There are 6 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Ireland by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car or car ferry

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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Fly to Dublin  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) LHR - DUB

$52 - $207

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Fly to Cork  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK

$58 - $296

Fly to Shannon  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) LHR - SNN

$72 - $312

Train, bus and ferry  •  12 h 25 min

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

$62 - $124

Bus, bus and ferry  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station 210 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$63 - $77

Drive, carferry  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Holyhead
  2. Take the carferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$98 - $131

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) station to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Central Bus Station and arriving at Dublin City South, Upper Baggot Street via Birmingham, Outside Connolly Station and Dublin City South, D'Olier House. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 49 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Ireland is 335 miles.

The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Ireland without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 12 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Ireland, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Central Bus Station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Ireland. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 334.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Ireland?

British Airways and Aer Lingus fly from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swords hourly.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
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 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$116
Passenger
$41

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