There are 6 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

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

$24 - $32

4 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  7 h 29 min

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

$74 - $134

Car ferry  •  8 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin

$50 - $200

Fly from Liverpool  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB

$26 - $227

Train to Manchester, fly  •  4 h 31 min

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

$37 - $165

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £18 - £25 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Dublin is to fly which costs £20 - £180 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Dublin is 136 miles.

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Bootle and arriving at Dublin. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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The nearest airport to Dublin is Dublin (DUB) Airport which is 6.6 miles away. Other nearby airports include Isle Of Man (IOM) (84.6 miles), Belfast City (BHD) (90.5 miles), Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) (92.3 miles) and Cork (ORK) (139.9 miles).

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Liverpool to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Liverpool 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

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

Ryanair flies from Liverpool to Dublin 3 times a day.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
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 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool University 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 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
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 - $160
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
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
$128
Passenger & Car Flexi
$192
Overnight Cabin
$51

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