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1st January 2017


Take the Train to see the Giants of Rugby in the Champions Cup

Take the family on a day out with our fantastic Family Fares or avail of our discounts when you use a Leap Card.

The European Rugby Champions Cup kicked off on the 14th November with the top names in European rugby competing for that elusive spot in Murrayfield Staduim on the 13th May 2017. 

Since the renaming of this competition back in 2014, all 4 provinces will partake in battling their way to Edinburgh for the first time this year. Munster will be an interesting side to watch after a rocky season last year as well heading into the tough group that awaits them. Leinster don't have a clear path to the knock-out stages either with the likes of Northampton standing in the way. After winning the Pro12 last year Connacht will be looking to put their mark in Europe and add another trophy to the case. After narrowly missing the quarter-finals last year even with their 8 try win over Oyonnax, Ulster will be hoping to not repeat last year’s mistakes.

DART to the Aviva

Leap Card

Leap Card is a convenient way to pay for rail services in Dublin and Cork and it saves you carrying change.

Customers can save up to 20% on Dart and short hop zone rail journeys in the Dublin area when using Leap card instead of single or return tickets. Check out current Leap Card fares and see what you can save today.

Save time and money (up to 20%) when you use a Leap Card to pay.

Family Tickets

Take the family on a day out by train with our fantastic family tickets valid for 1 or 2 adults and up to 4 children. For more information on prices and a full list of destinations available please click here

If you cannot find the information you require please see our Fares and Ticketing page or email

Web Fares

From €19.99* each way to and from;

  • Belfast
  • Cork
  • Galway

From €9.99* each way to and from;

  • Ennis
  • Limerick
Priority for customers who book online

Customers wishing to travel by rail need to book their tickets online as services will be extremely busy and priority will be given to customers who book their tickets online. There is limited availability on services so don't miss out and buy today.


Students can also avail of our discounted student fares when booking online. Our student return fare to Dublin Heuston from Limerick is €23 and from Cork is €32.50. This also includes free reserved seating where applicable.

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Upcoming Fixtures

Champions Cup


22nd April

  • Munster Rugby Vs Saracens, Aviva Stadium. Kick-off 15:15hrs.
Additional Services
  • 07.00hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston SOLD OUT
  • 07.25 Limerick to Dublin Heuston SOLD OUT
  • 07.40hrs Limerick to Dublin Heuston SOLD OUT
  • 08:00hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston SOLD OUT
  • 08.55hrs Limerick to Dublin Heuston SOLD OUT
  • 09.15hrs Limerick to Dublin Heuston SOLD OUT
  • 09:20hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston SOLD OUT
  • 10.20hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston SOLD OUT
  • 18.00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork has been deferred until 18.10hrs SOLD OUT
  • 19.00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork SOLD OUT
  • 19.50hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork SOLD OUT
  • 19.25hrs Dublin Heuston to Limerick. SOLD OUT
  • 21.00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork SOLD OUT

Grand Canal Dock Station will be closed between 16:40 hrs to18:06hrs:

  • The last Northbound DART will be at 16:31hrs to Howth
  • The last Southbound DART will be at 16.32hrs to Greystones
  • Normal rail services will resume after 18.05hrs

Aviva Stadium & RDS Arena 

The easiest way to travel directly to The Aviva is to take the DART. The train line runs under the West stand of the stadium and stops at Lansdowne Road Station. With the RDS only around the corner from The Aviva you can get the DART to either Landsdowne Road or Sandymount Station with both only being a short 5 minute walk from the stadium. 

Kingspan Stadium

Belfast Central train station is the nearest stop to the Kingspan Stadium and is a 20 minute walk from the Stadium. A Translink Metro Rugby Bus service is provided each match day picking up at East Bridge Street (Central Station) 50 minutes before kick-off then directly to Kingspan Stadium.


Ceannt Station Galway is located at the bottom of Eyre Square and is a 10 minute walk from the Sportsground. Turn left at the bottom of the station and walk up Forster Street up towards College Road and the Sportsground is on the left.

Thomond Park

With Limerick Colbert train station only a 20 minute walk from Thomond Park you won't have to worry about traffic or parking so you can arrive relaxed and ready to soak up the atmosphere.

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*Subject to availability, quotas apply. Reserve Seat Only option is not available on additional services. Online Terms & Conditions apply.

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