There are 4 ways to get from Portpatrick to Ireland by car ferry, bus, train, car or plane

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Car ferry, bus  •  7 h 19 min

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

$77 - $89

Cheapest option

Train, fly  •  7 h 47 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 - $158

2 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly Enterprise Service

$94 - $120

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 33 min

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

$66 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Portpatrick to Ireland is to car ferry and drive which costs £50 - £65 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portpatrick to Ireland is to car ferry and drive which costs £50 - £65 and takes 4 h 33 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 bus which takes 7 h 19 min and costs £55 - £70.

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 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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Loganair, Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Ireland. Prices start at $64 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 19 min

What companies run services between Portpatrick, Scotland and Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Portpatrick to Dublin. However, you can take the bus to Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco), take the walk to Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station), take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the taxi to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, take the bus to The Gresham Hotel, take the walk to Dublin, Millennium Spire, then take the bus to Dublin City South, Upper Leeson Street. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Portpatrick to Dublin via Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco), Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station), Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, and Connolly in around 8 h 4 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Train operators
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 23 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
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$171

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