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Glasgow to Dublin drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days


Glasgow to Dublin road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Glasgow to Dublin. If you're planning a road trip to Dublin, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Glasgow
drive for about 46 minutes

11:46 am  Ayr (Scotland)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:46 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:55 pm  Cairnryan
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:55 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:55 pm  Larne
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Larne
drive for about 47 minutes

10:47 am  Hilden Brewing Company
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:47 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:49 pm  Carlingford
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:49 pm
drive for about 52 minutes

2:41 pm  Newgrange
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:41 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

4:27 pm  arrive in Dublin
stay at O'Donoghue's Pub

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Glasgow, United Kingdom.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Ayr (Scotland)  (2 answers)
    questions about Ayr (Scotland):
        Mining villages near Ayre, Scotland
Cairnryan
Larne
Hilden Brewing Company
Carlingford
Newgrange  (8 mentions)




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Dublin, Ireland.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



Where's the best place to stay in Dublin?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Dublin.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out O'Donoghue's Pub, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Clontarf Castle Hotel  (2 mentions)
Avalon House  (2 mentions)
Ireland's Blue Book  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Dublin? Click the blue button below.





Where's the best place to eat in Dublin?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Palace Bar, which was mentioned 8 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Mulligan's  (6 mentions)
Gravity Bar  (4 mentions)
The Pig's Ear  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Dublin? Click the blue button below.





What are some things to do in Dublin?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Guinness Storehouse  (19 mentions)
Howth  (16 mentions)
Trinity College  (14 mentions)
Kilmainham Gaol  (12 mentions)
Dublin Castle  (12 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Dublin. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Théo from Bordeaux asked:
Is Dublin a nice place to live for a foreign student?  (10 answers)

profile  Heather from Levittown asked:
Car rental in Dublin  (10 answers)

profile  Babak from Tehran, Iran asked:
Where to stay and what to do in Dublin?  (9 answers)

profile  Emily from Chicago asked:
Best time of year to visit Dublin, Ireland?  (9 answers)

profile  Adriana from Miami asked:
Two days in Ireland  (7 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Dublin.





Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Dublin to Glasgow drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Glasgow to Dublin. Or get a full Glasgow to Dublin flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Glasgow well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Glasgow!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 248 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 22 minutes
30 Glasgow travel answers
2 Ayr (Scotland) travel answers
1 Cairnryan travel answer
1 Larne travel answer
1 Carlingford travel answer
219 Dublin travel answers





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