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There are 5 ways to get from Portpatrick to Ireland by car ferry, train, bus, car or plane

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Car ferry, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Belfast Central Train Station 2
  3. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly

$117 - $218

Cheapest option

Train, fly  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB

$55 - $159

3 alternative options

Car ferry, train, bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street 2
  3. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...

$116 - $201

Car ferry, bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel 705-x

$103 - $192

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Drive from Larne to Dublin

$58 - $144

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The cheapest way to get from Portpatrick to Ireland is to train and fly which costs £40 - £130 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portpatrick to Ireland is to car ferry and drive which costs £40 - £120 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Portpatrick and Ireland is 181 miles.

The best way to get from Portpatrick to Ireland without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 7 h 46 min and costs £85 - £170.

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It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Portpatrick to Ireland, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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There are 44+ hotels available in Ireland. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Portpatrick to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 180.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 46 min

What companies run services between Portpatrick, Scotland and Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Portpatrick to Dublin. However, you can take the taxi to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Larne, take the walk to Larne Harbour, take the train to Belfast Central Train Station, take the walk to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, take the train to Connolly, then take the train to Pearse. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Portpatrick to Dublin via Cairnryan, Larne, Larne Harbour, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, Busáras, Outside Connolly Station, Dublin City South, Hawkin's Street, and Dublin City South, D'Olier House in around 7 h 48 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Belfast Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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