Liverpool to Dublin by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 50m
  • Distance
    218 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 53m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Liverpool to Dublin by train

Fast trains from Liverpool to Dublin take around 4 hours and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 218 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Liverpool and Dublin.

1. Are there direct trains from Liverpool to Dublin?

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

We usually find around 8 departures on the route from Liverpool 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.

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

The Liverpool to Dublin train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Dublin is usually scheduled to depart Liverpool around 05:40 and the last train is around 22:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Liverpool around 05:42, and the last at 23:50.

When to book Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Dublin by train.

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Which train companies operate between Liverpool and Dublin?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Merseyrail
  • 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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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.