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.
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5 h 43 m
5 h 43 m
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It's difficult to get from Edinburgh to Dublin without changing at least once.
|Distance||218 miles (351 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 43 min|
|Average train ticket price||£54 (€62)|
|Train providers||Arriva 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Dublin, Ireland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Ireland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
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.
The restriction level for your return train to Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Dublin is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland
Conditions of reentry:
The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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