Forget the Car this Summer
Take the train for the best family travel experience
This summer leave the car at home and take the train to some of Ireland top destinations with so much to see and do for all the family, for ideas on where to go see our great summer festivals blog.
Book online to avail of our best value fares and just pick up your tickets from the ticket machine when you arrive at the station. When you book online you can reserve your seats at no extra cost.
Under 5s are free on intercity journeys and children 5 – 15 years are half the adult fully flexible online fares.
All family tickets are valid for a return journey for 1 or 2 adults and up to 4 children between 5 and 15yrs old. Children under 5yrs travel free on Intercity services.
Where can I buy one?
Tickets can be purchased at Tickets Offices or at the Ticket Vending Machines in stations.
|Family Fares to/ from Dublin|
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Open return fare is valid for 1 return trip to be used within 30 days of the outward journey. Prices are caluculated for 2 Adults and 2 Children.
DART and Dublin Family Travel
The DART is a great way to get around the beautiful Dublin bay. The €20 Family 1 Day Rail only ticket is available from station ticket machines and ticket offices. It allows a family of 2 adults and up to 4 children to unlimited travel on DART and commuter rail in the short hop zone in and around Dublin for that day.
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For family fares contact our Customer Information Centre (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00) on 01 83 66 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and our staff will be happy to assist you in choosing the best fare for you and your family.
Customers can save up to 18% 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.
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Terms & Conditions
- Restrictions might apply to ticket sales on specfic days or routes.
- 1 adult and 1 child must travel on Family Tickets
- Children must be aged between 5 – 15 yrs on Intercity Tickets
- Family Day Return Tickets are valid for travel on the date shown on the ticket only.
- The outward portion of a Family Open Return Ticket must be used on the date shown on the ticket only and the return portion can be used up to 30 days from this date.