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There are 9 ways to get from Dublin to Swansea by car ferry, train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Car ferry, train  •  10 h 10 min

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

$148 - $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 Coach Station, Digbeth to Swansea Bus Station National Express

$36 - $46

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Train, car ferry  •  10 h 5 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

$103 - $132

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 9 min

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

$73 - $97

Fly Dublin to Cardiff, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$69 - $230

Fly Dublin to Bristol, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bristol (BRS) DUB - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Swansea

$81 - $277

Fly Dublin to Manchester, train  •  8 h 2 min

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

$104 - $258

Train to Belfast City, fly to Cardiff, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Cardiff (CWL) BHD - CWL
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swansea

$109 - $301

Fly Dublin to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 42 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

$111 - $340

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 costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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

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The distance between Dublin and Swansea is 246 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Swansea without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 10 h 10 min and costs 120€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 10 min to get from Dublin to Swansea, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Cardiff Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Dublin to Swansea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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Flybe offers flights from Dublin Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 153.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 10 min

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 5 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
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
Every day
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 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
First Anytime Day Single
$170 - $260
Train from Fishguard Harbour to Swansea
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Wilmslow to Swansea
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
First Anytime Day Single
$130 - $190
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Pearse to Rosslare Europort
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
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
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
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
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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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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