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

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Train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  2h 36m

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

56€ - 450€

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  12h 30m

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

19€ - 24€

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Train to Manchester, fly  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) MAN - DUB

39€ - 285€

Train, car ferry  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

119€ - 169€

Train, car ferry via Chester  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Chester
  2. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

107€ - 231€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 1m

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

62€ - 79€

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The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £16 - £21 and takes 12h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Dublin is to train and fly which costs £45 - £390 and takes 2h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leeds station to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and arriving at Dublin via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 30m.

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The distance between Leeds and Dublin is 315 km.

The best way to get from Leeds to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 9h 12m and costs £100 - £150.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from Leeds to Dublin, including transfers.

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Leeds to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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The quickest flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 314.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 36m

What companies run services between Leeds, England and Dublin, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Leeds to Dublin. However, you can take the train to Horsforth, take the taxi to Leeds Bradford airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, then take the line 784 bus to Dublin. Alternatively, you can take the train to Manchester Airport, take the walk to Manchester airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, then take the line 784 bus to Dublin.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 800€
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 360€
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
10€ - 150€
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Horsforth
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
3€ - 5€
Anytime Day 1st Class
4€ - 7€
Train from Leeds to Chester
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day 1st Class
45€ - 65€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Horsforth
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1€ - 50€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
1€ - 2€
Anytime Day Single
22€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
30€ - 50€
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 40€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
12€ - 18€
Off-Peak Day Single
18€ - 27€
Anytime Day Single
24€ - 40€
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
11€ - 16€
Off-Peak Day Single
15€ - 24€
Anytime Day Single
21€ - 35€
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 100€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
tfw.wales
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
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€

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