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 Dec 04 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:55AMDublin Airport1h30 10:25AMLondon Gatwick Airport
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06:35AMDublin Airport1h20 07:55AMLondon Stansted Airport
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06:30AMDublin Airport1h25 07:55AMLondon Gatwick Airport
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08:20AMDublin Airport1h20 09:40AMLondon Stansted Airport
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07:05AMDublin Airport1h35 08:40AMLondon Heathrow Airport
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Travel Information from Dublin to London

distanceDistance461 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€2 - €12
fastestFastest modeFlight • €12 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 461 km from Dublin to London. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip 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 Tips: 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: Unrestricted.

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Ireland?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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 11/6/22; 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 restriction level for your return to Dublin, Ireland from United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Dublin from London restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Dublin from London?

Conditions of reentry into Ireland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

You should observe these safety measures in Ireland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Ireland was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Dublin from London closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel between Dublin and London 4 different ways: coach, ferry, flight or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Dublin to London, which costs on average €2.

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

A train is generally €6 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average €8 from Dublin to London.

A train is €10 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Dublin to London costing on average €12.

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 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 €12 with Ryanair from Dublin to London on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Dublin to London with the following travel companies:

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

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 buy tickets for this trip.

Omio customers who travel from Dublin to London often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between London and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Dublin to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average €8 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average €12 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average €2 one way.

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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