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There are 10 ways to get from Leicester to Ireland by train, car ferry, bus and ferry, car, plane or bus

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

Train, car ferry  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Nuneaton to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$167 - $242

Cheapest option

Fly East Midlands to Dublin  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Dublin (DUB) EMA - DUB

$26 - $253

8 alternative options

Train, bus and ferry  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$55 - $79

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 45 min

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

$78 - $101

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

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

$60 - $237

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Dublin  •  5 h 13 min

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

$74 - $207

Train to London Luton, fly to Dublin  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Dublin (DUB) LTN - DUB

$58 - $210

Fly East Midlands to Belfast City, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Belfast City (BHD) EMA - BHD
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan

$66 - $303

Train to Birmingham, fly to Cork  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Cork (ORK) BHX - ORK

$88 - $300

Train, train to Liverpool, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester 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

$89 - $316

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Ireland is to fly which costs £20 - £200 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Ireland is to fly which costs £20 - £200 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Ireland is 288 miles.

The best way to get from Leicester to Ireland without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 9 h 42 min and costs £120 - £190.

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It takes approximately 9 h 42 min to get from Leicester to Ireland, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Ryanair offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Ireland. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Leicester to East Midlands Airport is to bus which takes 57 min and costs £3 - £8.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 288.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 42 min

What companies run services between Leicester, England and Ireland?

Ryanair flies from Leicester to Swords twice daily.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from East Midlands to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $260
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $200
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from East Midlands to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from East Midlands to Belfast City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $150
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
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 Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$19 - $28
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

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