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Train Information between London and Dublin

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price$77 (€62)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast or Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from London to Dublin cover the 286 miles (461 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 39 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or Arriva Trains Wales. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $77 (€62), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $77 (€62).

Trains in London to Dublin

Traveling by rail between London and Dublin enables you to experience the stunning scenery between the two most visited cities in Europe. Since the Irish Sea separates the two countries hosting these cities, a journey by train requires a transfer at Holyhead before proceeding via a ferry to Dublin Port. You can depend on Avanti West Coast or Arriva to access Dublin from London via rail.

However, you can still evaluate the facilities offered by other available train companies that operate between the two cities before purchasing your train ticket. If you wish to travel to Dublin, use the Omio app to weigh the alternatives available to settle on the one that meets your preferences.

Booking the London to Dublin train ticket with Omio

Booking your London to Dublin train ticket with Omio enables you to enjoy various benefits and offers you traveling solutions for your trip. For instance, using the Omio apple is fast and accurate. You can search for tickets that fit your needs by simply filling a few required fields, including the departure city and the destination, travel date, and the number of people traveling.

You can evaluate the prices and alternatives available from the results before selecting an option that fits your preferences and pocket demands. Moreover, with Omio, you can book your tickets in advance at the comfort of your home, making your trip plans quicker and more convenient.

Train companies in London

Trains are an efficient means to travel between cities from London, with several companies operating both domestic and international routes. The quickest and most efficient train service provider from London to Dublin is Avanti West Coast. This company services around five train departures daily from London to Holyhead from your nearest Avanti West Coast station, enabling you to proceed to Dublin via the ferry. Arriva Trains Wales service, on the other hand, takes longer as it makes one or two changes at Crewe and Chester. Nevertheless, this company offers most train services, unlike Avanti West Coast, with a departure every three hours.

Popular international routes from London

Eurostar trains services the most popular international routes from the King’s Cross St. Pancras London to other mainland European cities. These cities include Paris, Lille, and Brussels via the Channel Tunnel. Moreover, the train service features a new direct route from London to Amsterdam, which does not require a transfer in Brussels. If you plan a trip to other cities in Europe from London, you can book your tickets with the Omio app or website for cheap and convenient options.

Arriving by Train in Dublin

The ferry from Holyhead leaves you at Dublin Port, a few minutes from downtown Dublin. Getting around the city is pretty simple, with various options available, including Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART), taxi, bus service, and car rentals. If you visit Dublin for a few days, you should opt for a Leap Visitors Card to achieve the best value across bus and rail options. The currency used in Dublin is the Euro, so you will need to change your money when traveling from London. Unlike many European museums that require you to pay near the nose, Dublin museums are free, great for exploring Irish history. In addition, Dublin is always buzzing with events and features a thrilling nightlife.

Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast, previously Virgin Trains, provides long-distance services from London Euston to major train stations throughout England, Wales, and Scotland. The train operating company links United Kingdom's six major cities, including Manchester, Liverpool, London, Edinburg, Birmingham, and Glasgow.

Moreover, the company offers high-speed services of up to 125 mph (201 km/h), which cut travel time, provides comfort and reliable service throughout the United Kingdom. Avanti West Coast's most popular route is the London Euston to Manchester route, which takes about 2h 6min. Other popular routes include Liverpool to London Euston and London Euston to Birmingham. Omio provides the most user-friendly and efficient platform for purchasing Avanti West Coast train tickets.

Dublin Aerial Sunrise. Source: Shutterstock

Main train stations in Dublin

Dublin Heuston and Dublin Connolly are the main train stations available in Dublin. Dublin Heuston is at St. Johns Road West Dublin 8, a few minutes from the city center. It is the largest train station in Dublin with routes to other cities in the southwest and west of Ireland. Available amenities at the train station include a luggage storage facility, Wi-Fi, ATM, dining options, toilets, and credit card facilities. On the other hand, Dublin Connolly is only 10min from the city’s iconic Temple Bar and is the busiest of the two stations, connecting Dublin to the east coast of Ireland, Sligo, and Northern Ireland.

Popular train journeys from London to Dublin

Avanti West Coast offers direct train services from London Euston to Holyhead, and the journey takes around 3h 30min. However, the company also services frequent trips to Holyhead with regular stops at Crewe and Chester. From Holyhead, you can then connect to Dublin port via Irish ferries. Arriva Whales Train service also services the same route with changes at Crewe and Chester, but it services more train trips.

Dublin Tourists. Source: Shutterstock

Popular train journeys from London

Avanti West Coast operates various journeys from London to several destinations in the United Kingdom. The most popular journeys are to Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Liverpool. The trip from London to Manchester, 163 miles (262 km) away, takes around 2h 6min. London to Birmingham is on average 1h 22min. The London to Glasgow journey, 345 miles (556 km) away, takes 4h 29m on average. You will get a train ticket from London to Liverpool, 178 miles (287 km) away, and the trip takes around 2h 12min.

Good to Know

Omio makes booking train tickets from London to Dublin effortless. All you need to do is enter your desired route and date, and our search engine will return all accessible alternatives. You can then pick the result that fits your needs. Nevertheless, the first train from London to Dublin leaves at around 6:36 a.m., while the final train departs at around 11:30 p.m.

London to Dublin by train – travel trip

Dublin is around 286 miles (461 km) from London, and the journey takes 4h 6min. However, if you travel on holidays and weekends, the duration may vary. You need to connect through ferry service from Holyhead to get to the Dublin port, your final destination. There are several transportation options from the port to the city center and its environs. Dublin is a stunningly beautiful city. It is a medieval city with interesting living history and features historical buildings and landmarks, incredible street art, memorials, and a different narrative around every corner.

Dublin is worth visiting and has among the most amazing people. The 'Irish Welcome' saying is evident whenever you stroll down Dublin streets as you will meet very kind and among the nicest people in Europe. Besides, the city is full of spectacular attractions such as the Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse, The Book of Kells, and several parks in the city.

You can also experience the traditional Irish live music played in many local pubs in Dublin. In addition, the food in Dublin will blow your mind. You can also enjoy Irish cuisines and non-Irish food served at different restaurants throughout the city. Not to forget the beautiful Dublin skies, boasting breathtaking colorful sunrises and sunsets despite the weather. A trip from London to Dublin is worth it, and you should consider one to discover Dublin's hidden gems.

Train tickets from London to Dublin: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 55 €
2 weeks earlier 52 €6%
3 weeks earlier 51 €8%
1 month before 51 €8%
2 months earlier 51 €8%
3 months earlier 52 €6%


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The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from London - Dublin 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 8% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket London - Dublin with 2 months in advance you save up to about 8% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 6%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from London, United Kingdom to Dublin, Ireland?

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

Is international entry into Dublin from London restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • 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 required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 9/19/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from London to Dublin closer to your date of departure here

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to London, United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

The restriction level for your return train to London, United Kingdom from Dublin is: Fully open.

Is my return train into London from Dublin restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 9/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Dublin closer to your date of departure here here.

How much does a cheap train to Dublin from London cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from London to Dublin to cost as little as $77 (€62)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from London to Dublin?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $77 (€62)  for a train ticket between London and Dublin.
How far is it from London to Dublin by train?
The train distance from London to Dublin is around 286 miles (461 km).
How many hours is the train time from London to Dublin?
On average the London to Dublin train time is 3 h 39 min  covering the 286 miles (461 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train providers can get me from London to Dublin?
When taking a train from London to Dublin, you can count on Avanti West Coast or Arriva Trains Wales for the best way to get you to Dublin. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Dublin from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
When should I purchase the London to Dublin train for the best deals on tickets?
If you buy a train ticket from London to Dublin within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $77 (€62) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between London and Dublin are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176