How to get from London to Dublin

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from London to Dublin

You can get from London to Dublin by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Dublin on 13 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:45London Gatwick Airport1h15 20:00Dublin Airport
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Travel Information to Dublin from London

distanceDistance286 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £297
fastestFastest modeFlight • £297 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAer Lingus

Travel 286 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between London and Dublin. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Aer Lingus among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from London to Dublin.

General Information about the journey from London to Dublin

Flying is the easiest way to travel from London to Dublin, although there are also bus and train connections. If you choose to take a train journey, you can leave London in the morning and arrive in late afternoon. Flying is far quicker, with a jour// time of only an hour between the two capital cities. The slowest form of transport will be buses, but this can work out cheapest if travellers book in advance. Most coaches and trains depart from a single location - either Euston or Victoria - while flights depart from all of London's major regional airports, including Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow.

Return journeys from Dublin to London are also available.

Buses from London to Dublin

Buses depart from London Victoria Coach Station and travel to the centre of Dublin. The major operators on the route are National Express and Megabus, which provide a daily overnight service. Both companies make the journey in about 12 hours and each journey is broken up by a ferry journey between Holyhead and Rosslare.

Trains from London to Dublin

Train services depart from Euston Station and arrive at Dublin's Connolly Station, via the Europort at Rosslare. Virgin Trains provide a daily service between the two cities, leaving in the morning. The journey takes about 10 hours and requires a ferry journey from Holyhead to the Europort.

Flights from London to Dublin

Flights depart from all of London's major airports - including Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow. Airlines making the journey include Aer Lingus, British Airways and Ryanair. All of them take about 1 hour 20 minutes, arriving at Shannon Airport. Flights leave every hour throughout the week, and all planes travel directly.

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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 London to Dublin.

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Dublin, Ireland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Dublin from London restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Dublin, Ireland from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

The government of Ireland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 03/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from London to Dublin closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Ireland is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Dublin?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 08/08/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Dublin here.

You can travel from London to Dublin 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from London to Dublin is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £5 compared to other travel options to Dublin:

A train is £16 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from London to Dublin costing on average £21.

A train is £292 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from London to Dublin costing on average £297.

The fastest way from London to Dublin is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

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

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The distance between London and Dublin is around 286 miles.

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

  • Flights mostly depart from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Dublin Airport.

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

  • You can go to Dublin from London by plane with Aer Lingus. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £297 with Aer Lingus from London to Dublin on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Dublin with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct flights to take to Dublin with Ryanair, British Airways, Aer Lingus or BA Cityflyer.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Dublin tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

Many of our customers travelling from London to Dublin don't make Dublin their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Edinburgh, Paris or Belfast, either of which you could add to your London and Dublin trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Dublin to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £21 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £297 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £5 one way for this journey.

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

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