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Cardiff to Dublin

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5 suggested routes to go from Cardiff to Dublin by flight, ferry, train, car, bus

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How to go from Cardiff to Dublin ?

Trip Cardiff Dublin

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, ferry, bus, train
Distance183 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Cardiff to Dublin and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Cardiff Dublin? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

Thanks to your multimodal search engine Vivanoda, you'll find on the same site all fares for buses, carpooling, trains, ferries and flights to get to Dublin. Fill in the date of your trip to Dublin and Vivanoda will display all the transport offers. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

To travel from Cardiff, flights, ferries, trains, carpooling or buses of Aer Lingus, National Express, Ryanair, Blablacar, Irish Ferries, Arriva Trains Wales, First Great Western and FlyBE will carry you to Dublin.

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Cardiff to Dublin bus

Travelling only by bus from Cardiff to Dublin is not possible. However, you'll be able to take other lines by ridesharing, train, boat or plane to reach your final destination Dublin.

Bus stops in Cardiff

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Cardiff at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. Finally, present your ticket to the staff of MegaBus or National Express who will allow you to put your suitcases in the trunk and then board.

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Train Cardiff to Dublin

Is Cardiff connected to Dublin with a direct train?

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Cardiff to Dublin without making any changes.

Cardiff Dublin train companies

These are the 3 railways companies that you may take during your trip to Dublin: Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry and First Great Western.
Arriva Trains Wales Cardiff DublinCrossCountry Cardiff DublinFirst Great Western Cardiff Dublin

Railway stations from Cardiff

  • Cardiff Central

Cardiff to Dublin ferries

There is no possibility to travel only by ferry for the trip to Dublin from the city of Cardiff. You have no choice than to combine your trip with another means of transport like bus, ridesharing, train and plane.

What companies operate the Cardiff Dublin ferry route?

The ferry operators Stena Line and Irish Ferries have a regular service bewteen the ports of Cardiff and Dublin.

Stena Line Cardiff DublinIrish Ferries Cardiff Dublin

Dublin ferry terminals

To continue to your trip to Dublin, take a ferry in Holyhead with Stena Line or Irish Ferries.
  • Dublin StenaLine Ferries Terminal 2

Cheap flights from Cardiff to Dublin

Here's a few tips that can be useful to help you get the best deals to fly from Cardiff to Dublin:

  • Book your Cardiff Dublin flight well in advance to get the best prices. With few exceptions, prices increase as you get closer to the departure date in order to save seats for business customers who book late and are keen to pay more.
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Dublin. Prices vary along the time depending many factors including the date and time of travel. So you'd better be able to have a 2- or 3-day flexibility to book your trip.

Which airlines operate the Cardiff to Dublin flights ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: FlyBE.
FlyBE Cardiff Dublin

Departure airport in Cardiff

  • CWL Cardiff-Wales

Destination airport in Dublin

  • DUB Dublin

Carpool from Cardiff to Dublin

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Cardiff-Dublin ride. This has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. This means that when looking for Cardiff-Dublin rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). Good option for lastminute stay in Dublin!

When you book a ride between Cardiff Dublin, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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