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There are 11 ways to get from Swindon to Ireland 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  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$158 - $233

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  12 h 20 min

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

$31 - $41

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Train, car ferry via Fishguard Harbour  •  12 h 50 min

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

$160 - $244

Bus, train, bus and ferry  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square S6
  2. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$77 - $108

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 38 min

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

$91 - $119

Train to Bristol, fly  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB

$57 - $193

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) LHR - DUB

$116 - $328

Train to Cardiff, fly  •  5 h 20 min

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

$81 - $249

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dublin (DUB) SOU - DUB

$106 - $319

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Dublin (DUB) LTN - DUB

$82 - $262

Train, train to Birmingham, fly  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB

$94 - $264

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Swindon to Ireland is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £23 - £35 and takes 12 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swindon to Ireland is to train and fly which costs £40 - £150 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swindon to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Swindon and arriving at Dublin via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 20 min.

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The distance between Swindon and Ireland is 279 miles.

The best way to get from Swindon to Ireland without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 11 h 57 min and costs £120 - £180.

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It takes approximately 11 h 57 min to get from Swindon to Ireland, including transfers.

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Swindon to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Swindon station.

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

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

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Swindon to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 279 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 57 min

What companies run services between Swindon, England and Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Swindon to Dublin. However, you can take the train to Newport (S Wales), take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the car ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, take the line 53 bus to Connolly Station, Amiens Street, take the walk to Connolly, then take the train to Grand Canal Dock. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Swindon to Dublin via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Birmingham in around 12 h 20 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $200
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
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swindon to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Swindon to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Train from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Train from Swindon to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Swindon to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70
Train from Swindon to Reading
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
Train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Reading to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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 Swindon to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.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
$46
Small Car
$155
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

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