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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.

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Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 44 min

  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 Busáras X2a / ...

$113 - $133

Cheapest option

Fly Glasgow to Dublin  •  3 h 48 min

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

$29 - $123

7 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  10 h 37 min

  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  •  16 h 45 min

  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  •  8 h 33 min

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

$107 - $142

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Dublin  •  4 h 18 min

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

$34 - $139

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  5 h 38 min

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

$64 - $150

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  3. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel

$72 - $176

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly

$76 - $198

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Dublin is to fly which costs £22 - £95 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Dublin is to fly which costs £22 - £95 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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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 16 h 45 min.

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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 9 h 44 min and costs £85 - £110.

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It takes approximately 9 h 44 min 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 1 h.

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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: 9 h 44 min

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

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

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
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
2 h 40 min
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
1 h 36 min
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
1 h 43 min
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
2 h 10 min
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
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
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
3 h 30 min
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
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

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