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Overview: Train from Dublin to London

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast

Trains from Dublin to London cover the 286 miles (461 km) long route with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. There are direct train services available.

Trains from Dublin to London

Traveling from Dublin to London by train requires that part of the journey be made by ferry. Ferries from Dublin Port leave for Holyhead in Wales twice a day, one service in the morning and the other mid-afternoon. From Holyhead, Virgin Trains operate a direct service to London Euston. When traveling on the mid-afternoon ferry, the subsequent Holyhead to London train service is indirect, requiring further changes at Bangor and Wolverhampton. The total journey time of trains from Dublin to London, including the ferry crossing, is just under 8½ hours.

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Taking the Train from Dublin

The ferry service from Dublin Port to Holyhead departs from Dublin Port, which is located approximately three kilometres from the centre of Dublin. The nearest train station to Dublin Port is Dublin Connolly. There is a regular bus service in operation which links Dublin Port to Dublin Connolly, in addition to other areas within the city centre. Dublin Port can also be reached by taxi.

Getting into London by Train

One of the most famous cities in the world, London boasts a huge number of popular tourist attractions. From iconic historic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben to attractions such as Madame Tussauds and the London Eye, there is never a shortage of things to see and do. When making the journey from Dublin to London, connecting trains from Holyhead terminate at London Euston. There are many options for onward travel from this station. Euston Underground, served by the Northern and Victoria lines, is located within the station itself. London Euston also has a bus station located directly outside the main entrance and a major taxi rank situated underneath.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel by train between Dublin, Ireland and London, United Kingdom allowed?

Travel between Dublin, Ireland and London, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into United Kingdom from Ireland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Dublin?

Conditions of entry:

  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

When traveling in United Kingdom, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 1/22/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Dublin to London before traveling.

Are there restrictions on returning to Ireland from United Kingdom by train?

Return travel from United Kingdom to Ireland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Dublin from London?

Entry into Ireland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Ireland from London?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

The government of Ireland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/20/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Dublin from London.

How far is London from Dublin by train?

The Dublin to London train distance is approximately 286 miles (461 km).

What train providers offer a service from Dublin to London?

For the trip from Dublin to London you can take a train with Avanti West Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Dublin and London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dublin
London
The major railway station for departures from Dublin is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your journey from Dublin to London.