Fares and Tickets

Tickets Explained

Whatever your journey, we have a ticket that will be just right for you.

Be sure to purchase the appropriate ticket for your journey to avoid a fixed payment notice plus the unpaid fare due!

Low Flex Fare

What are the conditions of travel?
Your ticket is valid on the selected service only. No change or refund is possible.

Where can I buy this ticket? You can purchase the ticket by clicking "Buy Now" below.

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Where do I collect the ticket? See our Ticket Collection section.

Semi Flexible Fare

What are the conditions of travel?
Amendments or cancellations can only be made online up to 24 hours before departure if ticket has not been printed, subject to a 20 percent fee. Without changing your booking, you can travel on that day, on the service before or after your booking, subject to availability.

Where can I buy this ticket? You can purchase the ticket by clicking "Buy Now" below.

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Where do I collect the ticket? See our Ticket Collection section.

Flexible Fare

What are the conditions of travel?
Amendments or cancellations can only be made online up to 90 minutes before departure if ticket has not been printed. On the day of travel, without changing your booking, you can travel on all services on this route, subject to availability.

Where can I buy this ticket? You can purchase the ticket by clicking "Buy Now" below..

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Where do I collect the ticket? See our Ticket Collection section.

First Class Ticket

What are the conditions of travel?
Amendments or cancellations can only be made online up to 90 minutes before departure if ticket has not been printed. On the day of travel, without changing your booking, you can travel on all services on this route, subject to availability.

See our First Class Travel page for more information.

Where can I buy this ticket? You can purchase the ticket by clicking "Buy Now" below..

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Where do I collect the ticket? See our Ticket Collection section.

Adult Ticket

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Adults (16 years of age and older)

What are the conditions of travel? Subject to the fare purchased ie low, semi flexible, flexible, first class.

Where can I buy this ticket? You can purchase the ticket by clicking "Buy Now" below.

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Where do I collect the ticket? See our Ticket Collection section.

Child Ticket

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Children (from 5 to 15 years of age)

What are the conditions of travel?
Where there is doubt regarding the age qualification, it is the responsibility of the passenger or their guardian or parent to produce satisfactory evidence of age when requested by any Iarnród Éireann staff member. Amendments and cancellations are subject to the fare purchased ie low, semi flexible, flexible, first class. 

Children under 5 years travel free in standard class on any Iarnród Éireann services when accompanied by a passenger holding a valid ticket, provided children do not occupy seats required for paying passengers.

Please note that while a child under 5 does not need a ticket in order to travel, a seat only reservation must be purchased in order to guarantee a seat.

Where can I buy this ticket? You can purchase the ticket by clicking "Buy Now" below.

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Where do I collect the ticket? See our Ticket Collection section.

Student Ticket

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Students

What are the conditions of travel?
Students must be in possession of a valid college ID to avail of student discounted tickets, for more information, go to our student section.  Amendments and cancellations are subject to the fare purchased ie low, semi flexible, flexible, first class.

Where can I buy this ticket? You can purchase the ticket by clicking "Buy Now" below.

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Where do I collect the ticket? See our Ticket Collection section.

Seat Only Reservation (ie Free Travel Pass Holders)

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Customers in possession of a valid open class ticket
  • Free Travel/DSFA Pass Holders

What are the conditions of travel?
Customers who are already in possession of or purchasing on the day of travel a valid standard class ticket(s) such as Family Tickets, Day Return, Open Return, Weekly, Monthly, Annual, InterRail and Free Travel pass holders can reserve a seat on a service from €2.50 per person each way.

How do I buy this ticket? Read our FAQ on how to book a seat only reservation here.

Where can I buy this ticket? You can purchase the ticket above using our journey planner.

Where do I collect the ticket? See our Ticket Collection section.

 

 

Taxsaver

Who is this available to? 

  • Adults 

What are the conditions of travel?
Taxsaver is a facility for Employers to purchase Monthly or Annual commuter tickets on behalf of their employees - TAX FREE. Companies save up to 10.75% in PRSI while employees can save between 31% - 52% in tax, PRSI and USC.

For more information and to see how much you can save, go to our Taxsaver website.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: No
  • Ticket Machines: No
  • Ticket Offices: No

Annual

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Adults

What are the conditions of travel?
Annual Tickets are valid for a 12 month period from the first day of any month to the last day of the previous month the following year.

For more information and to see how much you can save, go to our Taxsaver website.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: No
  • Ticket Machines: No
  • Ticket Offices: No

Weekly

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Adults
  • Students
  • Children

What are the conditions of travel?
Weekly Tickets are valid for one week from Sunday to Saturday.

Adults do not require an ID to purchase a weekly ticket.

Photo ID is required for Student tickets. Check out our student section for more information.

Child weekly tickets have been extended to Drogheda from the SHZ for customers up to 18 years old. These can only be purchased on production of your own personalised Child Leap Card.

To calculate the cost of a Weekly ticket visit our Fares Information page and select your route.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: No
  • Ticket Machines: Yes
  • Ticket Offices: Yes

Monthly

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Adults
  • Students
  • Children

What are the conditions of travel?
Monthly Tickets are valid for unlimited travel within the zone specified for one calendar month (eg January).

Adults do not require an ID to purchase a monthly ticket.

Photo ID is required for Student tickets. Check out our student section for more information.

Child monthly tickets have been extended to Drogheda from the SHZ for customers up to 18 years old. These can only be purchased on production of your own personalised Child Leap Card.

To calculate the cost of a Monthly ticket visit our Fares Information page and select your route.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: No
  • Ticket Machines: Yes 
  • Ticket Offices: Yes
 

Single or One-Way

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Students

What are the conditions of travel?

Valid for one journey on the date shown on the ticket. Save up to 18 percent on single tickets in the short hop zone using a leap smartcard.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: Yes
  • Ticket Machines: Yes
  • Ticket Offices: Yes

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Day Return

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Students

What are the conditions of travel?

Valid for one return journey on the date shown on the ticket. Save up to 18 percent on return tickets in the short hop zone using a leap smartcard. To calculate the cost of a Day Return ticket view our Fares Information page and select your route. 

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: No
  • Ticket Machines: Yes
  • Ticket Offices: Yes

 

Open Return

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Students

What are the conditions of travel?
Valid for one outward journey on the date shown on the ticket and for one return journey in the opposite direction only within 30 days. Save up to 18% on single tickets in the short hop zone using a leap smartcard. To calculate the cost of an Open Return ticket view our Fares Information page and select your route. 

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: No
  • Ticket Machines: Yes
  • Ticket Offices: Yes

Family

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Families

What are the conditions of travel?
Valid for one or two adults and up to four children under 16 years. Day Return and Open Return tickets available. A minimum of one adult and one child must travel. 

Please note that while a child under 5 does not need a ticket in order to travel, a seat only reservation must be purchased in order to guarantee a seat.

Go to our Family Travel section for more information.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: No
  • Ticket Machines: Yes
  • Ticket Offices: Yes

Student

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • 3rd Level Students
  • 2nd Level Students aged 16 to 18 years

What are the conditions of travel?
A variety of student tickets are available which offer discounts of up to 30 percent on a number of full adult fares.

These tickets range from single, day return or open return to weekly and monthly season tickets.

Valid Photo ID is required so check out our student section for more information.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: Yes
  • Ticket Machines: Yes
  • Ticket Offices: Yes

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Schoolchild

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • School children 18 years or younger

What are the conditions of travel?
Schoolchild fares on DART and Commuter services apply during school term only, until 19:00hrs, Monday to Friday.

To apply for a Child Leap Card, see below;

Apply Online for a 4-15yrs Anonymous Child Leap

Apply Online for a 16-18yrs Child Leap

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: No - Top up only
  • Ticket Machines: No - Top up only
  • Ticket Offices: No

First Class Upgrades

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • All

What are the conditions of travel?
Reserving a First Class seat - Those in possession of a standard class ticket on certain Iarnród Éireann Services (excluding Cross Border services) may upgrade to first class. A supplement  will apply for each single journey on a particular route. Upgrades are subject to availability.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: Yes
  • Ticket Machines: No
  • Ticket Offices: Yes

Seat Only Reservation

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Customers in possession of a valid open class ticket
  • DSFA Pass Holders

What are the conditions of travel?
Is an option for customers who are in possession of or purchasing on the day of travel a valid standard class ticket(s) such as Family Tickets, Day Return, Open Return, Weekly, Monthly, Annual, Taxsaver Monthly, Taxsaver Annual, InterRail and Free Travel pass holders. Read our FAQ on how to book a seat only reservation here.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: Yes
  • Ticket Machines: No
  • Ticket Offices: No

Group Travel

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • All

What are the conditions of travel?
Iarnród Éireann offer fantastic rates for groups of 10 or more people travelling together on Intercity services Dublin - Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Belfast, Waterford, Wexford  routes.

Go to our Groups section for more information.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: No
  • Ticket Machines: No
  • Ticket Offices: No

Only available by completing our Group Travel Form or calling us on 1850 366 222 (Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00)

Child

Children Travelling on Intercity Services


Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Customers under 16 years of age

What are the conditions of travel?
Child Fares on InterCity services for children of 5 to 15 years of age are discounted up to half the appropriate adult fare up to a maximum fare of €31.00.

Please note that while a child under 5 does not need a ticket in order to travel, a seat only reservation must be purchased in order to guarantee a seat.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: Yes
  • Ticket Machines: Yes
  • Ticket Offices: Yes

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Children travelling in the Short Hop Zone - Child Leap Card

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Customers under 18 years of age in possession of a child leap card
  • Customers under 16 years of age if purchasing from ticket office or ticket machine

What are the conditions of travel?
Children under 5 years of ages travel free in standard class on any Iarnród Éireann service when accompanied by a passenger holding a valid ticket, provided children do not occupy seats required for paying passengers.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: No - Top up only
  • Ticket Machines: Yes
  • Ticket Offices: Yes

The Child Leap Card is available to anyone under 18 years of age travelling in the short hop zone.

To apply for a Child Leap Card, see below;

Apply Online for a 4-15yrs Anonymous Child Leap

Apply Online for a 16-18yrs Child Leap

Where there is doubt regarding the age qualification, it will be the responsibility of the passenger to produce satisfactory evidence of age to secure the reduced fare.

Note:

1) Tickets purchased online may be cheaper than the normal booking office fare, offer free assigned seating and are subject to terms and conditions accepted at the time of booking.

2) Child tickets are available from all ticket machines.

Trekker Four Day

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Adults

What are the conditions of travel?
Four consecutive days of unlimited travel on all Iarnród Éireann services in the Republic of Ireland from the date of issue on the ticket.

Price €110.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: No
  • Ticket Machines: No
  • Ticket Offices: Yes

Explorer

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Adults
  • Children

What are the conditions of travel?
Irish Explorer Rail Only offers customers 5 days unlimited travel out of 15 consecutive days on all Iarnród Éireann services in the Republic of Ireland for only €160*.

*Prices shown are standard class fares.  Child fares are 50 percent of the adult fare shown.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: No
  • Ticket Machines: No
  • Ticket Offices: Yes

Leap Visitor Card

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Adults
  • Children

What are the conditions of travel?

Leap Visitor Card offers customers 1, 3 or 7 days unlimited travel on all Iarnród Éireann Dart and Commuter Rail in the Short Hop Zone (all of Dublin City and county, Airlink 747 airport bus service, all Dublin Bus and all Luas services)

Price

  • 1 day (24 hours) – €10.00
  • 3 days (72 hours) – €19.50
  • 7 days (168 hours) – €40.00 

Only available to purchase at the following locations?

Dublin Airport

  • Spar shops (T1 and T2 Arrivals)
  • Discover Ireland Tourist Information Desks (T1 and T2 Arrivals)
  • Dublin Airport Travel Information Desk (T1 Arrivals)

Dublin City Centre

For more information please see Leap Visitor Card.