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Overview: Train from London to Dublin

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Trains from London to Dublin cover the 286 miles long trip with our travel partners like Virgin Trains or Transport for Wales. Travellers depart most frequently from London Euston and arrive in Dublin Connolly.

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.

FAQs: London to Dublin train

FAQs: Travel by train from London to Dublin 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 Dublin.
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For the best London to Dublin train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Virgin Trains or Transport for Wales. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from London to Dublin to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your trip from including London Euston, London St Pancras International and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Dublin, you can end your journey in train stations like Dublin Connolly, Dublin Heuston and Dublin Pearse.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Euston, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Dublin Connolly, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

You have options as you can travel from London to Dublin 2 different ways: flight or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Dublin

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London Euston 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 Dublin.
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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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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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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
Metro: N/A
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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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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 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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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 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 Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)

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