How to travel from Dublin to London

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from Dublin to London

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

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To get from Dublin to London on Jul 03 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:55PMDublin Airport1h15 08:10PMLondon Stansted Airport
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06:55PMDublin Airport1h15 08:10PMLondon Stansted Airport
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09:45PMDublin Airport1h10 10:55PMLondon Luton Airport
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07:20PMDublin Airport1h20 08:40PMLondon Gatwick Airport
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08:15AMDublin Airport1h10 09:25AMLondon Luton Airport
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Travel Information between Dublin and London

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • €260 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 286 miles (461 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to London from Dublin. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Ryanair among others. 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.

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

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Ireland?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to London if travelling from Dublin?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom due to the pandemic?

All travellers in United Kingdom must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/1/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Dublin and London.

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

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Dublin, Ireland regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 6/25/22. 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 Dublin from London here.

There are 4 ways to travel to London from Dublin including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Dublin to London, which costs on average €1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

A ferry is generally €9 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average €9 from Dublin to London.

A ferry journey is usually €260 less than a journey to London by plane, which costs on average €260 for the same trip.

A ferry is about €2 less than a train, which costs on average €2 for this trip.

The quickest way to travel from Dublin to London is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

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

  • Most travellers board their plane from Dublin Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.

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

  • You can go to London from Dublin by plane with Ryanair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for €260 with Ryanair from Dublin to London on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available between Dublin and London with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights with Ryanair, British Airways, Aer Lingus or BA Cityflyer.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Dublin to London.

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 planning your trip to London from Dublin, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average €9 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average €260 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost €1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average €2 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to London from Dublin online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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