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Overview: Train from London to Dublin

distanceDistance286 miles (461 km)
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Trains from London to Dublin cover the 286 miles (461 km) long route with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available.

Train companies: Chiltern Railways trains London to Dublin

Chiltern Railways will get you to Dublin from London at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train from London to Dublin: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Looking for trains between London and Dublin? Chiltern Railways is one of the best companies to travel with on the 286 miles (461 km) route from London to Dublin. As an official travel partner of Chiltern Railways, Omio quickly shows you the latest Chiltern Railways train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest London to Dublin routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Chiltern Railways train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Dublin from London, you can quickly see if the Chiltern Railways ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your London - Dublin train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Chiltern Railways!

    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

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

    Is international entry into Dublin from London restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

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

    Entry Requirements:

    • No COVID-19 testing required
    • No quarantine 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 15/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Dublin from London closer to your date of departure here.

    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?

    • No COVID-19 testing required
    • No quarantine 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: metre (s) ( feet)
    • Face mask: Regional advice

    Last verified on 15/05/2022. 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.

    The train distance from London to Dublin is around 286 miles (461 km).

    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 to Dublin from London.
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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
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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
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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
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    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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