The cheapest trains from Manchester to Dublin

Showing times and prices for Oct 28

Cheapest

$63

Average

$67

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Dublin will cost around $ 67 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 63.

Cheapest
09:53AMManchester Piccadilly2h42 12:35PMHolyhead
0 changes
$631One-way
10:07AMManchester Victoria2h42 12:49PMHolyhead
1 changes
$701One-way

Timetable Manchester to Dublin

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09:53AMManchester Piccadilly2h42 12:35PMHolyhead
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10:07AMManchester Victoria2h42 12:49PMHolyhead
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Wed
Oct 27
$70Arriva Trains Wales
$405Ryanair
Thu
Oct 28
$63Arriva Trains Wales
$358Ryanair
Fri
Oct 29
$62Arriva Trains Wales
$185Ryanair
Sat
Oct 30
$70Avanti West Coast
$92Ryanair
Sun
Oct 31
$70Arriva Trains Wales
$96Ryanair
Mon
Nov 1
$62Arriva Trains Wales
$27Ryanair
Tue
Nov 2
$63Arriva Trains Wales
$21Ryanair
Wed
Nov 3
$63Arriva Trains Wales
$17Ryanair
Thu
Nov 4
$63Arriva Trains Wales
$54Ryanair
Fri
Nov 5
$63Arriva Trains Wales
$23Ryanair
Sat
Nov 6
$70Avanti West Coast
$27Ryanair
Sun
Nov 7
$63Arriva Trains Wales
$62Ryanair
Mon
Nov 8
$62Arriva Trains Wales
$21Ryanair
Tue
Nov 9
$62Arriva Trains Wales
$19Ryanair
Wed
Nov 10
$63Arriva Trains Wales
$20Ryanair
Thu
Nov 11
$63Arriva Trains Wales
$20Ryanair
Fri
Nov 12
$62Arriva Trains Wales
$22Ryanair
Sat
Nov 13
$70Avanti West Coast
$21Ryanair
Sun
Nov 14
$70Arriva Trains Wales
$22Ryanair
Mon
Nov 15
$62Arriva Trains Wales
$20Ryanair
Tue
Nov 16
$63Arriva Trains Wales
$17Ryanair

The fastest trains from Manchester to Dublin

Showing times and prices for Oct 28

Fastest Journey

2 h 42 m

Average

2 h 42 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

266 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Manchester for Dublin every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 266 km distance in an average of 2 h 42 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 42 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 42 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:07AMManchester Victoria2h42 12:49PMHolyhead
1 changes
$701One-way
Fastest
09:53AMManchester Piccadilly2h42 12:35PMHolyhead
0 changes
$631One-way

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Train Information to Dublin from Manchester

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price$66 (€54)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersArriva Trains Wales

Trains from Manchester to Dublin cover the 165 miles (266 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 39 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $66 (€54), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $62 (€51).

Trains from Manchester to Dublin

Trains in Europe are an effective way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering international train routes. Trains from Manchester to Dublin depart from either Manchester's Piccadilly or Oxford Road train station and takes at least 6:20 h to arrive at either Dublin's Port for Irish Ferries or Port Stena. There is usually 5 train operated by Arriva Trains Wales traveling from Edinburgh to Dublin per day. The first train departs Manchester at approximately 10 a.m. All trains require at least one transfer in Holyhead before arriving in Dublin.

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Manchester to Dublin Train Cost


Average prices for trains from Manchester to Dublin when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€50

1 Day in Advance

€50

1 Week in Advance

€50

2 Weeks in Advance

€50

1 Month in Advance

€50

3 Months in Advance

€50

Manchester to Dublin Trains: General Information


While Manchester to Dublin trains are significantly slower than flights, they are also cheaper on average.

  • autobus All Manchester to Dublin trains are run by Arriva Trains Wales.
  • autobus All Manchester to Dublin trains require a transfer in Holyhead, depart from either Manchester's Piccadilly or Oxford Road train station and arrive at either Dublin's Port for Irish Ferries or Port Stena.
  • autobus The Manchester to Dublin train journey takes as little as 6 hours and 20 minutes to arrive in Dublin.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Manchester to Dublin train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Dublin
Travel by train to Dublin easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Dublin.
FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Manchester and Dublin?

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

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Ireland from Manchester?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 10/23/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Manchester to Dublin before traveling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Manchester, United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Dublin to Manchester is: Fully open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Ireland?

Reentry to United Kingdom 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?

What are the requirements?

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival

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

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

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

Last checked on 10/26/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Manchester from Dublin here.

How much do cheap train tickets from Manchester to Dublin cost?
Train tickets to Dublin from Manchester for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $62 (€51)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train between Manchester and Dublin?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Dublin train price to come in at an average of $66 (€54)  one way.
What is the distance between Manchester and Dublin by train?
The Manchester to Dublin train distance is approximately 165 miles (266 km).
How long is a train between Manchester and Dublin on average?
On average the Manchester to Dublin train travel time is 2 h 39 min  for the 165 miles (266 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train providers go from Manchester to Dublin?
For the best Manchester to Dublin train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Arriva Trains Wales. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Manchester to Dublin to compare what amenities they may offer.
Can I book a direct train from Manchester to Dublin?
If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Arriva Trains Wales. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
When does the first train depart from Manchester to Dublin? When does the last train depart from Manchester to Dublin?
The earliest train departing from Manchester to Dublin leaves at 8: 53 AM. The last train departing from Manchester to Dublin leaves at 10: 52 AM. You can find the latest Manchester to Dublin train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy train tickets to Dublin from Manchester to score the best deals?
You can find trains between Manchester and Dublin to cost on average $66 (€54) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Dublin train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Dublin
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your journey between Manchester and Dublin.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales