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There are 11 ways to get from London to Ireland by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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 London Heathrow to Dublin, train  •  4h 31m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) LHR - DUB
  2. Take the train from Drumcondra 1 to Castleknock, Castleknock 2

31€ - 233€

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Bus and ferry  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

14€ - 18€

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Fly London Heathrow to Cork  •  4h 30m

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

67€ - 184€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Dublin  •  4h 47m

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

32€ - 93€

Fly London Stansted to Dublin, train  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dublin (DUB) STN - DUB
  2. Take the train from Drumcondra 1 to Castleknock, Castleknock 2

40€ - 158€

Fly London Heathrow to Shannon  •  4h 53m

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

68€ - 746€

Train to London Luton, fly to Dublin  •  5h 13m

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

38€ - 424€

Fly London Heathrow to Belfast City, train  •  5h 43m

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

66€ - 306€

Train, car ferry  •  10h 23m

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

150€ - 431€

Train, bus and ferry  •  11h 31m

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

51€ - 178€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 17m

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

84€ - 112€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Ireland is to bus and ferry which costs £12 - £17 and takes 12h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Ireland is to fly which costs £60 - £170 and takes 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria and arriving at Dublin. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 30m.

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The distance between London and Ireland is 556 km.

The best way to get from London to Ireland without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 10h 23m and costs £130 - £390.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from London to Ireland, including transfers.

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London to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria station.

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

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London 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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Map of how to get from London to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 555.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between London, England and Ireland?

Aer Lingus flies from London Paddington to Cork 4 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a vehicle from London Victoria to Dublin once daily. Tickets cost 14€ - 18€ and the journey takes 12h 30m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 350€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 110€
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 400€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 350€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
18€ - 410€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 110€
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Flights from London Heathrow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 400€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
16€ - 90€
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15€ - 150€
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15€ - 170€
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Drumcondra 1 to Castleknock, Castleknock 2
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
6€ - 7€
Flexible
5€ - 7€
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place 1 to Dundalk 1
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
11€ - 13€
Flexible
12€ - 14€
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
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
5€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Single
16€ - 24€
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Dundalk
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
75€ - 100€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
190€ - 260€
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
90€ - 130€
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 65€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
120€ - 170€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
22€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 55€
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
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
39€
Small Car
132€

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There are 36+ hotels available in Ireland. 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 15 min and costs £5 - £35.

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