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Overview: Train from Dublin to London

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast

Trains from Dublin to London cover the 286 miles (461 km) long journey with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. There are direct train services available.

Trains from Dublin to London: Journey Details

Travelling from Dublin to London by train requires that part of the journey be made by ferry. Ferries from Dublin Port leave for Holyhead in Wales twice a day, one service in the morning and the other mid-afternoon. From Holyhead, Virgin Trains operate a direct service to London Euston. When travelling on the mid-afternoon ferry, the subsequent Holyhead to London train service is indirect, requiring further changes at Bangor and Wolverhampton. The total journey time of trains from Dublin to London, including the ferry crossing, is just under 8.5 hours.

Taking the Train from Dublin

The ferry service from Dublin Port to Holyhead departs from Dublin Port, which is located approximately three kilometres from the centre of Dublin. The nearest train station to Dublin Port is Dublin Connolly. There is a regular bus service in operation which links Dublin Port to Dublin Connolly, in addition to other areas within the city centre. Dublin Port can also be reached by taxi.

Getting into London by Train

One of the most famous cities in the world, London boasts a huge number of popular tourist attractions. From iconic historic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben to attractions such as Madame Tussauds and the London Eye, there is never a shortage of things to see and do. When making the journey from Dublin to London, connecting trains from Holyhead terminate at London Euston. There are many options for onward travel from this station. Euston Underground, served by the Northern and Victoria lines, is located within the station itself. London Euston also has a bus station located directly outside the main entrance and a major taxi rank situated underneath.

Travel Tips: Trains from Dublin to London

Travel by train to London easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Dublin to London.
FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to London from Dublin?

Travel between Dublin, Ireland and London, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter United Kingdom from Ireland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Dublin?

Conditions of entry:

  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

All travellers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 27/01/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to London from Dublin as this information can change.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Ireland from London, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return train to Dublin, Ireland from London is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Dublin from London restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Ireland from London?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

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

  • Social distancing required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 20/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Dublin from London closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance between Dublin and London by train?

You should expect to travel around 286 miles (461 km)  between Dublin and London by train.

What train companies go from Dublin to London?

For the best Dublin to London train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Dublin to London to compare what amenities they may offer.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dublin
London
The major railway station for departures from Dublin is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your trip from Dublin to London.