Edinburgh to Dublin by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:06
  • Last train
    00:33
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 35m

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 348 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Dublin.

Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Dublin?

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

We usually find around 5 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Dublin every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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.

What are the Edinburgh to Dublin train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Dublin is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:15 and the last train is around 00:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:06, and the last at 19:57.

When to book Edinburgh to Dublin train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 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.

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
  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail 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.

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