There are 12 ways to get from Southampton to Ireland by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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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Fly Southampton to Dublin  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dublin (DUB) SOU - DUB

$51 - $260

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$40 - $50

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Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin  •  5 h 30 min

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

$79 - $230

Fly Southampton to Cork  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Cork (ORK) SOU - ORK

$62 - $303

Train to London City, fly to Dublin  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dublin (DUB) LCY - DUB

$85 - $272

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Dublin  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dublin (DUB) LGW - DUB

$67 - $204

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Dublin  •  5 h 46 min

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

$103 - $300

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dublin  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB

$89 - $243

Train to Cardiff, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Dublin (DUB) CWL - DUB

$112 - $301

Train, bus and ferry  •  12 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$90 - $129

Train, carferry  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the carferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Pearse

$177 - $276

Drive, carferry  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Holyhead
  2. Take the carferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$104 - $139

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Dublin City South, Upper Baggot Street via Birmingham, Outside Connolly Station and Dublin City South, D'Olier House. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 34 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Ireland is 313 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Ireland without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 12 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Southampton to Ireland, including transfers.

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Southampton to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Ireland. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 313.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Ireland?

Flybe and Aer Lingus fly from Southampton to Swords 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London City to Dublin via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
CityJet
Website
cityjet.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from London City to Dublin via Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $95
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
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 - $120
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 and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.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
$156
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 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$116
Passenger
$41

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