Fares and Tickets

Forget the Car this Summer

Take the Train

Trips to remember

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. 

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.

For more information on travelling with your family Tweet @irishrail

For family fares contact our Customer Information Centre (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00) on 01 83 66 222 or email info@irishrail.ie and our staff will be happy to assist you in choosing the best fare for you and your family.

Leap Card

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.

Save time and money (up to 24%) when you use a Leap Card to pay.

From the 3rd to the 16th July Kids Go Free with Child Leap Cards.  Under 19s that have a Child Leap Card won’t be charged for journeys made between these dates.  You can pick up a free Child Leap Card at Connolly Station Information Desk, Heuston Station Information Desk and Pearse Station Ticket Office.

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