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There are 10 ways to get from Plymouth to Ireland by bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry, car 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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Bus, bus and ferry  •  14h 25m

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

$39 - $50

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Train, car ferry  •  15h 10m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Swansea
  3. Take the train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
  4. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  5. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Pearse 16

$204 - $312

Bus, bus and ferry via Dublin City South, Upper Baggot Street  •  15h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street M36
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$59 - $86

Train, car ferry via Taunton  •  16h 40m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
  4. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  5. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Grand Canal Dock 16

$204 - $329

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 2m

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Pembroke
  2. Take the car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Dublin

$112 - $154

Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin  •  5h 52m

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

$99 - $276

Train to Exeter, fly to Dublin  •  5h 54m

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

$85 - $246

Train to Newquay, fly to Dublin  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Dublin (DUB) NQY - DUB

$85 - $278

Train to Bristol, fly to Cork  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Cork (ORK) BRS - ORK

$144 - $379

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Dublin  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Dublin (DUB) CWL - DUB

$128 - $361

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Ireland is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £40 and takes 14h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Ireland is to train and fly which costs £75 - £220 and takes 5h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at Dublin via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 25m.

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The distance between Plymouth and Ireland is 240 miles.

The best way to get from Plymouth to Ireland without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 14h 25m and costs £30 - £40.

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It takes approximately 14h 25m to get from Plymouth to Ireland, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 239.6 miles
  • Duration: 14h 25m

What companies run services between Plymouth, England and Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Plymouth to Dublin. However, you can take the bus to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, take the walk to Birmingham, then take the bus and ferry to Dublin. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Plymouth to Dublin via Bristol Parkway, Swansea, Fishguard Harbour, Fishguard, Rosslare, and Rosslare Europort in around 15h 10m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Exeter to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Newquay to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Train from Plymouth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Parkway to Swansea
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Plymouth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
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 Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
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
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Plymouth to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Rosslare Europort to Pearse
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Rosslare Europort to Grand Canal Dock
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
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 Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
Megabus UK
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43

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