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There are 6 ways to get from Preston to Ireland by car, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, train 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.

Recommended option

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 47 min

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

$69 - $87

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880

$24 - $33

4 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, station to Seaforth, Riversdale Road X2
  2. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin

$53 - $198

Train to Manchester, fly  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) MAN - DUB

$36 - $158

Train, bus to Liverpool, fly  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB

$44 - $244

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Dublin (DUB) LBA - DUB

$37 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Preston to Ireland is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £18 - £26 and takes 12 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Preston to Ireland is to train and fly which costs £27 - £130 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Preston to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Preston, Lancashire and arriving at Dublin via Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 40 min.

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The distance between Preston and Ireland is 228 miles.

The best way to get from Preston to Ireland without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 11 h 27 min and costs £40 - £160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Preston to Ireland, including transfers.

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Preston to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Preston, Lancashire station.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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British Airways, Flybe, Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Manchester Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 227.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

What companies run services between Preston, England and Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Preston to Dublin. However, you can take the drive to Holyhead, take the car ferry to Dublin, then take the drive to Dublin. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Preston to Dublin via Seaforth, Riversdale Road, Bootle, Dublin, and The Point Luas Stop in around 11 h 27 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, station to Seaforth, Riversdale Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in Lancashire
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 Preston, Lancashire to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
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
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53

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