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Travel Information to Manchester from Dublin

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£15 - £45
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £15 • 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £15 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair, Stena Line or Arriva Trains Wales

Travel 165 miles (266 km) by flight, ferry or train to Manchester from Dublin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £15. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Ryanair, Stena Line or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Dublin to Manchester.

Travel Tips

Travel from Dublin to Manchester
Travel to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Dublin to Manchester.
Is cross-border travel to Manchester, United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland currently allowed?

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

Can travellers from Ireland enter United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Manchester, United Kingdom?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 25/11/2021. 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 to Manchester from Dublin.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Ireland from Manchester, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return to Dublin, Ireland from United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Dublin from Manchester restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Dublin from Manchester?

Conditions of reentry 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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

You should observe these safety measures in Ireland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Ireland was last checked on 22/11/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Dublin from Manchester closer to your date of departure here.

What are my travel options from Dublin to Manchester?

There are 3 ways to travel to Manchester from Dublin including taking a flight, ferry or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dublin to Manchester?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Dublin to Manchester, which costs on average £15.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A flight journey is usually £18 less than a journey to Manchester by ferry, which costs on average £33 for the same trip.

A flight is generally £30 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £45 from Dublin to Manchester.

What is the fastest way from Dublin to Manchester?

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Dublin is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

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How far is Manchester from Dublin?

Manchester is approximately 165 miles (266 km) away from Dublin.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Dublin to Manchester:

  • Flights from Dublin to Manchester most often leave from Dublin Airport and arrive in Manchester Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from Dublin to Manchester?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Dublin to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Ryanair can get you to Manchester by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Ryanair from Dublin to Manchester for £15 on Omio.
  • Travel with Stena Line for ferries to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Stena Line Dublin to Manchester tickets on Omio for £33.
  • Arriva Trains Wales can take you to Manchester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Arriva Trains Wales from Dublin to Manchester for £45.
Is it possible to travel directly from Dublin to Manchester?

Yes, there are direct services available between Dublin and Manchester with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by plane with Ryanair.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Manchester from Dublin.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Dublin to Manchester?
Your journey from Dublin to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Dublin to Manchester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!
How far in advance should I buy my Dublin to Manchester ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Dublin and Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost £15 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing £33 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £45 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Manchester from Dublin online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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