You can go cheaply and easily from London to Dublin by coach using the National Express Eurolines service from London’s Victoria Coach Station to the Busáras Bus Station in central Dublin. It’s an overnight coach service using the Dublin ferry from Holyhead, so you mustn’t mind having to sleep (or not) on the coach, and then catch the ferry in the middle of the night.
Journey Time to
Dublin by Coach from London
At the time of writing, National Express Eurolines has one overnight coach service which leaves London in the early evening and arrives in Dublin early the following morning, with a total journey time of just over 12 hours. The coach goes via Oxford and Birmingham to Holyhead, to catch the overnight ferry, currently timed at 1.30am.
Bus Tickets in Advance
Bookings can be made on the National Express Eurolines website, which sometimes offers discounts on tickets and cheap bus fares through sales. The current one-way fare is just over £40, though note that you can sometimes get a cheaper fare by booking the ferry direct with the ferry company, Stena Line, whose economy fare at the time of writing is slightly cheaper than Eurolines.
From London to
Dublin… and Beyond
If your final destination is elsewhere in Ireland, then check the timetables for an onward bus connection from Dublin. At the moment, for example, Stena Line will book you a ticket right through to Galway, by catching a connecting bus at the Dublin bus station.
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