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Overview: Train from London to Dublin

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
priceAverage train ticket price€62 (€62)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast or Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from London to Dublin cover the 286 miles (461 km) long route with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or Arriva Trains Wales. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as €62, but the average price of train tickets is €62.

Trains from London to Dublin: Journey Information

Those taking the train from London to Dublin will be able to purchase their train and ferry ticket in one go. Dublin, Ireland's capital, is known for its vibrant culture and literary references. Those visiting the city are advised to discover the city's historical sites such as the GPO and the book of Kells at Trinity College.

Which train providers go from London to Dublin?

Both Arriva and Virgin Trains operate services from London to Dublin.

How long is the journey by train from London to Dublin

The journey time from London to Dublin can range from 6 hours to 7 hours and 15 minutes. As most services require two changes, at Crewe and then Holyhead, where a ferry journey is required to reach Dublin. On Sundays, Virgin services are not available and the first Arriva service does not depart until 11:15 a.m.

How often are trains from London to Dublin?

On average, there are 4 services a day.

When are the first and last trains of the day from London to Dublin?

The first train from London to Dublin departs at 6:36 a.m, with the last London to Dublin train of the day departing at 11:30 p.m. Although Virgin Trains offer a few services during the weekdays, most services are run by Arriva trains, departing around once every three hours.

What facilities are provided on the train from London to Dublin?

On Virgin Trains wifi is available to purchase, seat reservation and bicycles are also allowed on the train. Arriva currently provide free wifi on their trains, seat reservation is available and bicycles can also be brought aboard, but it's best to check out their terms and conditions before booking. Both train companies have refreshments available for purchase onboard.

Where do trains depart from and arrive to?

Trains from London to Dublin depart from Euston station, which is located a short distance north of the city centre. Euston underground station serves the Northern and Victoria lines, meaning it is easily accessible from various areas of London, with a tube journey from the city centre at Charing Cross underground station taking no more than five minutes. Tube services run seven days a week until late in the evening. Bus services from the city centre to Euston station are also available, running every fifteen minutes and taking just over ten minutes to reach Euston.

Trains from London to Dublin are not direct, and a ferry journey from Holyhead to Dublin Port is required. Dublin port is just over three miles north-east of the city centre. Bus services from Dublin port to the central bus station leave regularly seven days a week, taking around fifteen minutes to reach the city centre. Taxi services are also available between the two destinations, with the average journey time being around eight minutes.

Travel Tips: Trains from London 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 London to Dublin.
FAQs

Is travel by train currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Dublin, Ireland?

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

Can I enter Ireland from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travellers in Ireland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between London and Dublin as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

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

Is my return train into London from Dublin restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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?

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 1/26/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Dublin closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap trains to Dublin from London cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between London and Dublin to cost as little as €62  in the next 7 days.

How much does the train from London to Dublin cost on average?

The London to Dublin train ticket price is on average €62  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.

What is the distance between London and Dublin via train?

You should expect to travel around 286 miles (461 km)  from London to Dublin by train.

Which train providers can take me from London to Dublin?

Take the London to Dublin train with Avanti West Coast or Arriva Trains Wales. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between London and Dublin as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When can I take the first train from London to Dublin? When can I take the last train for the day?

If you prefer early morning trains from London to Dublin, the first train leaves at 09: 10. If you prefer late night trains from London to Dublin, the last train of the day leaves at 09: 10. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Dublin schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How early should I book London to Dublin train tickets to get the best deals?

You can find a train to Dublin from London to cost on average €62 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 London to Dublin train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Dublin
The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip from London to Dublin.
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+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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ParkingParking
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+44 3457114141
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24/7
Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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ParkingParking
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+44 2078437688
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139