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There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Sunderland by car ferry, train, bus and ferry, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Car ferry, train via Holyhead  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Newton-le-Willows to Newcastle

$146 - $242

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Fly from Dublin  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Newcastle (NCL) DUB - NCL

$22 - $130

5 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  13 h 36 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle

$124 - $300

Bus and ferry, bus  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Sunderland National Express

$32 - $41

Bus and ferry, train  •  14 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Thornaby
  3. Take the train from Thornaby to Sunderland

$74 - $103

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 35 min

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

$93 - $122

Shuttle to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Newcastle (NCL) BFS - NCL

$63 - $168

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Sunderland is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 13 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Sunderland is to fly which costs 18€ - 120€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Sunderland. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Sunderland via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 45 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Sunderland is 362 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Sunderland without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 11 h 50 min and costs 120€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 50 min to get from Dublin to Sunderland, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Dublin to Sunderland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Sunderland station.

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

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Sunderland.
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  • Distance: 226.3 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 50 min

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

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Dublin to Sunderland twice daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
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
1 h 53 min
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newton-le-Willows to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $90
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $100
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Thornaby
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Sunderland
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Shuttle from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$23 - $35
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
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
3 h 30 min
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
8 h
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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There are 531+ hotels available in Sunderland. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 17 min and costs 5€.

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