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Travel guide Dublin–Belfast


What train companies operate the route from Dublin to Belfast?

Trains from Dublin to Belfast are run by Irish Rail (Enterprise Service).

What is the schedule for the train route from Dublin to Belfast?

Trains leave Dublin from 7:35 AM until 8:50 PM, departing around every 2 hours.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Dublin to Belfast?

Trains leave from Dublin’s Connolly Station and arrive at Belfast’s Central Station.

What distance is the train route from Dublin to Belfast?

The total distance of the route is around 120 miles.

How long does it take to travel from Dublin to Belfast by train?

The time of travel is around 2 hours 30 minutes.

What are the stops on the train journey from Dublin to Belfast?

Intermediate stops along the route include Belfast Central Train Station, Drogheda, Clarke Station, Newry, and Portadown Train Station.

Why should you travel by train from Dublin to Belfast?

The price of the journey is about 17 Euros, which is similar to the cost of petrol for the equivalent drive. The train is more convenient than driving, since you can relax and watch the scenery roll by without focusing on the road.

What is there to see and do in Belfast?

Belfast is a major industrial center in Ireland and there are many interesting sites. Visitors can check out the Botanical Gardens, rose gardens and one of the city parks. Tourists can take one of the many boat tours or bus tours around the city. Guests should buy themselves a ticket for the Ulster Orchestra, which is Ireland’s only full-time symphony orchestra. It is also highly recommended to try a glass of a quality Irish beer such as Guinness or Murphy’s Irish Stout.