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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.

How to Get to Dublin by Train

Dublin Connolly and Dublin Heuston railway station are the two main rail facilities that serve the city. Dublin Connolly has intercity services to and from Belfast via several major locations in Ireland. There are also services to Sligo Mac Diarmada and Rosslare Europort. Dublin Heuston has services to major cities and small towns in the south, southwest and east, including Cork and Limerick. There are numerous buses that depart from both stations travelling to more localised parts of the area.


Dublin is a beautiful and exciting city with world famous nightlife and stunning attractions. There is a rich architectural heritage here, with the stunning 11th century Christ Church Cathedral a must-see along with Dublin Castle. The area is also home to come beautiful outdoor areas and gardens. Dublin's rich literary history is easily accessed through The Dublin Writers Museum, where visitors can learn about the lives of the famous Irish writers, such as Shaw, Joyce, Yeats, and Pearse. The city also has several famous public houses, which are mainly located in the historic Temple Bar area. There are also excellent cultural shows, live music venues and nightclubs for those who like to party the night away.

Train companies: Virgin Trains and Transport for Wales trains to Dublin

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Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Train stations in Dublin

Dublin Connolly Railway Station is the most popular Dublin train station for Omio travellers, but Dublin has quite a few hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Dublin for your journey.
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