The cheapest trains from London to Dublin

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Cheapest

£60

Average

£60

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 London to Dublin will cost around £ 60 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 60.

Cheapest
08:47London Euston4h53 13:40Holyhead
1 changes
£601One-way

Timetable London to Dublin

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Sat
12 Jun
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£39Ryanair
Sun
13 Jun
£56Arriva Trains Wales
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Mon
14 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
£32Ryanair
Tue
15 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
£14Ryanair
Wed
16 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
£14Ryanair
Thu
17 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
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Fri
18 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
£14Ryanair
Sat
19 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
£14Ryanair
Sun
20 Jun
£56Arriva Trains Wales
£14Ryanair
Mon
21 Jun
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£11Ryanair
Tue
22 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
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Wed
23 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
£14Ryanair
Thu
24 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
£14Ryanair
Fri
25 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
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Sat
26 Jun
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£11Ryanair
Sun
27 Jun
£56Arriva Trains Wales
£5Ryanair
Mon
28 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
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Tue
29 Jun
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£67British Airways
Wed
30 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
£14Ryanair
Thu
1 Jul
£56Avanti West Coast
£13Ryanair
Fri
2 Jul
£56Avanti West Coast
£14Ryanair

The fastest trains from London to Dublin

Showing times and prices for 13 Jun

Fastest Journey

4 h 53 m

Average

4 h 53 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

462 km

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

Fastest
08:47London Euston4h53 13:40Holyhead
1 changes
£601One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Dublin Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 17 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £56
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Dublin
Distance:462 km
Train Companies:Avanti West Coast, Arriva Trains Wales

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.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from London, United Kingdom to Dublin, Ireland?

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

Is international entry into Dublin from London 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 London?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • 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 06/06/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between London and Dublin closer to your date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Dublin to London is: Fully open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Ireland?

Reentry to 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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:

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

Last verified on 12/06/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Dublin to London train here.

How much do cheap train tickets from London to Dublin cost?
You can find a cheap train from London to Dublin for some dates and times for as low as £56  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from London to Dublin cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Dublin train price to come in at an average of £56  one way.
How many miles is it from London to Dublin by train?
You should expect to travel around 286 miles (461 km)  between London and Dublin by train.
How long is the train journey to Dublin from London?
The London to Dublin train duration is on average 4 h 6 min, which is to be expected when travelling 286 miles (461 km) to Dublin from London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train companies can get me from London to Dublin?
When taking a train from London to Dublin, you can count on Virgin Trains or Arriva Trains Wales for the best way to get you to Dublin. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Dublin from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
What time is the earliest train from London to Dublin? What time is the last train from London to Dublin?
The earliest train departing from London to Dublin leaves at 07: 24. The last train departing from London to Dublin leaves at 09: 40. You can find the latest London to Dublin train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy London to Dublin train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book London to Dublin train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £56. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from London to Dublin. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176