There are 9 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.

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Train, car ferry  •  10 h 8 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 Grand Canal Dock

$100 - $134

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$37 - $47

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Train, car ferry via Shrewsbury  •  11 h 1 min

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

$151 - $209

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 - $243

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5 h 47 min

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

$83 - $282

Train, train to Birmingham, fly  •  7 h 11 min

  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 - $345

Train to Manchester, fly  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Wilmslow
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) MAN - DUB

$105 - $267

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £27 - £40 and takes 13 h 35 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Dublin via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 35 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Dublin is 154 miles.

The best way to get from Swansea to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 10 h 8 min and costs £75 - £110.

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It takes approximately 10 h 8 min to get from Swansea to Dublin, including transfers.

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Swansea to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff 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 Swansea to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 153.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 8 min

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 Grand Canal Dock. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Swansea to Dublin via Shrewsbury, Holyhead, and Holyhead in around 11 h 1 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
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
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
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
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
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
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 Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $150
Train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
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
53 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
$29 - $45
Train from Swansea to Wilmslow
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
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 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $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
$25 - $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 to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
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
$158
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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