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Belfast to Dublin Train Information

Trains depart from:Belfast
Trains arrive in:Dublin
Distance:141 km

Trains from Belfast to Dublin

Regular train services depart Belfast Central railway station daily, with direct journeys to Connolly Rail Station in central Dublin. The first direct service departs Belfast Central at 6.45 a.m. each day, with the last service departing 8.05 p.m. each evening. Trains depart on average every 90 minutes, with more regular services scheduled in the early morning. Journey times from Belfast to Dublin take on average 2 hours 20 minutes, although some train journeys might take a little longer. Peak fares apply to services departing in the morning and late afternoon/early evening, with off-peak fares available outside of these hours and during weekends.

Belfast and Dublin Rail Stations


All direct train services from Belfast to Dublin depart Belfast Central rail station located in the heart of Belfast city. The train station is one of four scattered around the city, with readily available connections by local train and bus services. Those travelling to Belfast Central rail station late at night or early morning may prefer to use taxis to make their connections, although night buses are available on Saturdays.


Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and one of the most culturally important and historic cities in Europe. It's famed for its nightlife, museums and exhibitions, with plenty of popular attractions for visitors of all ages. Most travellers arriving into Dublin by rail connection will arrive into Dublin Connolly railway station, one of the most important transport hubs in the country.Regular bus and tram connections link the station to the wider city, with dedicated bus and shuttle services for connections to ferry ports for those looking to travel further afield.

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

Travel between Belfast, 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 Belfast?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • 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 06/06/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Belfast to Dublin as this information can change.

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

Return travel from Ireland to United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Belfast from Dublin?

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

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

Last checked on 11/06/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Belfast from Dublin.

What is the distance between Belfast and Dublin by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Dublin from Belfast via train to be approximately 87 miles (140 km).

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Belfast Central