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There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Dublin by plane, night bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry, bus, night train or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Dublin (DUB) IST - DUB

103€ - 209€

Cheapest option

Night train, bus and ferry  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bucharest to Birmingham West Bromwich
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

101€ - 142€

4 alternative options

Night bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Holyhead
  4. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

295€ - 583€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

168€ - 182€

Night train, train, bus and ferry  •  3 days 1h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Deva
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Deva to Dublin

144€ - 201€

Drive, car ferry  •  2 days 0h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin

408€ - 576€

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International entry into Ireland from Turkey

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Conditions of entry into Ireland from Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Rules to follow in Ireland

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Considerations leaving from Turkey

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Ireland from Turkey.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dublin is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dublin is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Dublin is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Ireland.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Dublin is to night train and bus and ferry which costs 850 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 3 days 3h.

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The fastest way to get from Istanbul to Dublin is to fly which takes 5h 31m and costs 850 ₺ - 1.900 ₺.

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The distance between Istanbul and Dublin is 2952 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Dublin without a car is to night bus and bus and ferry and train and car ferry which takes 2 days 5h and costs 2.500 ₺ - 5.500 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Istanbul to Dublin, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 35m.

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Dublin is 2h behind Istanbul. It is currently 5:04 AM in Istanbul and 3:04 AM in Dublin.

Lufthansa, KLM, Air Moldova and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 1838+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 2951.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 31m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Dublin, Ireland?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Istanbul to Dublin 5 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 340€
Flights from Istanbul to Dublin via Antalya
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 340€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 2600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to Dublin via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 260€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 220€
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Videle
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
15€ - 18€
1st Class
18€ - 23€
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
16€ - 19€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
Bus operators
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Huntur
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
33h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
144€
Website
Balkan Horn
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
Website
MetroTurizm
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 London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Matei Unitrans
Website
mateiunitrans.ro
Bus and ferry from Deva to Dublin
Ave. Duration
44h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
Schedules at
mateiunitrans.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from Bucharest to Birmingham West Bromwich
Ave. Duration
43h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Ferry operators
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
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
65€ - 80€

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