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 21 min

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

$43 - $198

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Fly to Barcelona  •  5 h 25 min

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

$51 - $341

Fly to Malaga  •  5 h 38 min

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

$52 - $266

Fly to Alicante, bus  •  6 h 53 min

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

$72 - $460

Fly to Murcia, bus  •  7 h 8 min

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

$78 - $634

Car ferry, train via Avignon TGV  •  23 h 18 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 Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$480 - $1,065

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 - $613

Bus and ferry, bus  •  39 h 40 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

$110 - $201

Car ferry, bus, train  •  42 h 19 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the bus from Cherbourg-Octeville Autogare to Saint-Lô Gare SNCF L1
  3. Take the train from St Lo to Rennes
  4. Take the bus from Rennes to Madrid

$153 - $254

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

$222 - $717

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Spain is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Spain is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Spain. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Sol via Londres Victoria Coach Station, Bilbao, Intercambiador de Avenida de America and Gregorio Marañón. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 40 min.

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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 which takes 23 h 18 min and costs 410€ - 950€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min 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 Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Spain?

Iberia, Ryanair and eight 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 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 Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 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 Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
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 London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
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 London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
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
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 Murcia via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
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 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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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
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 Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Dublin to Malaga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from St Lo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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
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 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
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
$7
Schedules at
latbus.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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Transports de Manche
Phone
02 33 055 550
Website
manche.fr
Bus from Cherbourg-Octeville Autogare to Saint-Lô Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
manche.fr
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
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
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
$117
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 - $370
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $110
Car
$260 - $370
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
Condor Ferries

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