Rail & Sail

Virgin Trains have teamed up with Irish Ferries and Stena Line to put Ireland on your doorstep. Our Rail & Sail ticket lets you travel all the way to Dublin from any Virgin Trains station. Just hop on to any Virgin Train on the West Coast Mainline, and travel to Holyhead station. From there you can get a ferry to Dublin with a special rail and ferry combination ticket. Advance fares for a Rail & Sail ticket from London to Dublin start from only £39.00 each way. And even better, children go half price. Perfect for a family trip to the Emerald Isle. Check out our network to see where you can travel from.

Irish Ferries

One way from

£39.00 to Dublin Port

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Stena Sealine

One way from

£39.00 to Dublin Port

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Things to do in Dublin

Visit the Guiness Storehouse with Virgin Trains

Guinness Storehouse

Fancy a drop of the black stuff? We know just the place. The Guinness Storehouse is one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, for good reason. Where else can you journey upwards through a seven story learning experience that’s been modelled on a giant pint of Guinness; and then sip a pint with 360° views across Dublin?

Visit the National Gallery of Ireland with Virgin Trains

The National Gallery of Ireland

Feeling cultural? The National Gallery of Ireland has more stunning paintings than you can shake a paintbrush at. See blockbuster works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Caravaggio and Vermeer, among many other artistic titans. Who needs the Louvre when this is just a ferry trip away?

Visit Dublin with Virgin Trains - Book of Kell

Book of Kells

Journey through the old streets of Dublin, cross the cobblestone courtyard of Trinity College, then duck into its old library building, and you’ll discover something rather extraordinary. It’s called the Book of Kells. This 9th-century gospel manuscript is among the world’s finest and most beautifully-illustrated books.

Visit St Patrick's Cathederal with Virgin Trains

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Take a step back in time with a visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This jaw-dropping historical landmark dates back to 1220, making it one of a few surviving relics of medieval Dublin. This monument to architectural ingenuity has a history that makes a seven-season box set seem uneventful.