• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 8 ways to get from Inverness to Ireland by plane, train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, night train 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Inverness  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Dublin (DUB) INV - DUB

$79 - $280

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  21h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880

$71 - $95

6 alternative options

Train to Edinburgh, fly  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB

$72 - $187

Train to Aberdeen, fly  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Dyce
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Dublin (DUB) ABZ - DUB

$90 - $268

Train, bus, car ferry  •  14h 4m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  5. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin 400

$132 - $174

Train, bus and ferry  •  19h 2m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880

$133 - $213

Night train, bus, bus and ferry  •  22h 32m

  1. Take the night train from Inverness to Preston
  2. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880

$80 - $110

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 47m

  1. Drive from Inverness to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Dublin

$116 - $152

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Ireland is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £75 and takes 21h 9m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Inverness to Ireland is to fly which costs £60 - £220 and takes 4h 18m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Inverness station to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Dublin via Glasgow and Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 9m.

More details

The distance between Inverness and Ireland is 353 miles.

The best way to get from Inverness to Ireland without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 14h 4m and costs £100 - £140.

More details

It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Inverness to Ireland, including transfers.

More details

Inverness to Ireland bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

More details

The quickest flight from Inverness Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

Search flights

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

More details

Aer Lingus and Loganair offer flights from Inverness Airport to Dublin Airport.

Search flights

Map of how to get from Inverness to Ireland.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 353.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between Inverness, Scotland and Ireland?

Loganair and Aer Lingus fly from Inverness to Swords twice daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Inverness to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Aberdeen to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Aberdeen to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Aberdeen to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Inverness to Dyce
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $21
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$24 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $65
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$55 - $85
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Preston
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$45 - $70
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 Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dublin Coach
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 and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
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

Want to know more about travelling around Ireland

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 41+ hotels available in Ireland. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Inverness to Inverness Airport is to bus which takes 23m and costs £3 - £5.

More details