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There are 7 ways to get from Liverpool to Dublin by car, car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry 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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Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 2 min

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

$58 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880

$24 - $33

5 alternative options

Car ferry Isle of Man Steam Packet Company  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin

$36 - $129

Train, car ferry  •  7 h 36 min

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

$74 - $134

Car ferry P&O Ferries  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin

$52 - $202

Train to Manchester, fly  •  3 h 45 min

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

$38 - $156

Train to Liverpool, fly  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB

$27 - $224

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £18 - £26 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Dublin is to train and fly which costs £20 - £180 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Dublin. However, there are services departing from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill and arriving at Dublin via Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Liverpool to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Liverpool and arriving at Dublin via Douglas, Isle of Man. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Dublin is 136 miles.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Dublin without a car is to car ferry which takes 6 h 40 min and costs £27 - £100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Liverpool to Dublin, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, depart from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill station.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

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

There is no direct connection from Liverpool to Dublin. However, you can take the drive to Holyhead then take the car ferry to Dublin. Alternatively, you can take a car ferry from Liverpool to Dublin via Douglas, Isle of Man in around 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$1 - $2
Off-Peak Single
$2 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Single
$3 - $6
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 University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53

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