Travel to Dublin - Rail & Sail

Discover the Avanti West Coast Rail & Sail ticket putting Ireland right on your doorstep. Simply hop on any of our trains to start your journey.

Dublin ferries

Avanti West Coast have teamed up with Irish Ferries and Stena Line making it easier than ever to visit Ireland. Our Rail & Sail ticket will take you all the way to Dublin from your nearest Avanti West Coast station. Just climb aboard any Avanti West Coast train to Holyhead station. From there, you can catch a ferry to Dublin.

Advance fares for a Rail & Sail ticket from London to Dublin start at £39.00 each way. And to make it even more appealing, children go half price – perfect for your next family trip. Check out our network to see where you can begin your journey.

Rail & Sail: All you need to know before you book

  • First Class fares are not available on Rail & Sail ticket. Customers wishing to travel First Class should purchase separate rail and ferry tickets.
  • Reservations are compulsory on sea crossing. Failure to obtain a reservation on the ferry may result in customers not being allowed to board the ferry.
  • It is recommended that seat reservations are made for the train regardless of which day you’re travelling.
  • Children aged 16 - 18 travelling alone with our Rail & Sail ticket will need to provide a signed letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardians.
  • In the event of the ferry arriving late in Holyhead, tickets will be valid on the first available rail service at no extra charge.
  • Railcard discounts are not available on Rail & Sail tickets.
  • The 08:20 and 21:30 (20:30 Sun) crossings are for vehicles only.
For more information on each ferry service, visit the Irish Ferries and Stena Line websites.

Things to do in Dublin

Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse has long been one of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions. This seven-storey learning experience is modelled after a giant pint of the black stuff and takes visitors on a fascinating journey through the craft and heritage of a truly iconic brand. Best of all, at the end, you can enjoy a pint and gaze out over stunning 360° views across Dublin.

The National Gallery of Ireland

In need of a culture fix? The National Gallery of Ireland is home to must-see works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Turner, Caravaggio and Vermeer, along with plenty of Irish artists just waiting to be discovered. And who’d have thought it was all just a ferry trip away?

Book of Kells

Tucked away down the old streets of Dublin, across the cobblestone courtyard of Trinity College, nestled in the old library building, you’ll discover the Book of Kells. This 9th-century gospel manuscript is among the world’s finest and most beautifully-illustrated books.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

A visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral is like taking a step back in time. One of only a few surviving relics of medieval Dublin, it’s a breath-taking architectural marvel that dates back to 1220, and has become a tremendously popular tourist attraction. It’s also the resting place of Gulliver’s Travels author, Jonathan Swift.