Fares and Tickets

Ticket Information

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

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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% 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

Day Return

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% on single tickets in the short hop zone using a leap smartcard.

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 for the outward journey and for one return journey in the opposite direction only within the period of validity shown on the ticket. Save up to 18% on single tickets in the short hop zone using a leap smartcard.

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.

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% 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

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 and until 13:30hrs on Saturday.

To apply for a Child Leap Card, see below;

Apply Online - (Child Leap Card 4 - 15yrs)

Child Leapcard Application Form - (Child Leap Card 16 - 18yrs)

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

Reserve Standard Class Seat

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, InterRail and Free Travel pass holders.

Where can I buy this ticket?

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

Taxsaver Loyalty

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Annual taxsaver ticket holders

What are the conditions of travel?
Current Annual Taxsaver ticket holders can now avail of discounted fares of up to 30% on peak time travel fares online by selecting the 'Railcard/ Taxsaver Loyalty' ticket option.

For more information go to the Taxsaver website.

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

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • 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 €29.50.

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.

Children under 3 years on DART services and under 5 years of ages on InterCity services  travel free 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: Yes
  • Ticket Machines: Yes
  • Ticket Offices: Yes

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.

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 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.

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 (e.g. 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.

Where can I buy this ticket?

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

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*.

Irish Explorer Rail & Bus offers customers 8 days unlimited travel  out of 15 consecutive days on Iarnród Éireann and Bus Éireann services for only €245*.

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

Where can I buy this ticket?

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

Child

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Children (from 5 to 15 years of age)

What are the conditions of travel?
Single/Return ticket is valid for the date(s) shown on ticket only, however, customers can travel on an alternative service other than the time on their ticket provided they pay a €10 surcharge at the ticket office prior to departure. Customers will be assigned a reserved seat at no extra cost on the reservable leg(s) of their journey.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: Yes
  • Ticket Machines: For collection
  • Ticket Offices: For collection

Reserve Seat Only

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Customers in possession of a valid open class ticket
  • 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 for €5.00 per person each way.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: Yes
  • Ticket Machines: For collection
  • Ticket Offices: For collection

Railcard / Taxsaver

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Railcard and Annual Taxsaver ticket holders

What are the conditions of travel?
Customers must be in possession of a valid railcard or valid annual taxsaver ticket to avail of discounted fares up to 30% off peak travel fares. Single/Return ticket is valid for the date(s) shown on ticket only, however, customers can travel on an alternative service other than the time on their ticket provided they pay a €10 surcharge at the ticket office prior to departure. Customers will be assigned a reserved seat at no extra cost on the reservable leg(s) of their journey.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: Yes
  • Ticket Machines: For collection
  • Ticket Offices: For collection

Adult

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Adults (16 years of age and older)

What are the conditions of travel?
Single/Return ticket is valid for the date(s) shown on ticket only, however, customers can travel on an alternative service other than the time on their ticket provided they pay a €10 surcharge at the ticket office prior to departure. Customers will be assigned a reserved seat at no extra cost on the reservable leg(s) of their journey.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: Yes
  • Ticket Machines: For collection
  • Ticket Offices: For collection

Student

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.  Single/Return ticket is valid for the date(s) shown on ticket only, however, customers can travel on an alternative service other than the time on their ticket provided they pay a €10 surcharge at the ticket office prior to departure. Customers will be assigned a reserved seat at no extra cost on the reservable leg(s) of their journey.

Where can I buy this ticket?

  • Online: Yes
  • Ticket Machines: For collection
  • Ticket Offices: For collection