There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Dublin by plane, train, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Dublin (DUB) MAD - DUB

$41 - $196

5 alternative options

Train, bus and ferry  •  28 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to London St. Pancras International
  4. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$321 - $742

Drive, car ferry  •  35 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to Holyhead
  4. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$247 - $620

Bus Ouibus, bus and ferry  •  40 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Hernani
  2. Take the bus from Hernani to London
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$106 - $144

Train, car ferry  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Santander A
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Portsmouth
  3. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  4. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin

$222 - $701

Bus ALSA, bus and ferry  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Moncloa to Palencia
  2. Take the bus from Palencia to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$158 - $245

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Dublin is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Dublin is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Dublin is 1449 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Madrid to Dublin, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Madrid - Avénida de America and arriving at Dublin via Hernani and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 51 min.

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What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Dublin, Ireland?

Iberia, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Madrid to Dublin hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,600
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $2,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$130 - $480
Premier
$340 - $550
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Hernani
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hernani to London
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Ouibus
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Moncloa to Palencia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Palencia to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$270 - $380
Car ferry from Santander to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$100 - $130
Car
$330 - $460
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$55 - $85
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 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$80 - $90
car
$117
Passenger
$41

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