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Travel Information from Dublin to London

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • €42 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Take a flight to travel 286 miles (461 km) between Dublin and London. Ryanair is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Dublin to London.

General Information about the journey from Dublin to London

Dublin lies across the Irish Sea, 465 kilometres from London. Passengers to London can fly from Dublin Airport to any of five airports in the southeast of England. The ferry leaves Dublin Port for both Liverpool and Holyhead. Coach and rail connections are available to passengers from these destinations. The quickest way to travel is by plane, with a flying time of up to one and a half hours. The bus journey takes up to twelve hours including the ferry crossing and motoring time.

Buses from Dublin to London

Bus journeys from Dublin to London begin at Busaras on Store Street Dublin and arrive at London Victoria coach station. Most of the journeys begin in the evening, with four coaches leaving Busaras between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for Dublin Port. The Stena ferry crosses to Holyhead in three hours. From there, travel is by National Express or Megabus coach to London Victoria. The P&O ferry crossing to Liverpool takes about eight hours. Up to nine National Express coaches leave Liverpool bus station for London daily.

Trains from Dublin to London

Passengers travelling by train from Dublin to London make the journey to Dublin Port and board a train on arrival at Holyhead or Liverpool. Four trains leave Holyhead daily, two before 9:00 a.m. and two between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. All trains arrive at London Euston. Virgin runs the majority of trains and the journey takes between eight and nine hours. The Arriva route involves three changes and takes about eleven hours. Several trains leave Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central for London Euston daily.

Flights from Dublin to London

Over fifty planes leave Dublin Airport for London daily, with at least two flights per hour. The main destinations are Heathrow and Gatwick airports, with flights to Luton, Stansted and London City airports also available. Providers include Aer Lingus, Ryanair, British Airways and Cityjet. All of these flights are direct and the arrival destinations have frequent and efficient transport links to the centre of London. Flying time is between one and one and a half hours.

Travel Tips: Travel from Dublin to London

Travel to London 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 London.

What are the international travel restrictions for United Kingdom due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling to London from Dublin?

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

Is international entry into London from Dublin restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 1/26/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Dublin and London closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Return travel to Dublin, Ireland from United Kingdom is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering Ireland:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Ireland?

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

  • Social distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Dublin, Ireland was last verified on 1/20/22. 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 Dublin from London.

How do I travel from Dublin to London?

Travelling from Dublin to London includes taking a flight.

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

A flight is the fastest way to get from Dublin to London with an average travel time for this trip around 1 h 10 min.

How many miles are between Dublin and London

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Dublin to London?

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Dublin Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.

Which travel companies can get me from Dublin to London?

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

  • You can travel between Dublin and London by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €42 with Ryanair from Dublin to London.

Is it possible to travel directly from Dublin to London?

Yes, there is a direct service from Dublin to London:

  • You can check for a direct flight to London with Ryanair.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey to London from Dublin ends?

Your journey from Dublin to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Dublin to London trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!

When should I book a ticket from Dublin to London online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Dublin to London, 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 plane ticket for this journey is €42 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Dublin to London 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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