Flights from Dublin to London

Dublin to London

  • 4 airlines fly direct from Dublin to London
  • The average flight time from Dublin to London is 1h 10min
  • £35 was the cheapest return price from Dublin to London last month
  • London is served by 6 airports. These are London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Southend, London Stansted.
  • The most popular airline flying from Dublin to London last month was Aer Lingus
  • Dublin to London is 292 miles
  • There are 393 flights a week from Dublin to London

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Flights from Dublin to London

This information is correct as of August 2015

Airlines that fly from Dublin to London

Direct flights from Dublin to London are available from a number of airlines to the five London Airports. Aer Lingus fly to London Gatwick and London Heathrow, British Airways fly to London Heathrow and London City, CityJet fly to London City, and Ryanair fly to Luton and Stansted.

Terminal Information

Dublin Airport

Passengers travelling with British Airways, CityJet or Ryanair will depart from Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport. Passengers travelling with Aer Lingus will depart from Terminal 2.

For all passengers, it is recommended that you arrive at least 90 minutes before your scheduled flight departure time. You should also add on an extra 30 minutes if you’re planning to park a car at the airport.

At Terminal 1 passengers will find a range of facilities. Shops include Dixons, Boots, WHSmith, Sunglass Hut and Jo Malone. Food and drink can be found at Starbucks, Burger King or The Flaming Stone Restaurant.

At Terminal 2 there’s The Slaney Bar, Burger King and Harvest Market Café. Passengers can also stock up on holiday essentials at Dixons, WH Smith and The Pure Pharmacy.

London Heathrow Airport

Both Aer Lingus and British Airways flights from Dublin arrive to Terminal 2 at London Heathrow. The airport is just 15 miles west of central London.

Passengers will find a WHSmith, a Boots and a Duty Free shop as they enter the arrivals hall. There’s also car rental desks from Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise and Budget.

Passengers can also choose to travel to the city centre via the Heathrow Express train departing for London Paddington every 15 minutes and taking 15 minutes, the Heathrow Connect train which takes a little longer, or a selection of local buses.

London Gatwick Airport

Aer Lingus flights arrive to Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal. The airport is around 30 miles south of central London.

In the arrivals hall there are a number of shops, cafes and a currency exchange. Passengers will find car rental desks and public transport options just outside the terminal.

For passengers choosing to hire a car, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Sixt, National, Alamo, Enterprise and Budget all have offices at the airport. Passengers can also choose to take the Gatwick Express into the city centre. It departs for London Victoria every 15 minutes and takes 30 minutes to reach its destination. There are cheaper, slower train routes too along with National Express coaches and local bus services to choose from.

London City Airport

There is just one terminal at London City Airport. Located in London city centre, passengers can get from the airport to their final destination by either the Docklands Light Railway, the Underground or by taxi.

London Luton Airport

Luton Airport is 30 miles north of London city centre. There are car hire offices at the airport, accessed by a short shuttle ride to the car hire centre. Avis, Budget, Europcar, National, Alamo, Hertz and Enterprise all have desks there.

National Express and easyBus offer regular shuttles between Luton Airport and London city centre. The airport is also connected to Luton Airport Parkway rail station by shuttle bus. The train station provides regular routes into London city centre.

London Stansted Airport

There is one terminal at Stansted Airport, which is 30 miles north east of central London. In the arrivals hall passengers will find car rental offices for National, Sixt, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Europcar and Avis.

There are a number of public transport options for passengers travelling to the city centre. National Express coaches leave for London Victoria every 15 minutes, a Terravision coach travels to London Liverpool Street every 30 minutes and the Stansted Express train leaves every 15 minutes, taking around 50 minutes to reach London Liverpool Street.

Practical Information

Because the UK and Ireland are part of the Common Travel Area, you don’t need a passport to travel. However, if you don’t take a passport, you will need some other form of photographic identification. Check with your airline to see which forms of ID they accept.

What to Expect in London

London is expensive when compared with Dublin. It’s likely that a mid-range meal for two will set you back around £50 and a bottle of beer around £4. However, temperatures in London are generally a few degrees higher than those in Dublin.

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