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19th January 2017


Travel to the Aviva Stadium to support The Boys in Green

Get behind the boys in green in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers and friendlies over the coming months. 

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane's men return to the Aviva Stadium this coming March to continue their brave efforts in qualifying for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Ireland are yet to be beaten in this campaign, drawing with Serbia away from home in the opening fixture, then going on to beat Georgia, Moldova and Austria. This great run of results leaves the Republic sitting on top spot heading into what looks to be their most challenging game of the groupe stage yet. 

Captain Séamus Coleman will be looking to inspire his teammates to be on top form against a very talented Welsh side in Ireland's next qualifying fixture. After a great run in France at Euro 2016, the Welsh footballers seem to have dropped a slight bit in form. The Dragons, will be looking to end their three game winless run when they come to the Aviva Stadium. With the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey at hand, Chris Coleman's side will not be underestimated by the Irish fans this March. 

Just 4 days after we welcome the Welsh side to the Aviva, another side who had a very impressive and surprising run at Euro 2016 come to challenge us. Ireland take on Iceland in a friendly match to finish off the International fixtures until June.

Aviva Stadium

The easiest way to travel directly to the ground is to take the DART. The line actually runs under the West stand of the stadium and stops at Lansdowne Road Station.

Extra DART capacity will be added before and after each game for supporters going to the games. 

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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.

DART to the Aviva 139KB

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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


Upcoming Fixtures & Aditional Services

28th March

Ireland Vs. Iceland, Aviva Stadium. Kick-off 19:45hrs. Friendly.

Additional services

Additional services between Lansdowne, Connolly, Bray and Malahide have been added to accommodate supporters travelling to and from the match. Check out our journey planner to see a list of all DART services on the 28th March.


  • 22.12hrs Pearse - Maynooth will be deferred to 22.23hrs.
  • 22.30hrs Pearse - Dundalk will be deferred to 22.40hrs.
  • 22.45hrs Clonsilla - M3 Parkway will be deferred to 22.57hrs.
  • 23.08hrs M3 Parkway - Clonsilla will be deferred to 23.14hrs.
  • 23.10hrs Maynooth - Connolly will be deferred to 23.15hrs.


Due to expected heavy loadings DART, Sligo, Rosslare, Belfast, Maynooth, M3 Parkway & Northern Commuter services may be delayed by 35 minutes from 15.30hrs.

Station Closure

Grand Canal Dock station will be closed from 21.10hrs to 22.35hrs. No trains will stop at Grand Canal Dock during this time.

4 June

Ireland Vs. Uruguay, Aviva Stadium. Kick-off TBD. Friendly.

11 June

Ireland Vs. Austria, Aviva Stadium. Kick-off 17:00hrs. WCQ.


Web Fares

From €19.99* each way to and from;
  • Belfast
  • Cork
  • Galway
From €9.99* each way to and from
  • Limerick
  • Ennis

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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.

For further information on getting to/from the Aviva Stadium click here.

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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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