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Manchester to Dublin

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2 suggested routes to go from Manchester to Dublin by flight, ferry, train, car, bus

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How to go from Manchester to Dublin ?

Trip Manchester Dublin

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, ferry, bus, train
Distance166 mi
Direct lineYes

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Manchester to Dublin? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling, ferries, flights and trains in a single search. Simply enter your travel date to Dublin and Vivanoda does the rest. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

To reach your destination from Manchester, you will travel with East Midlands Trains, Ryanair, Aer Lingus, P&O Ferries, Blablacar, National Express, Seatruck Ferries or Northern Rail by buses, carpooling, trains, ferries or flights.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Manchester to Dublin bus

Unfortunately you will not be able to travel from Manchester Dublin only by coach. You will have to take other means of transport: ridesharing, train, boat and plane.

Bus stops in Manchester

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Manchester at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of National Express or MegaBus and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • Manchester

Train Manchester to Dublin

Is Manchester connected to Dublin with a direct train?

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

Manchester Dublin train companies

These are the 3 railways companies that you may take during your trip to Dublin: East Midlands Trains, First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail.
East Midlands Trains Manchester DublinFirst TransPennine Express Manchester DublinNorthern Rail Manchester Dublin

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester to Dublin ferries

Using only the ferry to travel between these two cities (Manchester and Dublin) is not feasible. Change modes of transport and use coach, carpooling, rail or flight in combination with the ferry.

Which are the ferry companies sailing between Manchester and Dublin?

P&O Ferries and Seatruck Ferries are the carriers that allow you to travel by ferry between the cities of Manchester and Dublin.

P&O Ferries Manchester DublinSeatruck Ferries Manchester Dublin

Dublin ferry terminals

To continue to your trip to Dublin, take a ferry in Liverpool with P&O Ferries or Seatruck Ferries.
  • Dublin P&O Ferries Terminal 3
  • Dublin Ferries Terminal 1

Cheap flights from Manchester to Dublin

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

  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the Manchester Dublin flight as prices should be very high. 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.
  • Prefer flying to Dublin on a weekday (Monday to Thursday) and be flexible. 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 Manchester to Dublin flights ?

Ryanair and Aer Lingus carry out a direct flight from Manchester to the airport of Dublin, Ireland.
Ryanair Manchester DublinAer Lingus Manchester Dublin

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Arrival airport in Dublin

  • DUB Dublin

Carpool from Manchester to Dublin

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Manchester-Dublin car journeys with others. Instead of driving alone the car from Manchester to Dublin, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. This means that when looking for Manchester-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!

Before you book your Manchester-Dublin ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. To avoid any money chats with the drivers, you pay your ride online.

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