Fares and Tickets

Buying Tickets Online

Step by Step guide to booking online;

Step 1 - Enter your origin and destination in the 'From' and 'To' fields, select a 'Single' or 'Return' ticket, select your date(s) and click 'Go'.

Step 2A - Choose the service(s) you wish to travel on. (if you are looking for further information like intermediate stations and catering offering, select the 'i' button)

Step 2B - Select the number of each ticket type you require and click 'Buy Ticket'. (Please remember that all tickets come with reserved seating where available, if you are looking to just reserve seats then all you have to do is change the 'Adult' ticket type to '0' on the dropdown menu and choose the number of 'Reserve Seats' you require. The same applies for other ticket types available).

Step 3 - Passenger Details - Enter names. Then you can 'Select Your Own Seat' or choose 'Automatic Seat Selection'. We recommend that if you are booking more than 1 ticket to choose 'Select Your Own Seat' so you can select to sit beside one another. If you choose 'Automatic Seat Selection' then skip to step 5A.

Step 4 - Select Seats - Select the seat(s) you would like to sit in for your journey and click 'Next Step: Login'

Step 5A - Log In - If you have an irishrail account then you need to enter your email address and password and select 'Login Now' to be brought onto the payments page.

Step 5B - Register - If you don't have an account, don't worry, you can 'Register for an online account' there and then. You just need to enter in the details requested and click 'Register Now' and you will then be brought onto the payments page.

Step 6 - Place Order - Enter in your card details and select the station you wish to collect your tickets from, then read and agree to the terms and conditions and click on 'Place Order Now'.

Step 7 - 3D Secure - You will then be brought to our 3D Secure section, the transaction now becomes between you and your bank, they will ask you for your secure password or some information in order to set-up your secure password.  Once you have completed this successfully you must click 'Continue'.

Step 8 - Confirmation - You have now reached the confirmation page, make sure to write down your 'Booking Number' and keep it safe in order to collect your tickets, you will also receive an email confirmation of your booking.