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There are 11 ways to get from Ireland to Gretna Green by car ferry, train, bus and ferry, bus, 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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Car ferry, train  •  11 h 47 min

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

$153 - $253

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  14 h 46 min

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

$31 - $40

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Bus and ferry, train  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle

$67 - $98

Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St to Skipton, Fire Station X43
  3. Take the train from Skipton to Carlisle

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 21 min

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

$89 - $118

Fly Dublin to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$61 - $223

Fly Dublin to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 59 min

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

$67 - $230

Fly Dublin to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Newcastle (NCL) DUB - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$43 - $164

Bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Newcastle, train  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Cavan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Newcastle (NCL) BFS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$83 - $199

Fly Dublin to Liverpool, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Liverpool (LPL) DUB - LPL
  2. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Carlisle

$100 - $342

Fly Dublin to Leeds Bradford, train  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) DUB - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Carlisle

$57 - $224

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ireland to Gretna Green is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 14 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ireland to Gretna Green is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 6 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ireland to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Gretna, Central Avenue via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 46 min.

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The distance between Ireland and Gretna Green is 400 km.

The best way to get from Ireland to Gretna Green without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 11 h 47 min and costs 130€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 47 min to get from Ireland to Gretna Green, including transfers.

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Ireland to Gretna Green bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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

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Ireland to Gretna Green bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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

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Map of how to get from Ireland to Gretna Green.
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  • Distance: 249.9 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 47 min

What companies run services between Ireland and Gretna Green, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Gretna Green. However, you can take the line 53 bus to Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, take the walk to Dublin, take the car ferry to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the train to Chester, take the train to Warrington Bank Quay, take the train to Carlisle, then take the train to Gretna Green. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Gretna Green via Manchester, Manchester Piccadilly, and Carlisle in around 13 h 41 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flights from Dublin to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Skipton to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
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 and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
The Burnley Bus Company
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St to Skipton, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Cavan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $28
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
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 Dublin to Holyhead
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

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There are 205+ hotels available in Gretna Green. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ireland to Dublin Airport is to line 41 bus which takes 15 min and costs 3€.

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