Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to the United Kingdom
Visitors from Ireland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to United Kingdom.
Mandatory passenger locator form
Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.
Managed quarantine package for Scotland
All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.
COVID-19 testing package
All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to United Kingdom: most visitors from Ireland may enter United Kingdom but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Most visitors from Ireland need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter United Kingdom.
Read more about travel restrictions for United Kingdom
Visitors from Ireland are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
Ryanair, British Airways and Aer Lingus have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to the United Kingdom. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights to the United Kingdom.
An average direct flight from Ireland to the United Kingdom takes 5h 13m, covering a distance of 455 km. The most popular route is Dublin - London with an average flight time of 1h 15m.
The cheapest ticket to the United Kingdom from Ireland found in the last 72 hours was €9 one-way, and €20 round-trip. The most popular route is Dublin to London Heathrow and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was €56.
Ryanair, British Airways & Aer Lingus fly the most frequently from Ireland to the United Kingdom.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is London (67% of total searches to the United Kingdom). The next most popular destinations are Edinburgh (6%) and Birmingham (5%). Searches for flights to Manchester (5%), to Liverpool (2%) and to Belfast (2%) are also popular.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "quick entry - but it was not a full flight!"
Pros: "The pilots gave details of flying conditions and landing conditions. Flight was smooth and on time"
Pros: "Crew was great and movie selection was good. And the food was also good"
Cons: "It was all good!"
Cons: "Lost my luggage"
Pros: "Crew was very nice and no surprises while boarding at the gate"
Cons: "You had to pay for snacks or water"
Pros: "Efficient crew on board"
Cons: "Long lines, late plane, could have started with two ticket people instead of one since plane was already late. Friendly crew though"
Pros: "Very good crew. Friendly. Smiling. Helpful. Short flight. 50 min."
Pros: "Crew very friendly. Decent leg room in economy"
Cons: "no communication and a few apologies6"
Cons: "Tough time. British airways wasn’t very helpful. Once our gate was changed no one told us or gave new boarding pass. We did have 7 hours to figure it out. But a clue where to go would have been nice. Missed my connection. Shuttle and hotel was a mess. Got a few hours of sleep outside the airport. Maybe I’ll get to Los Angeles soon."
Cons: "Could you refund me 50.00 as your price included bag price but when directed to book I had to add on bags for a further 50.00 and because of this they wouldn’t let me get on an earlier flight on my return email@example.com or 07799411994 for response"
Pros: "Fruebdjf, courteous and good food."
Pros: "Overall it was fine. Friendly staff, everything pretty efficient."
Cons: "Truly disappointed to find that BA has decided to charge for ANY beverage whatsoever, even tea. I have such fond memories of flying BA years ago. My husband and I so enjoyed the disposable plastic blue teacups that we brought them home with us and still use them as kitchen scoops all these years later. I know that may seem silly, but even without that nostalgic memory, it just feels SUPER unpleasant to have to pay for the basic (non-alcoholic) beverage service. Honestly, just charge a few bucks extra on the ticket in the first place."
Pros: "Polite crew"
Cons: "Waiting for an hour to disembark"
Pros: "The staff was nice"
Cons: "You've got to pay for a can of ginger ale now? When did British Airways become a budget airline? What a joke. The plain is an old outfitting with flip down screens and whatnot. It's not like we need these things for shorter fights, but why would anyone pay more to fly a nicer airline if you're treated like you're on Ryan Air?"
Pros: "Great flight"
Pros: "Gate agents good. Same with cabin crew"
Cons: "No AC charging. Legroom in business was tight"
Pros: "I appreciated the brand new seats on the aircraft which were quite comfortable, and the friendly crew who actually were nice enough to have a conversation with. Enjoyed the Marks and Spencer’s food too."
Cons: "The boarding at Dublin airport was not great, masses of crowds from every displaced flight due to snow (not all British Airways, many other airlines adding to the crowd). Was not awful but not fun."
Pros: "Great service as always"
Cons: "The only complaint I have is our bags getting lost twice. I’m very understanding that these things happen. But for it to happen twice seems like people might be careless to the problem."
Pros: "The flight attendants were great, helpful and polite. The food was delicious and there was planty leg room. A great airline to fly with and I'd highly recommend them."
Cons: "Nothing, all was great."
Pros: "Great staff, ultra professional"
Pros: "Finally getting to my destination 3 hours late."
Cons: "Issues with check-in, flight delayed multiple times, gate changes multiple times, non communication from attendants."
Cons: "Small plane"
Cons: "The change of seats with the motove of keeping balance on the plane"
Cons: "I am 6'3" and I cannot find sufficient leg room. The answer is paying additional for seats with extra leg room, is no answer at all. The answer is quit jamming more seats in to a ever shrinking cabin."
Pros: "This was a BA codeshare but operated by AerLingus,supposedly a 4* airline."
Cons: "So called 4*"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "No complementary drink or snack on flight and no entertainment system available...they said it was because of a short flight. You could buy drinks though of course....."
Pros: "On-time arrival"
Cons: "Seating was very packed"
Pros: "All staff were very helpful and polite"
Cons: "This flight was delayed. When it came to boarding my husband who needs special assistance was first taken to board first but then had to be brought back as refuelling was not done and was then last on board. When we arrived at Heathrow his special assistance was not there and we had to wait for about 10/15 minutes. It is stressful traveling with someone who needs help and even worse when there are delays. We were advised that we could leave the aircraft which we did but we were left waiting in an area without any toilets which is a problem for him"
Cons: "No wifi. No tvs. 1985 just called and they want their no entertainment airplane back. This is 2017.... get with the program!"
Cons: "Both legs were late. Outgoing was significantly late. Surprise charge of 75 euros to check a bag. Almost as much as a seat."
Pros: "Attendance were friendly and helpful and courteous. The plane was clean and we arrived ahead of schedule."
Cons: "No food, and no entertainment. An older airplane"
Pros: "Replacement flight was fine"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and I was not automatically re-booked, luggage lost and not delivered despite repeated effort to reclaim it. Aer Lingus hold time on the phone was over an hour and attendants were unhelpful (said my flight wasn't cancelled in their system even though I received an email that it was - which ended up being true)"
Pros: "Comfortable seating"
Cons: "No beverage service."
Cons: "No complimentary drink or snack, how come?"
Cons: "We are really upset that Aer Lingus and/or Bitish Airways lost our baggeage! All our clothes, toiletries, medicine, and other personal belongings are MIA and we want these two airlines to work together and expedite finding and tertuning our luggage."
Pros: "British Airways offered me a direct flight from Dublin to Philadelphia on their sister carrier American Airlines."
Pros: "Short flight but thought there would be beverage service????"
Cons: "Rude at check in. Late taking off."
Pros: "Great meals, entertainment options, and service. Perfect landing of the 747 as well."
Cons: "Not the fault of British Airways, but Denver International Airport has a cumbersome and lengthy process for the re-entry of U.S. Citizens. We stood in two different lines for over an hour to be screened for customs."
Pros: "swift boarding allowed for an earlier departure and arrival 30min ahead of scheduled time"
Cons: "I waited 30min at the priority check in queue while being first in line this whole time. There was only one counter open for normal check in and one for priority when I arrived and after 20min waiting, the priority counter closed completely and there was just one counter open remaining, with just 10-15min before the check in closed. We had to wait another 10min to be able to check in our luggage! On arrival, luggage took 45min to just start delivering, completely wiping out the 30min arrival ahead of schedule."
Cons: "The sign said it would board by rows but they did general call and it was ridiculous on a flight this large. Nothing"
Pros: "Staff was cheerful"
Pros: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "Small seats."
Cons: "they lost all our luggage"
Cons: "We were late taking off due to the airport and plane not sharing passenger data, and then forced to delay exiting the plane and then forced to sit on a bus rather than enter the terminal."
Pros: "Boarding was fast and efficient, friendly crew, on time!"
Pros: "Very quick. Great service"
Pros: "Staff on Ryanair always pleasant and good good, flight smooth and always on time"
Cons: "Nothing about this Flught I didn’t like"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and we got into EDI very late."
Pros: "I slept as soon as I found my seat - as did Mr. (very) Longleg next to me. Could not lean back, but never mind, it was a short flight."
Cons: "taking a cheap flight - take it or leave it. I'll do it again."
Pros: "Although flight was late they made up time pretty well"
Cons: "Flight to and from Carcassonne is rarely on time"
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 30 minutes at least Seats very uncomfortable No water offered only drinks for purchase"
Pros: "Decent enough flight, seats comfortable enough for short haul wouldn’t want to go long haul on the same seats, good selection of onboard snacks"
Cons: "Flight was half hour late, priority seats should be reserved for the first seats on the plane rather than scattered all over the plane, suitcases shouldnt be allowed on board they take up too much space for anyone else and slow down the boarding of the plane as people attempt to haul them up the stairs, some staff could be more polite and less abrupt and some could attempt to speak louder and clearer"
Cons: "Crew at baggage drop/departure gate seemed that they didn't want to be there and they were not very pleasant to the people boarding. Ryan Air had changed their baggage policy after we booked. Originally allowed one carry on and one personal bag. Now you have to purchase priority to take both"
Pros: "We had an emergency exit seat with extra leg room."
Cons: "Check in, delays, late arrival, luggage pick up too slow."
Pros: "I like the staff - they were kind and helpful"
Cons: "I didn’t like how you had to pay for food and there was not a comfortable position in the seats"
Cons: "Delayed for over an hour with no announcement or reasons given."
Pros: "The flight was fine. The online check in was not able to be completed on m iPhone 8 making it very difficult to find a way to complete and get our boarding passes printed ..... their baggage policy was also very unclear and upon check in we learned that ... for our 1.25 hour flight, we had to pay an additional 80 Euro to check our 2 bags ( one each)! I learn lessons every time I travel! Today’s lesson is NEVER AGAIN Ryanair!"
Cons: "The almost two hr delay sitting on the plane then having to change planes."
Pros: "Crew was friendly! Aircraft was very clean and the flight was on time!"
Pros: "We had a very short flight from Dublin to Edinburgh and everything was good"
Cons: "No tv or entertainment"
Cons: "They didnt took care for me reach my destination. Even After they they new that was ryanair mistake."
Pros: "The price makes it very inviting to fly Ryanair. I misunderstood the need to electronically check in before I arrived at the airport but was helped, very courteously, by the ticket agent."
Cons: "Any food or beverage was for a fee. It was a short flight and midday so it wasn't a problem for me but under different circumstances it could be."
Cons: "Everything else. Delayed hrs. Filthy. Very shaky and unstable and my checked bag came out soaking wet!"
Pros: "Grew was nice, professional"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. I missed my business meeting"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Nothing free, not even a cup of water"
Pros: "low fares /on time"
Cons: "small seat / hard to get on to their web site to pay for luggage and check in"
Cons: "Our flight was significantly delayed and we as passengers received zero communication about time of delay and when we were expecting to depart. The lack of communication was frustrating"
Cons: "The seats were very small and my middle seat's foam was flat enough that I felt like I was sitting on a metal bar."
Pros: "staff in Dublin"
Cons: "Not Ryanair fault but it took over an hour to get our luggage at Edinburgh - no exaggerationas it took 75 min. Baggage staff said they were understaffed"
Cons: "They didn't have record that I had paid for extra luggage for my party of 7. Luckily, I had my paperwork so I was able to finally get my luggage on without paying again. The flight bordered 40 minutes late and then sat on the runway for an hour. They was never an announcement as to why. My mother is in a wheelchair. They didn't let her pre-board, and then put her wheelchair through with the luggage. She had to get to the luggage carousel without it. They told her to just walk. Luckily, she can walk a little with help. Yikes, if she was totally disabled."
Cons: "Bum-rush for boarding; "final call" for boarding happening more than 30 minutes before flight was due to leave."
Cons: "Ryanair is really pretty bad at the customer one on one model. They DO NOT WANT TO HELP AT ALL !! it just seems to me if you are in customer service you should understand that people who travel from other countries are helping with your economy,YOUR JOB, If you don't fit the model move on,find something else to do in your life. Don't make me feel like I owe you,really you owe me a easy time getting through all the troubles of your airline.If some one from the airline reads this you should play under cover and see what i mean ,act as a person who needs help,does not understand your accent .you just really are bad !!"
Pros: "I didn't really have anything positive to say about Ryanair"
Cons: "The fact that a carry on on any other airline would be free except with Ryanair! Be prepared to pay extra for your carry on!"
Pros: "The flight was A-okay, but the experience leading up to it was not."
Cons: "First of all, the website is laid out in such a way that it's easy to make unnessasarry additional purchases. We ended up purchasing seats at the very back of the plane. We were unable to print our boarding tickets prior to checking in at the airport and after waiting in line for help, were directed to self help computers that we had to pay-to-use. These were not working and after lining up for help several more times (to get change to pump into the computers etc...) and sending off a 'chat help request we finally left and got a different clerk. While this second clerk was telling us we'd have to pay for her help, someone else overheard our challenges and took over from the clerk, printed our boarding tickets at no further charge and got us on our way. While we certainly appreciate the service at the end, it should never have come to that."
Cons: "Terrible customer service. Rude people working."
Pros: "Price and noticable improvement from ryan air"
Cons: "Real value for money"
Cons: "Cattle car approach. Cost saving is commendable. Charging for EVERYTHING is not."
Pros: "Inexpensive, easy boarding, arrived early."
Cons: "They tried to sell us stuff (perfumes, etc.) the entire flight. It was like watching home shopping network for the entire flight. This may be a European thing, I'm not sure."
Pros: "Great price and convenient . On time"
Cons: "Tight quarters"
Pros: "The flight was smooth and the great was friendly"
Cons: "We lined up at gate 109 to board then they changed the gate to 104 the last minute."
Pros: "In the US, on a quick flight like that you would be lucky to get soft drinks. They sold snacks cappuccino and all the items in the catalog like Bose headphones! Impressed. They only took pounds or credit card. Having only euro and dollars, I used cc but for done reason they only take European credit cards?! They accommodated me though and took euro."
Cons: "Baggage took forever to come out. I paid for priority boarding but they put me in other boarding so I was split up from my friend. We were 30 min late so everyone was standing in line - need boarding groups to call."
Cons: "High prices for poor food with NOTHING for vegetarians (I've been told veggie selections ended up...?!?)"
Pros: "The whole process went smoothly"
Cons: "Temperature changes very contrasting. Ok in terminal, boiling hot waiting on staiwell, cool walk to plane."
Pros: "It was short so there wasn't much to do, no screens or anything but that was fine. I thought it was great."
Cons: "I think it was a bit overcrowded. There wasn't a lot of space for people and some had to put their bags at the back of the plane."
Cons: "Over 1 hour delay! Really terrible"
Pros: "Flight attendants look and act with great professionalism. Boarding line was orderly, which doesn't always occur."
Cons: "I had just flown in on another Ryanair flight where I had stored my roll-on in the overhead bin. For the next leg the gate agent said my bag must fit in the "If it fits your bag flies free" container. It did not fit and he ignored my observation that it had fit in the bin just 30 minutes prior (identical planes Boeing 737 800). He charged me 50 Euros, delayed boarding, but remained courteous throughout. My complaint is that the unequal sizes of overhead bins and size-gauge allows for caprice and introduces tension between customer and agent. He was within his guidelines but many bags were allowed on that would not have fit. So does the company wish to continue a practice that alienates customers and places extra stress on gate agents? I'll never fly Ryanair until they eliminate this shell game."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Couldn't understand over the loud speaker.. Boarding was awful-waiting standing. Touch down was scary"
Pros: "A couple baggage check attendents let us use the business line to check our baggage because no one was in that linr"
Cons: "We got hammered with fees for not printing our boarding passes and prechecling our luggage. Not just the usual, got to pay for thr service but a substantial charge for not doing it ahead of time. The flight attendants were a little cool, no snacks at all, $3 for a bottle of water, otherwise no drinks. Ryanair had low fares but nickels and dimes you to offset that low cost ticket."
Cons: "Our backpacks cost as much as our tickets. I probably will use them again, though."
Pros: "It was amusing to see flight attendants peddle wares ranging from fragrances to scratch off lottery tickets. It definitely made flying Ryanair a memorable experience."
Cons: "There was never a dull moment on board, absolutely loved i! Long live free-market enterprise!"
Pros: "Nothing, plane was old and dirty."
Cons: "I was travelling for two days and arrived in Dublin to check in and had to pay 240 Euros between my friend and I for checking in at the airport and 4 bags. Absolute rip off and will never fly Ryan Air again. The flight cost 160 Euros, and my check in and bag fees were 80 Euros more. First company to charge for not checking in two hour prior online. Give me a break!"
Cons: "Unruly Irish football fans. Loud, obnoxious. When we landed in LGW 10 stood up to exit while the plane was still moving. Delayed exit."
Pros: "They should bring their service to the United States. I enjoyed it and the $499 savings over top named carriers"
Pros: "For the price, everything went well. We paid a lot for baggage and it had to be under 40 pounds but it all worked out. The flight was almost an hour delayed but the flight itself was fine."
Airlines flying to the United Kingdom have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to the United Kingdom
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to the United Kingdom
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to the United Kingdom
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to the United Kingdom
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to the United Kingdom