Trains from Birmingham to Dublin

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Birmingham - Dublin Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 30 daily trains from Birmingham to Dublin. Traveling by train from Birmingham to Dublin usually takes around 8 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest West Midlands Railway + Connections train can make the trip in 7 hours and 38 minutes.

Distance192 mi (308 km)
Fastest train7h 38m
Lowest price$52.41
Most frequent serviceWest Midlands Railway + Connections
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Dublin?

There are 3 train lines with service from Birmingham to 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$52.41
Chiltern Railways + Connections49h 47m$59.04
West Midlands Railway + Connections228h 50m$55.42
  • Arriva Trains Wales

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Arriva Trains Wales train tickets from Birmingham to Dublin start from $52, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Arriva Trains Wales schedules to Dublin. Arriva Trains Wales in Birmingham leaves from Birmingham International Rail Station and one other station. And in Dublin trains arrive at Port Centre .

    From Birmingham to Dublin train travel on Arriva Trains Wales takes 8 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dublin faster, Arriva Trains Wales offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 38 minutes.

  • Chiltern Railways + Connections

    Chiltern Railways + Connections

    Chiltern Railways + Connections train tickets from Birmingham to Dublin start from $59, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Chiltern Railways + Connections schedules to Dublin. Chiltern Railways + Connections in Birmingham leaves from Moor St Station and one other station. And in Dublin trains arrive at Port Centre and one other train station.

    From Birmingham to Dublin train travel on Chiltern Railways + Connections takes 9 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dublin faster, Chiltern Railways + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 38 minutes.

  • West Midlands Railway + Connections

    West Midlands Railway + Connections

    West Midlands Railway + Connections train tickets from Birmingham to Dublin start from $52, and on average cost . Daily there are 22 West Midlands Railway + Connections schedules to Dublin. West Midlands Railway + Connections in Birmingham leaves from New St Station and 3 other stations. And in Dublin trains arrive at Port Centre and one other train station.

    From Birmingham to Dublin train travel on West Midlands Railway + Connections takes 8 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dublin faster, West Midlands Railway + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 38 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 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 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 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.

City Information

Birmingham

As the second-largest city in the UK, Birmingham effortlessly blends the city’s quaint vibe with modern-day high-rises. One of the top local attractions is St. Martin in the Bull Ring, the original parish church of Birmingham. Featuring remarkable Gothic Revival architecture standing in stark contrast with the futuristic-looking shopping centers, the church is a great spot for travelers looking for a bit of respite. As you stroll around the city, don’t forget to visit the famous Cadbury World, which details the long history of the brand, as well as all the products it produces. For culturally-inclined activities, head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which offers over 40 exhibits.

If you wish to try out authentic Indian dishes with a local twist, head over to Pushkar. For those who wish to enjoy a more upscale dining experience, Bank offers a chic menu in an elegant setting.

The principal rail station is Birmingham New Street Station, which is the busiest train station in the UK. The Birmingham Coach Station offers coach services by National Express as far as London and Dublin. The city’s main airport is the Birmingham Airport, which is located 6 miles east of the city center.

Dublin

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

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Main departure station: New St Station

Birmingham New Street Station is a major hub for UK transportation at the heart of the city. Passengers can reach its glistening main concourse via the Grand Central shopping mall. Inside, passengers will find higher-end stores, cafés, and public restrooms. The primary rail providers are Avanti West Coast Trains, West Midlands Railway, and Cross Country, which operate services to destinations including London, Manchester, and Edinburgh. Buses and coaches, including FlixBus and National Express, pick up from roadside stops on St Martin's Queensway and Station Street. Trams (streetcars) have a dedicated stop outside Grand Central for connections to Edgbaston cricket ground.

All train stations in Birmingham:

  • New St Station

  • Birmingham International Rail Station

  • Moor St Station

  • Snow Hill

Where is the train station in Dublin?

Main arrival station: Port Centre

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

All train stations in Dublin:

  • Port Centre

  • O'Connell Street Upper 59-60

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