There are 8 ways to get from Swansea to Dublin by train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, 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

Train, car ferry  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Pearse

$100 - $134

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens 202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Birmingham
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$41 - $55

6 alternative options

Train, car ferry via Crewe  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$154 - $254

Train, car ferry #2  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bridgend
  2. Take the train from Bridgend to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$150 - $228

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 7 min

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

$76 - $96

Train to Cardiff, fly  •  4 h 57 min

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

$69 - $244

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB

$83 - $283

Train, train to Birmingham, fly  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Birmingham New Street
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB

$118 - $346

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 14 h.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Dublin is to train and fly which takes 4 h 57 min and costs £50 - £190.

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The distance between Swansea and Dublin is 246 km.

It takes approximately 9 h 47 min to get from Swansea to Dublin, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) and arriving at Dublin via Cardiff Coach Station and Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h.

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What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Dublin, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Swansea to Dublin. However, you can take the train to Fishguard Harbour, take the walk to Fishguard, take the car ferry to Rosslare, take the walk to Rosslare Europort, then take the train to Pearse. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Swansea to Dublin via Crewe, Holyhead, and Holyhead in around 10 h 59 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Swansea to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $180
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Train from Bridgend to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
First Anytime Day Single
$160 - $240
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $45
Train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
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 Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $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
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
$47
Small Car
$159
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

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