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There are 10 daily trains from London to Dublin. Traveling by train from London to Dublin usually takes around 10 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Virgin Trains + Connections train can make the trip in 8 hours and 5 minutes.
|Distance||288 mi (463 km)|
|Fastest train||8h 5m|
|Most frequent service||Virgin Trains + Connections|
Which train should you take from London to Dublin?
Virgin Trains + Connections is the one and only train line which connects London to Dublin. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Virgin Trains + Connections||10||10h 9m||$74.26|
Virgin Trains + Connections
Virgin Trains + Connections train tickets from London to Dublin start from $74, and on average cost . Daily there are 10 Virgin Trains + Connections schedules to Dublin. Virgin Trains + Connections in London leaves from London Euston . And in Dublin trains arrive at Port Centre and one other train station.
From London to Dublin train travel on Virgin Trains + Connections takes 10 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dublin faster, Virgin Trains + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 5 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from London to Dublin during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from London to Dublin?
The distance between London and Dublin is approximately 288 miles, or 463 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 5 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from London to Dublin on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs London at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from London to Dublin?
There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Dublin to London.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
Dublin is a melting pot that effortlessly blends traditional Irish culture with modern luxury, creating one of the most unique cultural experiences in Europe. Voted one of the most walkable cities in Europe, Dublin offers many pleasant surprises to explorers who enjoy seeing the city on foot. The best place to stroll around is Grafton Street, a busy shopping quarter that offers everything from designer boutiques to quaint bookshops. If you are looking to dive into the unique Celtic root of the Irish culture, head over to Trinity College and marvel at The Book of Kells, which dates back to 800 A.D. If you’re a nature-lover, head over to St. Stephen’s Green and enjoy a picnic away from the crowd without having to leave Central Dublin.
Dublin’s food scene has enjoyed a successful renaissance since the 90s, and the city boasts a wide range of cuisines now. For some of the best dishes in town, head over to the area south of Liffey. If you wish to try delightful cakes or puddings, Queen of Tarts is the place to be.
The two principal train stations in Dublin are the Heuston Station and Connolly Station. The Dublin Airport is located north of the city.
Where is the train station in London?
Main departure station: London Euston
There is one train station in London.
All train stations in London:
Where is the train station in Dublin?
Main arrival station: Port Centre
Dublin receives travelers from London at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Dublin:
O'Connell Street Upper 59-60
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