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There are 9 ways to get from Glasgow to Dublin by bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry, 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

Bus, car ferry  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport X2a

$108 - $134

Cheapest option

Fly Glasgow to Dublin  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB

$28 - $131

7 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$203 - $324

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880

$37 - $48

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 33m

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

$107 - $142

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Dublin  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB

$33 - $147

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, bus  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin

$50 - $158

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin

$58 - $142

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City, bus  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
  3. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin

$53 - $194

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £28 - £40 and takes 16h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Dublin is to fly which costs £21 - £110 and takes 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Dublin via Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 45m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Dublin is 193 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Dublin without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 9h 32m and costs £80 - £110.

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It takes approximately 9h 32m to get from Glasgow to Dublin, including transfers.

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

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

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Glasgow to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 193.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 32m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Dublin, Ireland?

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Glasgow to Dublin every 4 hours.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
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 Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Dublin Coach
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
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
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41

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