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Edinburgh to Dublin by train

  • First train
    06:06
  • Last train
    23:33
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 35m
  • Distance
    351 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    10
  • Avg. journey time
    13hr 24m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Dublin by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Dublin take around 7 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 351 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Dublin.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Dublin?

Journeys between Edinburgh and Dublin usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 10 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Dublin every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 9 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Dublin?

The Edinburgh to Dublin train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Edinburgh to Dublin train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Dublin is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:14 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:06, and the last at 23:15.

When to book Edinburgh to Dublin train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Edinburgh to Dublin by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Dublin?

More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Dublin, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • 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.

Dublin to Edinburgh by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.