There are 11 ways to get from Spain to Ireland by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or car 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 Madrid to Dublin  •  5 h 30 min

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

$42 - $189

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Fly Barcelona to Dublin  •  5 h 29 min

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

$51 - $331

Fly Malaga to Dublin  •  5 h 37 min

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

$51 - $257

Fly Barcelona to Cork  •  6 h 8 min

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

$67 - $334

Fly Malaga to Cork  •  6 h 11 min

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

$67 - $300

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

Train, bus and ferry  •  29 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to London St. Pancras International
  4. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$333 - $776

Drive, car ferry  •  35 h 27 min

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

$254 - $632

Bus Ouibus, bus and ferry  •  41 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Hernani
  2. Take the bus from Hernani to London
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$109 - $152

Train, car ferry  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Portsmouth
  3. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  4. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin

$235 - $735

Bus ALSA, bus and ferry  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Moncloa to Palencia
  2. Take the bus from Palencia to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$163 - $249

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Spain to Ireland is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 30 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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The distance between Spain and Ireland is 1462 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Spain to Ireland, including transfers.

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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 - Avénida de America, Hernani and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 22 min.

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What companies run services between Spain and Ireland?

Iberia, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Madrid to Swords hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
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 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
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
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Malaga to Dublin via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Barcelona to Cork via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Cork via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Malaga to Cork
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
Flights from Murcia to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,600
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Malaga to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Malaga to Dublin via London City
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Malaga to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Cork
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Barcelona to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Malaga to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Malaga to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Barcelona to Cork
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Malaga to Cork
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Murcia to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $2,200
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 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $750
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 45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Malaga to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
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 Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $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
5 h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
renfe.com
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$140 - $490
Premier
$350 - $600
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Bus operators
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
$7
Schedules at
latbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Hernani
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hernani to London
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Ouibus
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Moncloa to Palencia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Palencia to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.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
$85 - $390
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $120
Car
$270 - $390
Car ferry from Santander to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$100 - $140
Car
$330 - $470
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
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
$118
Passenger
$42
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$80 - $90
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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