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

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Train, car ferry via Crewe  •  11h 2m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead
  4. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

€191 - €592

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Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB

€57 - €419

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Train, car ferry  •  13h 53m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
  4. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

€202 - €372

Bus, car ferry  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
  3. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Bangor, Gwynedd
  4. Take the bus from Bangor, Bus Station C to Holyhead, Summer Hill X4
  5. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

€60 - €75

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 39m

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

€84 - €111

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dublin  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB

€106 - €563

Fly Exeter to Belfast City, train  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Belfast City (BHD) EXT - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly

€67 - €302

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Dublin  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dublin (DUB) SOU - DUB

€125 - €356

Train to Bristol, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BRS - BFS
  3. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly

€96 - €387

Exeter to Dublin by train, walk and car ferry

The journey time between Exeter and Dublin is around 13h 23m and covers a distance of around 628 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 3m. Operated by CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, London Midland and others, the Exeter to Dublin service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Dublin. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
13h 23m
Fastest journey time:
10h 3m
Journey distance:
628 km
Services per week:
21
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
44 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:25
Last service departs at:
20:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Dublin train, walk and car ferry schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Dublin is to bus and car ferry which costs £50 - £65 and takes 17h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Dublin is to train and fly which costs £45 - £360 and takes 4h 46m.

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The distance between Exeter and Dublin is 345 km.

The best way to get from Exeter to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry via Crewe which takes 11h 2m and costs £160 - £550.

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It takes approximately 11h 2m to get from Exeter to Dublin, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 521+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 25 min and costs £2 - £3.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 344.7 km
  • Duration: 11h 2m

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

There is no direct connection from Exeter to Dublin. However, you can take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the train to Crewe, take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, then take the car ferry to Dublin. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Exeter to Dublin via Taunton, Cardiff Central, Holyhead, and Holyhead in around 13h 53m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €80
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€7 - €90
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €700
Flights from Exeter to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €700
Flights from Exeter to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€90 - €110
Anytime Day 1st Class
€170 - €250
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€40 - €50
Anytime Day 1st Class
€100 - €150
Train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€50 - €60
Anytime Day 1st Class
€110 - €170
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €85
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€23 - €30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€60 - €85
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€120 - €160
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€6 - €9
Anytime Day Single
€22 - €27
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
tfw.wales
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Taunton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€15 - €19
Anytime Day 1st Class
€25 - €35
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€35 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€60 - €85
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€55 - €75
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€14 - €18
Anytime Day 1st Class
€24 - €35
Irish Rail
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€45 - €60
Anytime Day 1st Class
€75 - €90
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€15 - €19
Anytime Day 1st Class
€25 - €30
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 from Exeter Sidwell St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
National Express
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
National Express
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bangor, Bus Station C to Holyhead, Summer Hill
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Arriva Cymru
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37

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