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There are 11 ways to get from Spain to Ireland by plane, bus, car, car ferry, train or bus and ferry

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 Barcelona to Dublin  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Dublin (DUB) BCN - DUB

$51 - $331

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Fly Madrid to Dublin  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Dublin (DUB) MAD - DUB

$42 - $189

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Fly Malaga to Dublin  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Dublin (DUB) AGP - DUB

$51 - $256

Fly Barcelona to Cork  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Cork (ORK) BCN - ORK

$67 - $334

Bus to Alicante, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Murcia to Alicante Airport
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Dublin (DUB) ALC - DUB

$72 - $451

Fly Malaga to Cork  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Cork (ORK) AGP - ORK

$67 - $299

Bus to Murcia, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Murcia to Pescadores de la Ribera
  2. Fly from Murcia (MJV) to Dublin (DUB) MJV - DUB

$75 - $623

Drive, car ferry  •  35 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to Pembroke
  4. Take the car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
  5. Drive from Rosslare to Dublin

$243 - $595

Train, car ferry, bus and ferry  •  42 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$251 - $613

Bus, bus and ferry  •  42 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Logroño
  2. Take the bus from Logroño to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$117 - $202

Train, car ferry  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  4. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Rosslare
  5. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Grand Canal Dock

$257 - $677

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Spain to Ireland is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Spain to Ireland is to fly which costs 40€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Spain to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Cibeles and arriving at Dublin via Madrid, Logroño and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 58 min.

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The distance between Spain and Ireland is 1462 km.

The best way to get from Spain to Ireland without a car is to train and car ferry and bus and ferry which takes 42 h 12 min and costs 210€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Spain to Ireland, including transfers.

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Spain to Ireland bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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

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Vueling Airlines, Aer Lingus, Iberia and four other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Spain to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 913.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

What companies run services between Spain and Ireland?

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and nine other airlines fly from Barcelona to Swords hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Malaga to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Malaga to Dublin via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Malaga to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Malaga to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Malaga to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Malaga to Dublin via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Alicante to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Alicante to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Alicante to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Alicante to Dublin via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Alicante to Dublin via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Alicante to Dublin via Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Alicante to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Alicante to Dublin via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Malaga to Cork
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Malaga to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Murcia to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
Flights from Murcia to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
Flights from Murcia to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
Flights from Murcia to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $1,000
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Malaga to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Barcelona to Cork
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Barcelona to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Alicante to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Malaga to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Barcelona to Cork
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Alicante to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
Flights from Malaga to Cork
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $2,200
Flights from Malaga to Dublin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Cork via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Alicante to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Malaga to Cork via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Alicante to Dublin via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Malaga to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Malaga to Dublin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Malaga to Dublin via Exeter
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Alicante to Dublin via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Murcia to Alicante Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Logroño
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Logroño to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
alsa.com
LAT bus
Phone
968 25 00 88
Email
info@latbus.com
Website
latbus.com
Bus from Murcia to Pescadores de la Ribera
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
latbus.com
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 and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
PLM Autocares
Phone
+34 902 14 41 74
Email
info@plmautocares.com
Website
plmautocares.com
Bus from Madrid to Logroño
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
plmautocares.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360
Car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $120
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
Car ferry from Roscoff to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$60 - $70

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