Rail Fares and Tickets

Support the provinces and take the train to 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 12th October with the top names in European rugby competing for that elusive spot in Newcastle's St. James' Park in May 2019. 

Ulster don't have a clear path to the knock-out stages with the likes of Scarlets and Racing 92 standing in the way but they will be looking to learn from last year’s mistakes.

After failing to qualify for the Champions Cup this year Connacht will be looking to put their mark in Europe and finish on top in the Challenge Cup.

Reigning Champions Leinster will be looking to hold onto their title and add a fifth star to their jersey.  After two Semi-Finals in a row Munster will be hoping to go a step further this season and reach Newcastle in May.

Upcoming Fixtures


8th - Connacht Rugby vs. Perpignan, The Sportsground. Kick-off 15:00hrs

9th - Munster Rugby vs Castres Olympique, Thomond Park. Kick-off 13:00hrs

Additional Services

  • 09:30hrs Limerick Junction/Limerick will operate
  • 17:00hrs Dublin Heuston/Cork will additionally service Limerick Junction

14th - Ulster Rugby vs Scarlets, Kindspan Stadium. Kick-off 19:45hrs

15th - Leinster Rugby vs Bath Rugby, Aviva Stadium. Kick-off 17:30hrs


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Web Fares

From €19.99* each way to and from Cork

From €17.99* each way to and from Belfast and Sligo

From €16.99* each way to and from Galway

From €12.99* each way to and from Ennis and Limerick

From €22.99* each way to and from Tralee

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

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 now.


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.

Book Online

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The DART is the perfect way to get to the RDS, you won't have to worry about traffic or parking so you can arrive relaxed and ready to enjoy the atmosphere . 

Take the family by DART from as little as €20.00, with our fantastic family tickets for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children aged 5-15 years and get unlimited travel by DART or Suburban rail for a day.

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 percent 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.

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

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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 visit our Family Travel page. 

If you cannot find the information you require please see our Fares and Ticketing page or email info@irishrail.ie


Aviva Stadium and 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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