There are 8 ways to get from Dublin to Wales 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 3 min

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

$129 - $183

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express

$33 - $42

6 alternative options

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 32 min

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

$79 - $103

Fly to Cardiff  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Cardiff (CWL) DUB - CWL

$53 - $197

Fly to Bristol, train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bristol (BRS) DUB - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)

$54 - $213

Fly to Manchester, train, line 4 bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN) DUB - MAN
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Chester
  3. Take the line 4 bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)

$47 - $186

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 4 min

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

$57 - $203

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Liverpool Central
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Central Loop Line to Bidston
  4. Take the train from Bidston to Buckley

$42 - $249

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Wales is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 12 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Wales is to fly which costs 45€ - 170€ and takes 4 h.

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The distance between Dublin and Wales is 205 km.

It takes approximately 9 h 3 min to get from Dublin to Wales, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Wales station. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Wales?

Flybe flies from Dublin to Barry twice daily.

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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 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
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 Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
Train from Crewe to Chester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
First Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Train from Birmingham International to Wrexham General
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Bidston to Buckley
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
CrossCountry
Virgin West Coast Trains
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Liverpool Central
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Liverpool Central Loop Line to Bidston
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Central Loop Line to Bidston
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$1 - $2
Off-Peak Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Single
$3 - $5
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 Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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
$118
Passenger
$41

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