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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dublin by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Frankfurt  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dublin (DUB) FRA - DUB

35€ - 278€

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Dublin (DUB) CGN - DUB

66€ - 297€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Dublin (DUB) DUS - DUB

92€ - 268€

Train, car ferry  •  16h 2m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Chester
  4. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  5. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

317€ - 878€

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  24h 22m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London 140
  3. Take the bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

112€ - 156€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  27h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon 026
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

45€ - 59€

Bus, night bus, bus and ferry  •  29h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße 328 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to London, London Victoria Coach Station N80
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

57€ - 71€

Drive, car ferry  •  29h 20m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin

141€ - 233€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 27h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dublin is to fly which costs 35€ - 280€ and takes 4h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Dublin via Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 10m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Dublin is 1087 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 16h 2m and costs 310€ - 900€.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dublin, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Dublin bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Frankfurt am Main to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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Dublin is 1h behind Frankfurt am Main. It is currently 11:35 PM in Frankfurt am Main and 10:35 PM in Dublin.

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  • Distance: 1086.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 44m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Dublin, Ireland?

Lufthansa, Aer Lingus and five other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Dublin every 3 hours.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 3000€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Dublin via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 420€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 3000€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 410€
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 410€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 100€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 170€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 170€
Air Leisure
Website
air-leisure.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 350€
Standard
100€ - 130€
Standard Premier
150€ - 190€
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
75€ - 100€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
190€ - 260€
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
90€ - 130€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to London, London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
RegioJet
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€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
65€ - 80€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
39€
Small Car
132€

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Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Air Leisure and three other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 701+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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