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Dublin to Edinburgh by train
Fastest journey8hr 29m
Trains per day3
Avg. journey time14hr 15m
Travelling from Dublin to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Dublin to Edinburgh take around 8 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 351 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dublin and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Dublin to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Dublin and Edinburgh usually involve 2 changes of train.
We usually find around 3 departures on the route from Dublin to Edinburgh every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 4 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Dublin to Edinburgh?
The Dublin to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Dublin to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Dublin around 07:30 and the last train is around 20:55. This is the same at the weekend.
When to book Dublin to Edinburgh train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Dublin to Edinburgh by train.
Which train companies operate between Dublin and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Dublin to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- East Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- Northern Rail
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TransPennine Express
- Transport for Wales
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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