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

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

Car ferry, train via Chester  •  7h 13m

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

$85 - $191

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, train  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford

$32 - $76

8 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  7h 22m

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

$88 - $122

Car ferry P&O Ferries, train  •  12h 3m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Stafford

$79 - $235

Car ferry, drive  •  5h 49m

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

$67 - $87

Fly to Manchester, train  •  3h 51m

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

$61 - $211

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Birmingham (BHX) DUB - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Stafford

$37 - $208

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Stafford

$45 - $257

Fly to East Midlands, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to East Midlands (EMA) DUB - EMA
  2. Take the train from Derby to Tamworth High Level
  3. Take the train from Tamworth to Stafford

$65 - $330

Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) DUB - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford

$73 - $259

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Stafford is to bus and ferry and train which costs 27€ - 70€ and takes 9h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Stafford is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 3h 51m.

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The distance between Dublin and Stafford is 282 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Stafford without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 7h 13m and costs 70€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 7h 13m to get from Dublin to Stafford, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 212+ hotels available in Stafford. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 14m and costs 4€ - 11€.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Stafford.
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  • Distance: 176.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 13m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Stafford, England?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Stafford. However, you can take the car ferry to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the train to Chester, take the train to Crewe, then take the train to Stafford. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Stafford via Holyhead and Holyhead in around 7h 22m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Dublin to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $260
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $240
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Stafford
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Tamworth to Stafford
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $28
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Stafford
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Birmingham International to Stafford
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Train from Tamworth to Stafford
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $25
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Birmingham International to Stafford
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Derby to Tamworth High Level
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $22
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
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 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
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
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
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53

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