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Overview: Train from London to Belfast

distanceDistance321 miles
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Trains from London to Belfast cover the 321 miles long route with our travel partners like Virgin Trains or Caledonian Sleeper. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo 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.

FAQs: London to Belfast train

FAQs: Travel by train from London to Belfast 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 London to Belfast.
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Take the London to Belfast train with Virgin Trains or Caledonian Sleeper. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between London and Belfast as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from London to Belfast with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Belfast Lanyon Place, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.

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It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from London to Belfast including taking a coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Belfast

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London Waterloo 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.
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Public transport options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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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
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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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
Metro: Tube Lines.
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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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Public transport options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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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
Metro: N/A
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Public transport options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transport options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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Public transport options for London Fenchurch Street
Onward travel information: Rail replacement buses will stop outside HSBC on Fenchurch Street. Aldgate Bus Station. Details of the buses serving Fenchurch Street and Aldgate area, and the Bus Stops they are using is available here
Metro: London Underground (Circle Line and District Line) at Tower Hill - 200m from the Tower Hill exit London Underground (Metropolitan Line, Circle Line) at Aldgate - 300m from Fenchurch Place exit. Docklands Light Railway at Tower Gateway - 300m from the Tower Hill exit.
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Public transport options for London Charing Cross
Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.
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