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

Recommended option

Car ferry, bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel 705-x

$61 - $138

Cheapest option

Train, train to Glasgow, fly  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB

$52 - $163

5 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly Enterprise Service

$84 - $108

Car ferry, train, bus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street 2
  3. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...

$71 - $149

Car ferry, train via Larne  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Belfast Central Train Station 2
  3. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly

$76 - $164

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 51 min

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

$109 - $145

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  4. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB

$63 - $187

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stranraer to Dublin is to car ferry and bus which costs £45 - £110 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Stranraer to Dublin is to train and fly which costs £35 - £130 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between Stranraer and Dublin is 120 miles.

The best way to get from Stranraer to Dublin without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 8 h and costs £45 - £110.

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It takes approximately 8 h to get from Stranraer to Dublin, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Loganair, Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 1213+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stranraer to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 119.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h

What companies run services between Stranraer, Scotland and Dublin, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Stranraer to Dublin. However, you can take the bus to Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Larne, take the walk to Larne Harbour, take the train to Larne Town, take the walk to Larne Bus Station, take the line 256 bus to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, take the walk to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, then take the bus to The Gresham Hotel. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Stranraer to Dublin via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, York Street, Belfast Central Train Station, and Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station in around 8 h 4 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Belfast Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$93
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170
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
$47
Small Car
$157
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 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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