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London - Dublin (Train + Ferry SailRail)

Rail

The Journey

Travelling between London and Dublin is remarkably quick, and best of all, it is excellent value! The SailRail fare entitles you to travel between any station in Great Britain to Dublin for £33 or £38, depending on which ferry you pick.

There are a whole host of train and ferry services that you can choose to make this journey (follow the links below to find the timetables for each leg). The timings below show you the most efficient way to make the journey (quickest journey, with maximum of one train change).

London to Dublin by Train and Ferry:

Monday - Friday

ModeStopMon-Fri
TrainLondon Euston07.10a09.1009.1012.10b19.10
Holyhead11.1912.5012.5016.1422.56
Ferry TypeIFDSIFUSLIFDSIFU
FerryHolyhead11.5014.1013.5017.1502.40
Dublin13.4017.2517.0519.1505.55

Saturday - Sunday

ModeStopSatSun
TrainLondon Euston08.5008.5012.10b18.10b08.15a11.15a19.05
Holyhead12.5612.5616.1422.1912.4315.5522.59
Ferry TypeSLIFUIFDSIFUIFUIFDSIFU
FerryHolyhead13.5014.1017.1502.4014.1017.1502.40
Dublin17.0517.2519.1505.5517.2519.1505.55

Dublin to London by Ferry and Train:

Monday - Friday

ModeStopMonday-  Friday
Ferry TypeIFUSLIFDSIFDS
FerryDublin08.2008.2008.4514.30
Holyhead11.2511.2510.4516.30
TrainHolyhead12.39b12.39b11.23c17.30b
London Euston16.3816.3815.3821.42

Saturday - Sunday

ModeStopSat Sun
Ferry TypeIFUSLIFDSIFDSIFUSLIFDS
FerryDublin08.0508.2008.4514.3008.0508.2008.45
Holyhead11.3011.2510.4516.3011.3011.2510.45
TrainHolyhead12.38b12.38b11.5517.21ab12.5012.5012.50
London Euston16.3816.3815.3822.4316.4416.4416.44

a: Change trains at Crewe.
b: Change trains at Chester.
c: Change trains at Bangor.

IFDS: Irish Ferries 'Dublin Swift'
IFU: Irish Ferries Standard Ship
SL: Stena Line Standard Ship (Nordica, Adventurer, Explorer)

Price

You can buy London - Dublin SailRail tickets from most ticket vendors. If you are buying from the UK or abroad (excluding Ireland), use the link below. If you live in Ireland, you can buy tickets directly from Irish Ferries. The prices below are valid from any UK Railway Station, and prices vary (a little) depending on location. These prices are valid for travel on any day and date.

When booking tickets, you can select which ferry operator you wish to travel with (either Irish Ferries or Stena Line). If you are travelling with Stena Line, make sure you select 'Dublin City' when booking your tickets to make sure your bus ride between the Ferryport and City Centre is included in your ticket. Irish Ferries passengers should select 'Dublin Port' and check the journey times to tell whether you will be on an Irish Ferries Ulysses or Dublin Swift service.

London to Dublin by Train and Ferry Prices:

The fares below are for one-way journeys. Buying your ticket in advance gives you the cheapest rate, but if the advance fares sell out, or you travel last-minute, you can still buy reasonably priced on-the-day tickets.

 RouteIrish FerriesStena Line
  UlyssesDublin Swift 
One-WayLondon - Dublin£38-£43£38-£48£36-£41
 Other UK Station - Dublin£32- £43£37-£48£30-£41

Children under the age of 5 travel for free.
Under 16s travel for 50% off.
No railcard or senior discounts.

Dublin Ferryport to Dublin City Centre by Bus Prices:

OperatorDublin Ferryport - Dublin City Centre (Bus)
Irish Ferries€2.50 per adult (pay on the bus) / €1.25 per child
Stena Line€1.20 (added to cost of SailRail ticket)

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