The cheapest trains from Glasgow to Dublin

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Cheapest

£50

Average

£50

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 Glasgow to Dublin will cost around £ 50 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 50.

Cheapest
07:37Glasgow Central4h58 12:35Holyhead
1 changes
£501One-way

Timetable Glasgow to Dublin

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22 Oct
£47Avanti West Coast
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23 Oct
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24 Oct
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25 Oct
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26 Oct
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27 Oct
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28 Oct
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29 Oct
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30 Oct
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31 Oct
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1 Nov
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2 Nov
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3 Nov
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4 Nov
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5 Nov
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6 Nov
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7 Nov
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8 Nov
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10 Nov
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The fastest trains from Glasgow to Dublin

Showing times and prices for 22 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 58 m

Average

4 h 58 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

309 km

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

Fastest
07:37Glasgow Central4h58 12:35Holyhead
1 changes
£501One-way

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Train Information to Dublin from Glasgow

distanceDistance192 miles (309 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 58 min
priceAverage train ticket price£49 (€55)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast, Arriva Trains Wales or Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail

Trains from Glasgow to Dublin cover the 192 miles (309 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 58 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, Arriva Trains Wales or Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £49, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £47.

Trains from Glasgow to Dublin

There is a regular daily train service running from Glasgow to Dublin, with three trains on weekdays and at least one daily train service every Saturday and Sunday. The distance between the two cities is approximately 240 miles, however, journeys combining boat and train from Glasgow cover more distance as all ferries to Dublin depart from Holyhead in Anglesey.

Which train companies travel from Glasgow to Dublin?

Journey times from Glasgow to Dublin can vary, depending on times of connections and services are provided by Larnród Éireann (Irish Rail), Virgin Trains and Arriva Wales. This journey also requires a ferry crossing from Holyhead, and arrives at Dublin Port. Most train services to Dublin require three changes, which can impact considerably on journey times and mean passengers have to wait for connections.

How long is the train from Glasgow to Dublin?

Weekday boat trains from Glasgow to Dublin can take from just over 8 hours to 10 hours 45 minutes, while weekend journeys with Arriva Wales take around 8 hours 30 minutes.  The ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin Port can take around 2 hours 15 minutes, and this is factored into the total journey time.

How many trains are there from Glasgow to Dublin?

There are around three trains from Glasgow Central Railway Station to Dublin on weekdays, but only one at weekends.

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

Departure train station: Glasgow Central Railway Station is located on Gordon Street in the centre of the city and is the departure station for all trains to Dublin. The station has a first class lounge which is an ideal place for business travellers to relax prior to journeys, there are also restaurant and dining outlets in the station. Facilities include baby changing area, ATMs, and luggage trolleys.

Arrival train station: All boat train passengers from Glasgow to Dublin arrive at Dublin Port, which is also a major freight hub and cruise port. The port is situated about two miles from the city centre and frequent trams make it an easy matter to travel to the city in the speediest time possible. The port is a very busy passenger hub, handling almost two million travellers in the year 2018, and has all the amenities expected by sophisticated passengers.

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

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

Is international entry into Dublin from Glasgow 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 Glasgow?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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?

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

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

The above information was last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Dublin from Glasgow closer to your date of departure here.

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

Return travel from Ireland to United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Glasgow from Dublin?

Entry into United Kingdom 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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 Glasgow, United Kingdom?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 20/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Glasgow from Dublin.

What is the cost of cheap trains from Glasgow to Dublin?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Glasgow to Dublin for the next 7 days starting from £47  one way.
What is the average price of train tickets between Glasgow and Dublin?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Glasgow and Dublin is £49  one way.
What is the distance to Dublin from Glasgow via train?
The distance to Dublin from Glasgow by train is approximately 192 miles (309 km).
How long is the train journey from Glasgow to Dublin?
On average the train from Glasgow to Dublin duration is 4 h 58 min  for the 192 miles (309 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train companies should I travel with from Glasgow to Dublin?
For the route from Glasgow to Dublin you can take a train with Avanti West Coast, Arriva Trains Wales or Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Glasgow to Dublin on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When does the first train depart from Glasgow to Dublin? When does the last train depart from Glasgow to Dublin?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Glasgow at 06: 37. The last train leaves from Glasgow at 07: 37. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Glasgow to Dublin and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book train tickets to Dublin from Glasgow for the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Glasgow to Dublin is on average £49 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Glasgow to Dublin available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Glasgow
Dublin
The major railway station for departures from Glasgow is Glasgow Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Glasgow Central for your trip from Glasgow to Dublin.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper