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Birmingham-Dublin Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Birmingham to Dublin?

Lowest Price£40.63
Fastest Train7h 38m
Trains Per Day30
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to Dublin right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Birmingham to Dublin?

In the last month, £43.03 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, BIR to Dublin, D. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Dublin?

The distance between Birmingham and Dublin is approximately 192 miles, or 308 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 38 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?

Trains from Birmingham to Dublin are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Birmingham at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 Birmingham to Dublin?

There are 30 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 Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Dublin for £48.53.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Dublin?

There are 3 train lines with service from Birmingham, Birmingham to Dublin, Dublin. West Midlands Railway + Connections is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 22 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arriva Trains Wales48h 13m£40.63
Chiltern Railways + Connections49h 47m£45.77
West Midlands Railway + Connections228h 50m£42.97

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Birmingham where you can board the train:

  • New St Station
  • Birmingham International Rail Station
  • Snow Hill
  • Moor St Station

Where is the train station in Dublin?

Dublin receives travelers from Birmingham at its two active train stations:

  • Port Centre
  • O'Connell Street Upper 59-60

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