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Travel Information to Dublin from Bristol

distanceDistance200 miles (323 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £14 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Take a flight to travel 200 miles (323 km) from Bristol to Dublin. Ryanair is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct from Bristol to Dublin.

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Travelling from Bristol to Dublin

It's possible to travel from Bristol to Ireland's capital city by bus, train or plane. However, considering the overland route includes a 3-hour ferry trip across the Irish Sea from Holyhead to Dublin, in most cases it makes more sense to fly. By bus or train, you'll be covering approximately 530 kilometres and these journeys are not necessarily cheaper than a direct one-hour flight. The bus from Bristol Coach Station to Dublin takes between 12 and 14 hours while the train leaving from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Dublin Port takes around 8 hours.

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Quick Guide to Dublin

Must Know: Dublin has an extensive bus network, but just a couple of train and tram lines.
Must See: When in Dublin don't miss going on a tour around the Guinness Storehouse
Must Do: Go to see the Book of Kells, written by Irish monks in 800 AD - one of the most beautiful manuscripts in the world.
Did you know? Dublin is home to the largest walled park in Europe - 5 times the size of London's Hyde Park.

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Travelling from Bristol to Dublin

Trains

Arriva trains offer train routes from Manchester to Dublin via ferry. A handful of daily departures are spread out conveniently throughout the day, usually starting as early as 9:00 a.m. The main point of origin for this journey is Manchester Oxford road, where an Arriva train will travel to Holyhead, Wales, in just under 3 hours. From here, a changeover takes place, moving passengers from train to ferry. The journey will end with the Ferry docking in Dublin ferry port, with the entire journey from Manchester to Dublin taking between 6 and 8 hours.

Plane

This is not only the quickest route, but it can actually work out cheaper to fly depending on the airline and time of departure. Ryanair and Aer Lingus both offer direct flights from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport. They take one hour and there are about four flights offered per day from early in the morning until the late evening. The morning flights are cheapest with the price increasing as the day goes on. Total travel time, including transport to and from airports as well as check-in and waiting time, is about four hours. When calculating costs, remember to take into account any train or bus fare needed to travel to and from airports.

Buses

National Express offers two trips per day, both departing from Bristol Coach Station and connecting with the Holyhead to Dublin ferry. From Dublin port, the bus continues into the city, ending its journey at Wilton Terrace bus stop. The first bus leaves in the afternoon and takes just over 12 hours, while the second departs late evening and takes 14.5 hours. The price varies quite considerably depending on the time you choose and how far in advance you book, so it's best to plan ahead if going by bus. This option is usually only slightly cheaper than taking the train.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Dublin, Ireland from Bristol, United Kingdom?

Travel between Bristol, United Kingdom and Dublin, Ireland is: Partially open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Ireland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Dublin from Bristol?

Conditions of entry into Ireland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Dublin, Ireland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Ireland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 29/11/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Bristol and Dublin.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Bristol, United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

Return travel to Bristol, United Kingdom from Ireland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Ireland?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Ireland?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Bristol, United Kingdom was last verified on 03/12/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Bristol from Dublin.

What are my travel options from Bristol to Dublin?

Travel Bristol to Dublin by flight.

What is the fastest way to get to Dublin from Bristol?

Travelling by flight is also the quickest way from Bristol to Dublin. It takes on average 1 h   to travel this journey.

How far is Dublin from Bristol?

The distance from Bristol to Dublin is approximately 200 miles (323 km).

When going from Bristol to Dublin, where do I depart from Bristol and where do I arrive in Dublin?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Bristol to Dublin:

  • Most travellers who buy a plane ticket from Bristol to Dublin depart from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Bristol to Dublin?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from Bristol to Dublin:

  • You can go to Dublin from Bristol by plane with Ryanair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £14 with Ryanair from Bristol to Dublin on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Bristol to Dublin?
Looking to extend your trip from Bristol to Dublin? Many Omio customers who go from Bristol to Dublin usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Paris. If you're looking to explore London, Edinburgh or Paris from Dublin, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase Bristol to Dublin tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Bristol to Dublin, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is £14 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Bristol to Dublin tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.