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There are 8 ways to get from Penzance to Dublin by train, car ferry, night train, bus, bus and ferry, car, night bus 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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Train, car ferry  •  14 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$220 - $316

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Penzance to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$45 - $56

6 alternative options

Train, car ferry via Crewe  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  4. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead
  5. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$231 - $418

Night train, train, car ferry  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the night train from Penzance to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
  4. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$260 - $422

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 30 min

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

$130 - $175

Night bus to Newquay, fly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the night bus from Penzance to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Dublin (DUB) NQY - DUB

$64 - $229

Train to Exeter, fly  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Dublin (DUB) EXT - DUB

$120 - $311

Train, train to Bristol, fly  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB

$139 - $361

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Penzance to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 19 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Penzance to Dublin is to night bus and fly which costs £45 - £180 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Penzance to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Penzance and arriving at Dublin via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 10 min.

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The distance between Penzance and Dublin is 225 miles.

The best way to get from Penzance to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 14 h 39 min and costs £160 - £250.

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It takes approximately 14 h 39 min to get from Penzance to Dublin, including transfers.

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Penzance to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Penzance station.

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

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Penzance to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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Flybe and Aer Lingus offer flights from Newquay Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Penzance to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 225.5 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 39 min

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

There is no direct connection from Penzance to Dublin. However, you can take the train to Newport (S Wales), take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, then take the car ferry to Dublin. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Penzance to Dublin via Plymouth, Birmingham New Street, Crewe, Holyhead, and Holyhead in around 15 h 12 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Newquay to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Penzance to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Night train from Penzance to Taunton
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Penzance to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
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 from Penzance to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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
Night bus from Penzance to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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