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Overview: Train from London to Belfast

distanceDistance321 miles (517 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesIarnród Éireann – Irish Rail, Caledonian Sleeper or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from London to Belfast cover the 321 miles (517 km) long journey with our travel partners like Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail, Caledonian Sleeper or London North Eastern Railway. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Belfast Lanyon Place.

Trains from London to Belfast

Trains from London to Belfast leave throughout the day and evening. The first service leaves London at 5:30 am, and then there are trains available in the early morning, at lunchtime, and then in the evening; with the last train leaving at close to midnight. There are approximately 7 trains per day; however, there are no direct trains from London and Belfast. Most journeys have between 3-6 transfers and can last between 11-14 hours. Arriva Trains Wales, Scotrail, and Virgin Trains all provide train from London to Belfast.

 

Which train companies run from London to Belfast?

London to Belfast trains are operated by Virgin Trains, ScotRail, and Arriva Trains Wales.

How long is the train journey from London to Belfast?

The average journey time for most trains travelling from London to Belfast varies from 11-14 hours depending on train company, number of transfers, time of day, and time of week passengers are travelling.

When are the first and last trains of the day from London to Belfast?

Trains from London to Belfast begin running in the early morning and continue regularly throughout the day into the late evening. The first London to Belfast train departs at 5:30 a.m. while the last leaves London at 11:50 p.m.

Where do trains depart from and arrive to?

All trains from London to Belfast depart from London's Euston train station which is connected to the London's city centre via local transport via buses, taxis, the London underground and connecting trains. All London to Belfast trains arrive at Belfast Central station. Belfast Central station is connected to the city centre via bus, coach, and metro services.

Taking the Train from London

On London's South Bank, the London Eye awards its visitors an unforgettable view of the capital. In the same area are attractions such as the London Aquarium, the National Film Theatre and for music buffs, the Royal Festival Hall. Trains to Belfast leave from London's Euston station. Both the Northern and Victoria tube lines arrive at the station. The nearby Euston Square tube station is served by the Hammersmith & City, Circle, and Metropolitan lines. Tube services run from early morning until late in the evening and on weekends and bank holidays. There is a bus terminal outside the station, with regular services leaving during the day and at night. Overground trains arrive at the station from all over London and the rest of the country. There is a car drop off point but no waiting is allowed. It is also easily accessible on foot or by bicycle.

Getting into Belfast by Train

Visitors can go to Belfast City Hall in Donegall Square and enjoy Ormeau Park on the River Lagan, among many more attractions. Belfast Central station is located on East Bridge Street, right in the centre of the city. It is easily reached by road, due to its proximity to the A20. There is a Translink terminal adjacent to the station that provides bus, coach, and metro services. These run during the day and evening. The station is located slightly further from the city centre than other stations, but trains to more central stations run half hourly-hourly. Taxis are available outside the station.

Travel Tips: Trains from London to Belfast

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FAQs
The London to Belfast train distance is approximately 321 miles (517 km).

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Belfast, you can end your route in train stations like Belfast Lanyon Place, Belfast Port and Belfast.

Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Belfast Lanyon Place   most frequently for this route.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Belfast Lanyon Place, is located 1.7 miles (2.8 km) away from the city centre of Belfast.

Take the London to Belfast train with Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail, Caledonian Sleeper or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey between London and Belfast as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Belfast
London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Belfast.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139

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