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 London to Dublin will cost around € 67 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only € 67.
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3 h 39 m
3 h 39 m
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Of the 1 trains that leave London 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 462 km distance in an average of 3 h 39 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 39 m .
The slowest trains will take 3 h 39 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.
|Distance||286 miles (461 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 39 min|
|Average train ticket price||€63 (€63)|
|Train providers||Avanti West Coast or Arriva Trains Wales|
Trains from London to Dublin cover the 286 miles (461 km) long trip 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 €63, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as €63.
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.
Both Arriva and Virgin Trains operate services 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.
On average, there are 4 services a day.
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.
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.
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 between London, United Kingdom and Dublin, Ireland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Ireland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 10/15/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Dublin from London as this information can change.
Return travel from Ireland to United Kingdom is: Fully open.
Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland
Requirements for reentering:
The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 10/19/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to London from Dublin.
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