Flights from London to Dublin

London to Dublin

  • £36 was the cheapest return price from London to Dublin last month
  • London to Dublin is 292 miles
  • The average flight time from London to Dublin is 1h 5min
  • 4 airlines fly direct from London to Dublin
  • There are 385 flights a week from London to Dublin
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Dublin last month was Aer Lingus

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Flights from London to Dublin

This information is correct as of May 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Dublin

Four airlines currently fly to Dublin from London: Aer Lingus from Heathrow and Gatwick; Ryanair from Gatwick, Luton, and Stansted; British Airways from Heathrow and London City; and CityJet from London City.

Terminal Information - Departing

London City only has one terminal, so you’re unlikely to get lost looking for your flight. This airport is mostly used by business travellers, and has a ‘quiet airport policy.’ This means there are no announcements, so keep a close eye on the departure boards. There are a couple of standard shops to browse, and free Wi-Fi if you need to catch up on your emails before boarding.

Flights to Dublin from Gatwick depart from the South Terminal. This is also where the Gatwick Express arrives at the airport. The National Express and easyBus coaches stop at both the North and South terminals, so pay close attention before disembarking. The South Terminal has a huge range of shops and restaurants, so if you arrive early you’ll find plenty to keep yourself occupied.

Flights to Dublin from Heathrow usually leave from Terminal 5. The terminal is an extra stop on the Heathrow Express and on the Piccadilly Line. The terminal has plenty in the way of luxury shopping, and has some fantastic restaurants: including Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food.

Luton Airport only has one terminal. Free Wi-Fi is available, and there are plenty of shops covering everything from jewellery and beauty to tech and fashion. There’s even a nail bar if you want to treat yourself to a mini-manicure before you fly.

Stansted has one terminal, with a great range of shopping and dining. There are plenty of places to relax and wait for your flight: whether you want to enjoy a classy meal at James Martin’s Kitchen or simply indulge in a glass of bubbles at the Halo Fizz Bar.

Terminal Information - Arriving

British Airways, Ryanair, and Cityjet flights usually arrive in Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1. Aer Lingus flights arrive in Terminal 2. Taxi ranks are available outside both terminals. The bus stops are shared by both terminals, so just follow the signs to the common area if you’re using public transport.

Practical Information

Ireland and the UK are both members of the Common Travel Zone. Technically you don’t need to bring your passport with you (photographic ID such as your driving license will do) but some airlines (such as Ryanair) have strict policies and still ask you to bring your passport.

We recommend arriving at the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight is scheduled to depart. Give yourself extra time if you’re checking in luggage, if you’re travelling during rush hour, or if you’re travelling on a weekend or school holiday.

What to expect in Dublin

The Euro is currently weak against the pound, so your money will go further in Dublin. Prices are generally lower too: you can expect to pay about 12% less for dinner, and 16% less on consumer goods. During the summer the weather in Dublin is likely to be a few degrees chillier than in London, and during the winter it’s likely to be rainier. Pack accordingly.

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