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There are 10 ways to get from London to Dublin by plane, train, car ferry or car

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Fly London Heathrow to Dublin

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

Cheapest option

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Dublin

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dublin (DUB)

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Fly London City to Dublin

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dublin (DUB)

Fly London Stansted to Dublin

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dublin (DUB)

Train to London Luton, fly to Dublin

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Dublin (DUB)

Train to Southampton, fly to Dublin

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dublin (DUB)

Fly London Heathrow to Belfast City, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Belfast City (BHD)
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly

Train, car ferry

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

Train, car ferry via Nottingham

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin

Drive, car ferry

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

London to Dublin by train, walk and car ferry

The journey time between London and Dublin is around 8h 9m and covers a distance of around 532 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Avanti West Coast and Stena Line, the London to Dublin service departs from London Euston and arrives in Dublin. Typically 22 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

22 Weekly Services
8h 9m Average Duration
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International entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Ireland

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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Yes, entry into Ireland is currently allowed from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dublin is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dublin is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Dublin is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

No, returning to United Kingdom from Ireland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 17 May 2022
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The most affordable way to get from London to Dublin is to train and fly, which costs £30 - £90 and takes 4h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Dublin is to fly which costs £35 - £150 and takes 4h 15m.

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The distance between London and Dublin is 462 km.

The best way to get from London to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 8h 9m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from London to Dublin, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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There are 450+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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Map of how to get from London to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 461.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

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

Aer Lingus and British Airways fly from London Paddington to Dublin hourly.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €650
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €370
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €170
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €70
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €95
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €440
Flights from Southampton to Dublin via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €440
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €21
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €21
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€30 - €60
Off-Peak Single
€60 - €85
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€70 - €110
Train from Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€29 - €55
Off-Peak Single
€55 - €80
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€65 - €95
Irish Rail
Ferry operators

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