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Train Information to Dublin from Belfast

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
changesDirect trainYes

Trains from Belfast to Dublin cover the 87 miles (140 km) long trip with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available.

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

Travelling

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.

Arriving

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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FAQs
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 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?

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 19/09/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Belfast 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 Belfast, United Kingdom from Dublin is: Fully open.

Is my return train into Belfast from Dublin restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 21/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Belfast from Dublin closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance between Belfast and Dublin via train?
You should expect to travel around 87 miles (140 km)  from Belfast to Dublin by train.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Belfast
Belfast Central
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