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Travel Information to Dublin from Liverpool

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or ferry
priceTicket price range£23 - £87
fastestFastest modeFlight • £87 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Stena Line

Travel 135 miles (217 km) by flight or ferry between Liverpool and Dublin. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Ryanair or Stena Line among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Liverpool to Dublin.

Travel to Dublin

It is possible to travel across the Irish Sea from Liverpool to Dublin by ferry and plane. P&O Ferries offer 4 crossings every day departing from Liverpool Port and arriving at Dublin Port. With the journey taking just 8h, you can select from departure times of 05:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 06:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m.

Flying is the fastest way to travel from Liverpool to Dublin. Lowcost airline Ryanair provide 2 daily flights departing from Liverpool John Lennon Airport directly to Dublin Airport every day of the week. Flights depart once in the morning and once in the evening and have a duration of 0h 50min.

About Dublin

When travelling from Liverpool to Dublin you should be aware that the currency used in Ireland is Euros. The weather is very similar to its English neighbours, so you should be prepared for all conditions, come rain or shine. Being a coastal city it can be windy and rainy, with milder weather experienced during the spring and summer.

January and February are the coldest months with average lows of 2° while the warmest weather can be experienced in July and August with average highs of 20°. Bars and pubs in Dublin are open till 11:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 12:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11:00 p.m. on Sundays. Those with late licences can remain open till around 01:30 a.m on weekends, while nightclubs are usually open till 02:30 a.m.

Public transport in Dublin

Travellers from Liverpool to Dublin will find that Dublin has an efficient public transport system consisting of buses, trains, trams and city bikes, with frequent links to Dublin Airport and Dublin Port. The Leap Visitor Card offers the cheapest option when travelling around Dublin on public transport as a visitor. The Leap card is valid on transport from the airport, port and across most of the tram, bus and rail services in the city centre.

Bikes can be rented in 3 day periods and cost just €5 for unlimited use. Bike stations are located near key train stations around Dublin city centre. Public transport tends to operate from around 5:00 a.m. to around 12:30 a.m. during weekdays.

Dublin Bridge View. Source: Shutterstock

Important bus & train stations, airports to Dublin?

Arrival Ferry Port and Airport: Ferries from Liverpool to Dublin arrive at Dublin Port located to the east of Dublin City centre. From Dublin Port, you can reach the city centre in under 30min via bus, or Tram in 35min. When travelling to Dublin by plane from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, you will arrive at Dublin Airport, located 6 miles (10 km) north of the city centre.

From the airport, you can easily travel to the centre of town via frequent bus services. Dublin Airport provides free Wi-Fi, printing services, charging points, and numerous shops and restaurants. From Dublin Airport and Dublin Port, it is possible to reach Dublin's main Train Stations Connolly and Hueston stations and main Bus Station Busáras using public transport. From these popular stations onwards travel is available to other parts of the city and onwards throughout Ireland.

Which companies travel to Dublin?

P&O Ferries are the main provider of ferries from Liverpool to Dublin, departing from Liverpool Port and arriving at Dublin Port with a travel time of 8h. They usually provide 4 departures per day, operating 7 days a week. P&O Ferries offer a late evening departure with facilities to rest and sleep overnight and provide 2 meals included in the cost of your ticket across all departure times. Taking the ferry is a good option if you wish to bring your car with you. Ryanair is the only airline offering direct flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Dublin Airport. There are 2 flights per day, with the first flight departing in the morning and the second in the late afternoon or evening. The flight takes 0h 50min and is the quickest available travel option when travelling from Liverpool to Dublin.

P&O Ferries Ferry to Dublin

P&O Ferries provide direct ferry services from Liverpool to Dublin. 4 daily ferries depart from Liverpool Port and arrive at Dublin Port every day of the week. Ferries depart at 05:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 06:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. with a duration of 8h. 2 meals are provided in the cost of your ticket, there are no baggage limits and private cabins with sleeping facilities are available when travelling overnight. It is only possible to travel on this service with your vehicle and not by foot alone.

Dublin Bridge Night. Source: Shutterstock

Ryanair flight to Dublin

Flying from Liverpool to Dublin is the fastest and cheapest way to reach the Irish capital. Ryanair provides 2 daily flights departing from Liverpool John Lennon Airport directly to Dublin Airport every day of the week. Flights depart once in the morning and once in the evening and have a duration of 0h 50min. Morning departure times tend to be around 08:30 a.m., with evening flights departing between 05:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

How to find cheap tickets to Dublin?

Finding cheap travel tickets to Dublin from Liverpool can be achieved by booking your tickets in advance of your travel dates, with most travel providers allowing you to book tickets several months to a year in advance of the dates you wish to travel. Allowing for a degree of flexibility around the dates and times that you are available to travel also helps to ensure that you can find the cheapest deals. Travelling light is another useful and hassle-free way for you to secure cheap tickets from Liverpool to Dublin, especially when searching for tickets for short trips. For example, opting to take a flight with no additional check-in luggage should reduce your fare significantly.

Travel to Dublin —travel tips

Travelling from Liverpool to Dublin will take you across the Irish Sea, either by ferry or plane, where you will swiftly arrive in the Irish capital city of Dublin. Expect to be welcomed by friendly locals and a charming town packed full of exciting things to do and see. Dublin has a distinctly European vibe, compared to its British counterparts, providing visitors with the illusion that they have travelled further than they have. This makes Dublin an ideal city for a weekend escape, where you can truly disconnect.

Among the top-recommended attractions is the Guinness Storehouse, an immersive experience where you can learn more than you ever wanted to know about the production and history of Ireland's pride and joy. When you're finished you will arrive at the Gravity Bar, where you can enjoy a pint of Guinness straight from its source as well as expansive 360° views of Dublin city.

Dublin Castle, a site of great historical importance dating from 1204, and Ireland's top university Trinity College, composed of striking Georgian era buildings, are both more than worthy of a visit too. Enjoy a day out at Dublin Zoo, or take a short train journey out to Bray, a quaint coastal village not far from the city centre. In the evening take a wander through the famous Temple Bar, Dublin's lively riverside neighbourhood packed with restaurants, bars and pubs, many of which host live folk music nights.

Travel Tips

Travel from Liverpool to Dublin
Travel to Dublin 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 Liverpool to Dublin.
Am I allowed to travel from Liverpool, United Kingdom to Dublin, Ireland?

Travel between Liverpool, 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 Liverpool?

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 Liverpool and Dublin.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Liverpool, United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

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

Is my journey back to Liverpool from Dublin restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Liverpool, United Kingdom?

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

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

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 05/12/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Liverpool from Dublin closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Liverpool to Dublin?

You can travel to Dublin from Liverpool 2 different ways: flight or ferry.

What is the cheapest way to go to Dublin from Liverpool?

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Dublin. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £23.

This is compared to other travel options to Dublin:

A ferry journey is usually £64 less than a journey to Dublin by plane, which costs on average £87 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Liverpool to Dublin?

The fastest way from Liverpool to Dublin is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.

Other travel options between Liverpool and Dublin can usually take longer:

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How many miles from Liverpool to Dublin would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 135 miles (217 km) from Liverpool to Dublin.

Where do I depart from Liverpool? Where do I arrive in Dublin?

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

  • Most travellers board their plane from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and arrive in Dublin Airport.
Who can get me from Liverpool to Dublin?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Liverpool to Dublin:

  • You can take a flight from Liverpool to Dublin with Ryanair. Cheap tickets can be found for £87 with Ryanair from Liverpool to Dublin.
  • You can take a ferry from Liverpool to Dublin with Stena Line. Cheap tickets can be found for £23 with Stena Line from Liverpool to Dublin.
Where should I go next after I travel to Dublin from Liverpool?
Omio customers who travel from Liverpool to Dublin often also extend their holiday to go to London, Edinburgh or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Dublin and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Dublin from Liverpool online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is on average £87 one way.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this route is on average £23 one way.

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