There are 10 ways to get from Dublin to Swansea by car ferry, train, bus and ferry, bus, 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  •  9 h 58 min

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

$149 - $212

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Swansea Bus Station National Express

$36 - $46

8 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Pearse to Rosslare Europort
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Take the train from Fishguard Harbour to Swansea

$104 - $132

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 7 min

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

$74 - $97

Fly Dublin to Bristol, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bristol (BRS) DUB - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swansea

$79 - $263

Fly Dublin to Cardiff, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Cardiff (CWL) DUB - CWL
  2. Take the train from Bridgend to Swansea

$70 - $232

Fly Dublin to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Birmingham (BHX) DUB - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Parkway
  3. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Swansea

$120 - $348

Fly Dublin to Manchester, train  •  7 h 39 min

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

$108 - $276

Fly Dublin to Liverpool, train  •  8 h 28 min

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

$110 - $353

Train to Belfast City, fly to Cardiff, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast Central
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Cardiff (CWL) BHD - CWL
  3. Take the train from Bridgend to Swansea

$106 - $297

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Swansea is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 13 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Swansea is to fly and train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 60€ - 210€.

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The distance between Dublin and Swansea is 246 km.

It takes approximately 9 h 58 min to get from Dublin to Swansea, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Swansea Bus Station via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Swansea, Wales?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Swansea. However, you can take the car ferry to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, then take the train to Swansea. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Swansea via Rosslare Europort, Rosslare, Fishguard, and Fishguard Harbour in around 10 h 6 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Belfast City to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Belfast City to Cardiff via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Swansea
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
First Anytime Day Single
$180 - $270
Train from Fishguard Harbour to Swansea
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Train from Wilmslow to Swansea
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
Train from Crewe to Swansea
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $180
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Pearse to Rosslare Europort
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Train from Bristol Parkway to Swansea
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
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 Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
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
$47
Small Car
$157
Car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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