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Overview: Coach from London to Dublin

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesEurolines Switzerland or National Express

Coaches from London to Dublin cover the 286 miles (461 km) long journey with our travel partners like Eurolines Switzerland or National Express. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Dublin, Merrion Square.

Coach companies: National Express London to Dublin

You can travel by coach between London and Dublin with National Express. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from London to Dublin, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    Operator ticket policies for COVID

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from London to Dublin

    Buses from London to Dublin run twice daily, with both buses operated by National Express. London to Dublin buses run every day, including weekends. The first bus is direct and leaves at about 3:45 p.m. The second leaves at about 6:00 p.m. and there is one change on this service. The travel time is either 12 hours and 14 hours depending if you must make a change or not, and includes a ferry journey from Liverpool across the Irish Sea. Buses run at the same time every day including on weekends and there is no difference in price according to which day it is.

    Which bus companies run from London to Dublin?

    All London to Dublin buses are operated by National Express.

    How long is the bus journey from London to Dublin?

    The average journey time for most trains travelling from London to Dublin varies from 12-14 hours depending the number of transfers, time of day, and time of week passengers are travelling.

    When are the first and last buses of the day from London to Dublin?

    The first London to Dublin bus departs at 3:45 p.m. while the second leaves London at 6:00 p.m.

    Where do buses depart from and arrive to?

    Buses from London to Dublin depart from either London's Victoria Coach Station or Sutton Rail Station. Both stations are connected to London's city centre via local transport including buses, taxis, the London underground and connecting trains. All London to Dublin buses arrive at Dublin Busáras (Central Bus Station). Dublin Busáras is located very close to Dublin's Connolly Railway Station which provides connections to the rest of the city.

    Taking the Bus from London

    London Victoria coach station in central London is the main departure point for buses from London to Dublin. The coach station is just a few hundred metres away from London Victoria National Rail station as well as its accompanying tube station. Underground trains on the Victoria, Circle, and District lines all pass through the station, whilst services above ground journey to Victoria from South London and further afield, including from Gatwick Airport. The bus station at London Victoria is also an important hub for the local buses, which include night buses that form part of a 24-hour service. London also has no shortage of taxis that can take passengers to the bus station.

    Getting into Dublin by Bus

    Ireland's bustling capital city of Dublin has pubs and bars on every corner. A visit to one of these will introduce the visitor to Ireland's famous friendly welcome. Dublin Castle is one of the city's most well-known landmarks and has played an important part in the city's often turbulent history.

    Buses from London to Dublin arrive at Busáras, the primary hub for intercity and regional buses in the city. The bus station is also just 200 metres away from Dublin Connolly Railway Station which provides services to the North, North West and South East. Both the bus and train stations are centrally located in the city, with many of the main places of interest nearby. Dublin Bus runs a night bus service, however finding a taxi is also not a problem given that there are more than 12,000 licensed cabs in the city.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Dublin from London

    Take the bus 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.
    FAQs

    Is cross-border travel by coach between London, United Kingdom and Dublin, Ireland allowed?

    Travel between London, United Kingdom and Dublin, Ireland by coach is: Partially open.

    Can I enter Ireland from United Kingdom?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Ireland from London?

    Conditions of entry:

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

    What are the safety rules to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

    All travellers in Ireland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

    The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach from London to Dublin as this information can change.

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to London, United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

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

    Is my return coach into London from Dublin restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Dublin?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Regional advice

    Last checked on 1/26/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to London from Dublin closer to your date of departure here.

    How far is it from London to Dublin by coach?

    The distance from London to Dublin by coach is approximately 286 miles (461 km).

    What station does the London to Dublin coach leave from? Which Dublin coach station do I come into from London?

    Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from London Victoria   to Dublin, Merrion Square.

    Where is the coach station in London to go to Dublin? Where is the coach station in Dublin located?

    You can find the most popular departure coach station for this journey, London Victoria, located approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival coach station in Dublin, called Dublin, Merrion Square, is located around 0.4 miles (703 m) away from its city centre.

    Which coach companies should I travel with from London to Dublin?

    If you're looking for coaches from London to Dublin, you can rely on Eurolines Switzerland or National Express to get you to Dublin. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the London to Dublin trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.