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from Dublin to London

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

Our recommendation

To get from Dublin to London on Oct 21 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30AMDublin Airport1h20 07:50AMLondon Gatwick Airport
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11:00PMDublin Airport1h15 12:15AMLondon Stansted Airport
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07:00AMDublin Airport1h30 08:30AMLondon City Airport
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11:20AMDublin Airport1h20 12:40PMLondon Gatwick Airport
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04:55PMDublin Airport1h15 06:10PMLondon Stansted Airport
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Travel Information from Dublin to London

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range€17 - €62
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • €17 • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €17 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Arriva Trains Wales

Travel 286 miles (461 km) by flight or train between Dublin and London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as €17. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Ryanair or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Dublin to London.

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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.
Is international travel between Dublin, Ireland and London, United Kingdom allowed?

Travel between Dublin, Ireland and London, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Ireland enter United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in London, 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 10/19/21. 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 Dublin and London.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Dublin, Ireland from London, United Kingdom due to COVID-19?

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 or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • 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 10/15/21. 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.

What are my Dublin to London travel options?

There are 2 travel options from Dublin to London: flight or train.

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

The cheapest way from Dublin to London is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around €17 compared to other travel options to London:

A flight is €45 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Dublin to London costing on average €62.

What is the fastest way from Dublin to London?

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

Other travel options to London from Dublin can usually take longer:

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How far is London from Dublin?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Dublin to London?

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

  • Most travellers take a flight from Dublin Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
Who can get me from Dublin to London?

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

  • You can take a flight from Dublin to London with Ryanair. Cheap tickets can be found for €17 with Ryanair from Dublin to London.
  • You can travel to London from Dublin by train with Arriva Trains Wales. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €62 with Arriva Trains Wales from Dublin to London.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Dublin and London ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Dublin to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Dublin and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets between Dublin and London online to get 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 trip is €17 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average €62 one way for this route.

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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