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Trip Cardiff Dublin

Plan your trip by train, bus, ferry, carpooling, plane from Cardiff to Dublin

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How to get from Cardiff to Dublin?

We are suggesting 18 routes by train, bus, ferry, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Cardiff Dublin. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Cardiff Dublin

For your trip from Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom) to Dublin (Ireland) with a distance of 183 mi you will be able to take 5 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, ferry, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Cardiff > Dublin will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Cardiff and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Cardiff-Wales CWL airport, 9.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Dublin (Dublin airport, IATA code: DUB) operated by FlyBE.
There is no direct crossing between Cardiff and Dublin, you will have to use another mean of transport (bus) to combine with ferry in order to complete the sea crossing Liverpool-Dublin.
You will embark at the port of Liverpool Isle of Man and Dublin Terminal at 0.9 mi from Liverpool aboard a ship of Seatruck Ferries or P&O Ferries. The ferry will dock in the port of Dublin P&O Ferries Terminal 3 at 1.9 mi from Dublin. We advise you to show up at the port of Liverpool for boarding around one or two hours before the time of departure indicated on your reservation.
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Cardiff Dublin only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Cardiff-Birmingham.
You will board a coach of MegaBus in Cardiff. The bus will drop you off at Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Cardiff bus station (0.4 mi from Cardiff) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Birmingham.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Cardiff-Liverpool will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by ferry in order to cover the entire trip.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Cardiff to Dublin without changing trains. You can take the train Cardiff-Birmingham and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains of CrossCountry to Birmingham leave from Cardiff Central railway station in Cardiff. Arrival in Birmingham will take place at Birmingham New Street station (0.4 mi from the city centre).

Which carriers to travel between Cardiff and Dublin?

Railway companies
Arriva Trains Wales provides a rail connection Cardiff-Holyhead with the train from Cardiff Central railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Holyhead at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line from Cardiff to Birmingham with the train which leaves Cardiff Central station to arrive at Birmingham New Street railway station (England United Kingdom)
First Great Western operates the train journey Cardiff-Bristol with the train from Cardiff Central railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bristol Temple Meads at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
Ferry companies
The ships of Irish Ferries ensure the maritime connection between the port of Holyhead Ferry Terminal and the one of Dublin (Dublin StenaLine Ferries Terminal 2 at 2.9 mi from the city)
The ferries of Seatruck Ferries make the crossing between Liverpool and Dublin where they serve the ports of Liverpool Birkenhead Ferry Terminal and Dublin Ferries Terminal 1 respectively 1.6 mi and 2.9 mi distant from their city centre.
The boats of Stena Line navigate on the line between the port of Holyhead Ferry Terminal and the one of Dublin (Dublin StenaLine Ferries Terminal 2 at 2.9 mi from the city)
The ships of P&O Ferries ensure the maritime connection between Liverpool and Dublin where they serve the ports of Liverpool Isle of Man and Dublin Terminal and Dublin P&O Ferries Terminal 3 respectively 0.9 mi and 1.9 mi distant from their city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Cardiff-Liverpool (134.2 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Cardiff in Cardiff and to the one of Birmingham (England United Kingdom)
National Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Cardiff (serving Cardiff bus station at 0.4 mi from centre) and the city of Liverpool where the coach will drop you off at Liverpool station situated at about 0.1 mi from Liverpool city centre.
Airlines
Aer Lingus carries out a flight from Birmingham International BHX airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Birmingham to Dublin (arrival at Dublin DUB airport)
FlyBE flies on the route from Cardiff-Wales CWL airport (located 9.3 mi from Cardiff, United Kingdom) to Dublin (serving Dublin DUB airport)
Ryanair schedules the flight from Bristol BRS airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Bristol to Dublin (arrival at Dublin DUB airport)
Eastern Airways ensures the flight route from Cardiff-Wales CWL airport (located 9.3 mi from Cardiff, United Kingdom) to Birmingham (serving Birmingham International BHX airport)

Stop cities from Cardiff or cities to visit near Dublin

When travelling from Dublin to Cardiff by plane, carpooling, ferry, bus, train, you might have to change at Bristol located at 26 mi from Cardiff, Birmingham 88 mi away from Cardiff, Liverpool situated at 134 mi from Cardiff and at approximately 136 mi from Dublin, Manchester located at 144 mi from Cardiff, Holyhead 141 mi away from Cardiff and situated at 68 mi from Dublin (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Dublin or back to Cardiff, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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