The cheapest trains from Edinburgh to Dublin

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Cheapest

£55

Average

£55

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Dublin will cost around £ 55 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 55.

Cheapest
06:52Edinburgh Waverley5h43 12:35Holyhead
1 changes
£551One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to Dublin

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Sun
24 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
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Mon
25 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£247Ryanair
Tue
26 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£136Ryanair
Wed
27 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£75Ryanair
Thu
28 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£103Ryanair
Fri
29 Oct
£49Avanti West Coast
£102Ryanair
Sat
30 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£66Ryanair
Sun
31 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£44Ryanair
Mon
1 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£11Ryanair
Tue
2 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£14Ryanair
Wed
3 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£16Ryanair
Thu
4 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
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Fri
5 Nov
£49Avanti West Coast
£15Ryanair
Sat
6 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£11Ryanair
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7 Nov
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£16Ryanair
Mon
8 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
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Tue
9 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£14Ryanair
Wed
10 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£12Ryanair
Thu
11 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
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Fri
12 Nov
£49Avanti West Coast
£14Ryanair
Sat
13 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£97British Airways

The fastest trains from Edinburgh to Dublin

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

5 h 43 m

Average

5 h 43 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

351 km

It's difficult to get from Edinburgh to Dublin without changing at least once.

Fastest
06:52Edinburgh Waverley5h43 12:35Holyhead
1 changes
£551One-way

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Train Information to Dublin from Edinburgh

distanceDistance218 miles (351 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price£54 (€62)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersArriva Trains Wales, Avanti West Coast or Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail

Trains from Edinburgh to Dublin cover the 218 miles (351 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 43 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales, Avanti West Coast or Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £49, but the average price of train tickets is £54.

Trains from Edinburgh to Dublin

A regular daily train service operates between Edinburgh and Dublin, which also requires passengers to travel the final leg of the journey by ferry from Holyhead to Dublin Port. Most services are operated by Virgin Trains, although Sunday journeys are operated by Arriva Wales. Journeys can take 8 hours or more.

Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to Dublin?

Virgin Trains and Arriva Wales operate trains between Edinburgh and Dublin, with up to three changes required for any journey. The ferry is operated by Irish Ferries.

How long is the train from Edinburgh to Dublin?

Journey times for trains travelling from Edinburgh to Dublin do vary quite a lot, as they depend on connections and the number of required changes. The fastest weekday journey requires three changes and is via Virgin Trains. The trip takes 8 hours and 8 minutes. Slower Sunday journeys with Arriva Wales take 9 hours 44 minutes.

How many trains are there from Edinburgh to Dublin?

There are two daily train services between Edinburgh and Dublin, with the first train leaving Edinburgh Waverley rail station in the early morning.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Edinburgh to Dublin?

Departure train station: The journey to Dublin leaves from Edinburgh Waverley station, which is the main city railway station located close to Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street. Passengers travelling from Edinburgh Airport to the railway station can take airport buses direct to Waverley Bridge or airport trams to St Andrews Square, all other local bus links are available in the North Bridge or Princes Street area. There is no local taxi rank at Waverley Station, and the closest is situated on Market Street. This railway station has step-free entrances and has a number of accessibility features. A variety of fast food outlets and restaurants are situated within the station.

Arrival train station: The arrival station for passengers travelling by train from Edinburgh is Dublin Port. The port is also a major freight and cargo handling facility and a departure point for cruise liners and is located around two miles from the city centre. Good public transport links make it easy to reach the centre of Dublin within a few minutes of arrival at the Port. The local trams on the Luas Red Line stop at East Wall Road, which is right outside the entrance to the Port, and local buses or taxis also offer frequent services into the centre of town.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Dublin, Ireland allowed?

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

What is the status of international entry into Ireland from United Kingdom?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Ireland from Edinburgh?

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?

When travelling in Ireland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 23/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Edinburgh and Dublin before travelling.

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

The restriction level for your return train to Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Dublin is: Fully open.

Is my return train into Edinburgh 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:

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Edinburgh, 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 23/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Edinburgh from Dublin closer to your date of departure here.

What is the cost of cheap trains between Edinburgh and Dublin?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Edinburgh to Dublin for the next 7 days starting from £49  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from Edinburgh to Dublin?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Edinburgh and Dublin is £54  one way.
How far is it from Edinburgh to Dublin by train?
The distance to Dublin from Edinburgh by train is approximately 218 miles (351 km).
How many hours does it take from Edinburgh to Dublin by train?
On average the train from Edinburgh to Dublin duration is 5 h 43 min  for the 218 miles (351 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train providers can take me between Edinburgh and Dublin?
If you're looking for trains from Edinburgh to Dublin, you can rely on Arriva Trains Wales, Avanti West Coast or Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail to get you to Dublin. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Edinburgh to Dublin route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first train depart from Edinburgh to Dublin? When does the last train depart from Edinburgh to Dublin?
If you prefer early morning trains from Edinburgh to Dublin, the first train leaves at 05: 52. If you prefer late night trains from Edinburgh to Dublin, the last train of the day leaves at 18: 51. Omio shows you the latest train from Edinburgh to Dublin schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket to Dublin from Edinburgh to get the best deals?
You can find a train to Dublin from Edinburgh to cost on average £54 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Edinburgh to Dublin train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Dublin
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip between Edinburgh and Dublin.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59 | Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 21, 25, 30, 36, 61, 62, 77, BLQ
Monorail lines: Marconi Express
Train lines: FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, ÖBB EC, EN