Dublin to London... London to Amsterdam

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1. Posted by bigbaddp (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys, me and a couple buddies are leaving for Dublin in a few days and but don't have a flight to our next destination which is London.

Anyways, I was wondering if you could recommend the cheapest/fastest way to get to London from Dublin, whether its ferry, train or whatever.

Also, while I'm at it from London we're off to Amsterdam, and once again don't have a flight, so same question for that leg of the journey.

I appreciate this so much, we're leaving in a few days so anything will help.


2. Posted by bigbaddp (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

alright, got london-amsterdam squared away, but still wondering about Dublin-London.. thanks

3. Posted by will13 (Full Member 73 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

ryanair or easy jet....check for flights there.

or try www.skyscanner.net

I also think there is a ferry between Ireland and the UK so you could take that plus trains/bus?

4. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3548 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Theres a ferry between Dublin & Holyhead in Wales STENALINE will give you price details a foot passenger should be around 30 euro one way l should think. You will then have to get trains/buses to get to London - this will take some time and eat into your journey!


These guys are a few of the ones lve found who fly between Dublin and the major London Airports.

There is an airbus that travels from the city centre out to the airport and then on up to Belfast - from Belfast International Easyjet fly into London and from Belfast City Air Berlin fly into London also BUT you are having to travel by bus maybe 3-4 hours dependent on traffic to get up North to Belfast - l would stick with the ones l have listed!

Good luck!


5. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


Purdy listed the cheapest websites to get to London to Dublin, but if you log onto Ryanair you can get unbelievably cheap flights for the next couple of days, I got a return flight to Liverpool yesterday for €20! _ i would pay more than that for a taxi into town. You could also try to get your ticket to Amsterdam through them too, book in advance and you can get the same type of prices

Ryanair don't fly into heathrow thought but they do go to stansted & also sell tickets for the stansted express on the plane.

6. Posted by bigbaddp (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey, thanks for all the help... i have just one more inquiry. Just how difficult/ how long does it take to get from Holyhead to London? It appears to be my cheapest option since flights for that Friday appear to be borderline outrageous... any info/suggestions would be a huge help. Thanks!


7. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

It'll be at least 4 hours at the minimum from London to Holyhead. There may be a superfast train that can cut the time somewhat but chances are it'll be pretty expensive.

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3548 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Ive never travelled it but if you are looking into train details you can check this website NATIONAL RAIL and it should give you some idea of costs. Or if you check with the ferry company they maybe able to give you an idea - or even a combined ticket perhaps?

Good luck

9. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I did Dublin to London about 10 years ago with exactly that ferry (via Holyhead) - I caught the last ferry out of Dublin and then got on a night train to London. Took about 12 hours including time where the train just sat on the track waiting for the engine to arrive. I don't remember much of it, I had a high fever and pneumonia at that time, only that we had to change in the middle of the night in Birmingham to another train coming down from Scotland. I was in London around 7 am and my bus left for Germany at 1 pm. I did some gift shopping in London and then was on the go again.

This option is definitely much more expensive than you might think - unless you can get some cheap fares with National Express (the bus company in the UK) you'll definitely pay an arm and a leg for the train ticket. Look for buses going from Liverpool or Birmingham to London.



National Express seems to run a service within the Eurolines network from Dublin to London. THere are about 6 buses each day, the best seem to be leaving at 7:45 and 20:15. There are promotional fares from 15 GBP on available. Travel time is about 12-17 hrs, the 20:15 bus arrives in London the next morning.

See www.eurolines.com and www.buseireann.ie for this service.

[ Edit: Edited on May 31, 2007, at 1:17 AM by t_maia ]