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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.
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.
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.
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.