There are 7 ways to get from Southport to Dublin by car, car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry 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.

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Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 26 min

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

$63 - $78

Cheapest option

Train to Liverpool, fly  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Southport to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB

$30 - $236

5 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$80 - $150

Car ferry  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin

$54 - $207

Bus, bus and ferry  •  14 h 33 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

$32 - $41

Train to Manchester, fly  •  5 h 32 min

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

$38 - $167

Train, train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Southport to Manchester Victoria
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Leeds
  3. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Dublin (DUB) LBA - DUB

$53 - $221

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southport to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £24 - £35 and takes 14 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southport to Dublin is to train and fly which costs £23 - £180 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southport to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Southport, Duke Street and arriving at Dublin via Preston, Lancashire and Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 33 min.

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The distance between Southport and Dublin is 136 miles.

The best way to get from Southport to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 8 h 25 min and costs £60 - £120.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Southport to Dublin, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Ryanair offers flights from Liverpool Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Southport to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

What companies run services between Southport, England and Dublin, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Southport to Dublin. However, you can take the drive to Holyhead then take the car ferry to Dublin. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Southport to Dublin via Liverpool Central, Liverpool Central Loop Line, Chester, Holyhead, and Holyhead in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Southport to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Leeds
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
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 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
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41
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
$132
Passenger & Car Flexi
$198
Overnight Cabin
$53

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