m.

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The distance between Dublin and Spain is 1492 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Spain without a car is to car ferry and train and bus which takes 32h 16m and costs 370€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Dublin to Spain, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Dublin to Spain bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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Vueling Airlines, Aer Lingus, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Spain.
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  • Distance: 932.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 21m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Aer Lingus and six other airlines fly from Dublin to Barcelona hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dublin to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $1,000
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $2,200
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Dublin to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Dublin to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Sevilla via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Spanish Railways AVE
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
Train from Cherbourg to Lison(F)
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Gare de Lison to Gare de Pontchaillou
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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
55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$119
Schedules at
starbus.es
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
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express
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
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$65 - $75
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
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
3h
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
23h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$100 - $130
Car
$330 - $460

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