|Avg. Train Duration:|
8 hours 35 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||55 €|
|Trains depart from:||London|
|Trains arrive in:||Dublin|
|Train Companies:||Virgin Trains, Arriva Trains Wales|
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.