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Travel Information to Dublin from London

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • €11 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 286 miles (461 km) by flight to Dublin from London. Ryanair is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct flight from London to Dublin.

General Information about the journey from London to Dublin

Flying is the easiest way to travel from London to Dublin, although there are also bus and train connections. If you choose to take a train journey, you can leave London in the morning and arrive in late afternoon. Flying is far quicker, with a jour//www.omio.co.uk/semantic/connection_page_nt.co:uk.380553.384349ney time of only an hour between the two capital cities. The slowest form of transport will be buses, but this can work out cheapest if travellers book in advance. Most coaches and trains depart from a single location - either Euston or Victoria - while flights depart from all of London's major regional airports, including Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow.

Buses from London to Dublin

Buses depart from London Victoria Coach Station and travel to the centre of Dublin. The major operators on the route are National Express and Megabus, which provide a daily overnight service. Both companies make the journey in about 12 hours and each journey is broken up by a ferry journey between Holyhead and Rosslare.

Trains from London to Dublin

Train services depart from Euston Station and arrive at Dublin's Connolly Station, via the Europort at Rosslare. Virgin Trains provide a daily service between the two cities, leaving in the morning. The journey takes about 10 hours and requires a ferry journey from Holyhead to the Europort.

Flights from London to Dublin

Flights depart from all of London's major airports - including Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow. Airlines making the journey include Aer Lingus, British Airways and Ryanair. All of them take about 1 hour 20 minutes, arriving at Shannon Airport. Flights leave every hour throughout the week, and all planes travel directly.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Dublin

Travel to Dublin 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 London to Dublin.

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

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

Can I enter Ireland if coming from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Dublin, Ireland due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Ireland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22; 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 to Dublin from London.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to London, United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from Ireland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to London from Dublin restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

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

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 1/26/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Dublin closer to your date of departure here.

What are my London to Dublin travel options?

Getting from London to Dublin includes taking a flight.

What is the fastest way to Dublin from London?

The fastest way to travel between London and Dublin is by flight, which requires on average 1 h 15 min   of travel time.

How far is it from London to Dublin?

You should expect to travel around 286 miles (461 km) from London to Dublin.

When going from London to Dublin, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Dublin?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Dublin:

  • Flights mostly depart from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Dublin Airport.

Which travel companies can get me from London to Dublin?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Dublin, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with Ryanair to go to Dublin by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Ryanair London to Dublin tickets on Omio for €11.

Can I travel directly from London to Dublin?

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

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

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Dublin from London?

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

When should I purchase a ticket between London and Dublin online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from London to Dublin, 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 plane ticket for this journey is on average €11 one way.

But we recommend booking London to Dublin 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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