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There are 8 ways to get from Reading to Elphin by car, car ferry, train, plane or bus

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

  1. Drive from Reading to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Elphin

Cheapest option

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Knock, bus

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Knock (NOC)
  4. Take the bus from Market Square, stop 141641 to Elphin, stop 152381

6 alternative options

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Knock, bus

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Knock (NOC)
  3. Take the bus from Market Square, stop 141641 to Elphin, stop 152381

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Dublin, train

  1. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Drumcondra to Longford

Train to London Stansted, fly to Knock, bus

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Knock (NOC)
  3. Take the bus from Market Square, stop 141641 to Elphin, stop 152381

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Dublin, train

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Drumcondra to Longford

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dublin, train

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Drumcondra to Longford

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Dublin

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Dublin (DUB)
  4. Take the train from Drumcondra to Longford

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Elphin is to train and fly and bus which costs £50 - £150 and takes 8h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Elphin is to train and fly and bus which costs £65 - £400 and takes 8h 13m.

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The distance between Reading and Elphin is 554 km.

It takes approximately 9h 52m to get from Reading to Elphin, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Knock Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Knock Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Elphin. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Elphin.
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  • Distance: 554.4 km
  • Duration: 9h 52m

What companies run services between Reading, England and Elphin, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Reading to Elphin. However, you can take the drive to Holyhead, take the car ferry to Dublin, then take the drive to Elphin. Alternatively, you can take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick airport, fly to Knock, take the walk to Knock Airport, stop 553081, take the line 440 bus to Market Square, stop 141641, then take the bus to Elphin.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €850
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €360
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €380
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €850
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €360
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €380
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €300
Flights from London Stansted to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €90
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €280
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €160
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €280
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €310
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€23 - €29
Anytime Day 1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€17 - €21
Anytime Day 1st Class
€29 - €40
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€13 - €16
Anytime Day 1st Class
€22 - €29
Elizabeth Line
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Elizabeth Line
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
€11 - €16
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
€19 - €35
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Elizabeth Line
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
€8 - €12
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
€13 - €22
Thameslink
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Market Square, stop 141641 to Elphin, stop 152381
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Bus Eireann
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37

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