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There are 11 ways to get from Gloucester to Ireland by bus, bus and ferry, train, car 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, bus and ferry  •  10 h 55 min

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

$28 - $38

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Bus, train, car ferry  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester, Estate Agents to Hereford, Railway Station 33
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$119 - $166

Train, car ferry  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Fishguard Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Pearse

$140 - $193

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 8 min

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

$85 - $110

Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin  •  4 h 48 min

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

$58 - $208

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dublin  •  4 h 53 min

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

$64 - $242

Train to Cardiff, fly to Dublin  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Dublin (DUB) CWL - DUB

$67 - $244

Train to East Midlands, fly to Dublin  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Long Eaton
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Dublin (DUB) EMA - DUB

$79 - $329

Train to Bristol, fly to Cork  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Cork (ORK) BRS - ORK

$103 - $311

Train, train to Liverpool, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB

$91 - $317

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dublin (DUB) SOU - DUB

$126 - $354

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The cheapest way to get from Gloucester to Ireland is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £21 - £29 and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gloucester to Ireland is to train and fly which costs £40 - £160 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gloucester to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Gloucester and arriving at Dublin via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between Gloucester and Ireland is 253 miles.

The best way to get from Gloucester to Ireland without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 10 h 55 min and costs £21 - £29.

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It takes approximately 10 h 55 min to get from Gloucester to Ireland, including transfers.

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Gloucester to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gloucester station.

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Gloucester to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 253.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 55 min

What companies run services between Gloucester, England and Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Gloucester to Dublin. However, you can take the bus to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, take the walk to Birmingham, then take the bus and ferry to Dublin. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Gloucester to Dublin via Hereford, Railway Station, Hereford, Holyhead, Holyhead, Dublin, Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, Amiens Street Junction Upper Sheriff Str, and Connolly in around 12 h 11 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flights from East Midlands to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $260
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Hereford to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
Train from Gloucester to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
Train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Gloucester to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Train from Gloucester to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
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 Gloucester to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester, Estate Agents to Hereford, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
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
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
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
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk

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