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Trains to Dublin

Easy to navigate on foot and via its extensive tram system, and with almost every cobbled street seeming to conceal a museum, some spectacular Georgian architecture or one of the city's convivial pubs, Dublin is a honeypot for visitors. With an out-of-town airport, arriving by train is a convenient option for many travellers. Both of the Dublin's two main stations are centrally-located and close to many of the main attractions.

Which is the main train station in Dublin?

Dublin has two main railway stations. Dublin Connolly, or Stáisiún Uí Chonghaile, is the busier of the two. It is located north of the River Liffey, a 10 minute walk from Temple Bar. Dublin Heuston, or Baile Átha Cliath Stáisiún Heuston, is around a 15 minute tram ride from the city centre. Both stations have the usual passenger facilities of shops, cafes, cash machines, waiting rooms and toilets.

Which train companies offer trains to Dublin?

Enterprise, the intercity service running from Belfast Lanyon Place runs regular services to Dublin in a joint operation by Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) and NI Railways. Additional intercity services connect Dublin with Rosslare Europort, for ferries from France and Wales, and with Sligo. The Luas Light Rail system, which covers the greater Dublin area, and the Dublin Area Rapid Transit, or DART, which extends from Greystones in County Wicklow to Malahide, both run very regular services into Dublin Connolly.

Why travel by train to Dublin?

Between them, Dublin's main railway stations have excellent connections to stations throughout both Ireland and Northern Ireland. Arriving passengers find themselves in the heart of the city, with plenty to see and do within easy walking distance. Both stations are also well-served by buses, which link them to the ferries that arrive at Dublin Port.

Before you travel to Dublin by train - good to know!

Finding things to do or pubs to relax in is no problem in Dublin. Going off the beaten track can be harder but the city still hides lesser-known delights. A 10-minute trip on the DART takes visitors to the seaport suburb of Dalkey. Here, a group of large rocks, known as the Forty Foot, attract daredevils keen to jump into the chilly sea beneath. Purchasing the Leap Visitor Card helps with sightseeing by providing unlimited travel for a fixed number of days on local public transport.

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