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Trains from London to Dublin

Taking the train from London to Dublin means travelling to Holyhead in North Wales and getting the ferry across the Irish Sea. There are regular departures throughout the day, from early in the morning until late at night. During these times, there are one to two departures per hour. The journey time to Holyhead can be from 3 hours 42 minutes to 8 hours 49 minutes. Journeys without any changes take less time than those involving multiple trains.

London to Dublin train times: Daily departures

There are around 20 trains from London to Dublin per day during the week, and slightly fewer at weekends. They start at around 8:00 a.m., with the last trains leaving at about 11:30 p.m. to travel overnight. Some departures are directly to Holyhead, where there's a ferry to Dublin, while others require one or two changes at Crewe and Chester.

How long is the journey by train from London to Dublin?

While it can take between 3 hours 42 minutes and 8 hours 49 minutes to get from London to Holyhead, the ferry crossing lasts for around two hours. Therefore, the total journey time from London to Dublin can take from around 6 to 11 hours.

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

Departure train station: When travelling by train from London to Dublin, it's the most straightforward to depart from London Euston. Get there from across London using the Northern and Victoria underground lines. Facilities at London Euston include toilets, showers, water fountains, and free WiFi.

Arrival train station: Dublin Port, two miles from the city centre, can be reached via the number 53 bus route. The journey can take up to an hour, depending on where in Dublin the final destination is, with various stops around the city centre. At the port, there are facilities including a café, vending machines, and toilets.

Which train companies travel from London to Dublin?

Choosing which train from London to Dublin to take means picking between Avanti West Coast and Arriva Trains Wales, or a combination of the two companies. While Avanti West Coast operates some direct services to Holyhead, there are only around five of these daily. There's also the option to connect with an Arriva Trains Wales service in Chester, which will add a little extra time to the journey.

Avanti West Coast London to Dublin

Around five Avanti West Coast services depart from London each day for Holyhead, allowing easy travel onwards to Dublin by ferry. These services are the fastest and most convenient options for a train from London to Dublin.

Arriva Trains Wales London to Dublin

Some journeys by train from London to Dublin require a connection to an Arriva Trains Wales service in either Crewe or Chester. While this transfer means longer overall travel time, the route could be more convenient for some travellers.

London to Dublin trains: Services on board

Travellers can choose between a first- and second-class ticket on Avanti West Coast services between London and Dublin. There are dedicated luggage areas in each carriage. As the internal doors are relatively small, it's worth limiting luggage to 30 cm × 70 cm × 90 cm. More than one case per passenger is allowed, however.

Bringing up to two pets on board costs no extra, but any more than this will incur a small charge. If travelling with a bike, a space for it should be booked in advance. Also, travellers with special needs should get in touch with Avanti West Coast prior to travelling to Dublin.

Both first- and second-class options are available on Arriva Trains Wales services. The luggage allowance is two large suitcases no heavier than 32 kg each. There are luggage racks for big items near the doors, and smaller racks above passengers' heads.

Two dogs, cats, or small animals are permitted per person, but they must be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times. passengers can make a free bike reservation at least 24 hours before travelling. Arriva Train Wales operates a Passenger Assist service for those with additional needs.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Dublin

There are several ways to book a cheap train from London to Dublin. The first is to buy a ticket as far in advance as possible. Second, travellers should be flexible with their travel dates, as train tickets can be more expensive during times of high demand. Finally, opting for less popular services throughout the day can mean a bargain.

Travel Tips

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

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

Can I enter Ireland from United Kingdom?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Ireland from London?

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?

All travellers in Ireland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 23/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between London and Dublin as this information can change.

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

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

Is my return train into London 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 London, 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 London from Dublin closer to your date of departure here.

How much does a cheap train between London and Dublin cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between London and Dublin for as little as £55  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets from London to Dublin?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Dublin from London is £55  one way.
What is the distance by train from London to Dublin?
The London to Dublin train distance is approximately 286 miles (461 km).
What is the average London to Dublin train duration?
On average the London to Dublin train time is 3 h 39 min  covering the 286 miles (461 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train providers can take me between London and Dublin?
If you're looking for trains from London to Dublin, you can rely on Avanti West Coast or Arriva Trains Wales to get you to Dublin. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the London to Dublin journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What time is the earliest train from London to Dublin? What time is the last train from London to Dublin?
The first train from London to Dublin leaves at 07: 40   and the last train for this leaves at 09: 10. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Dublin schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I purchase train tickets from London to Dublin to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from London to Dublin is on average £55 if you buy 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 companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from London to Dublin available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Dublin
The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip between London and Dublin.
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Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
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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
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
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Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar