Rail Fares and Tickets

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The train is the perfect way to travel with our fantastic web fares

This is the first year the new format, the Super 8 will come into place into the Football league, this will replace the current All-Ireland football quarter finals.

A new format will also come into play in the Hurling league with the Round Robin stage and Joe McDonagh Cup. This Round Robin style tournament will have each team play each other at least once before the provincial finals. The top two teams will face each other in the final. The third place team then goes onto the preliminary quarter final.

The new formats provide more games for each of the teams when compared to the old qualifiers. 

Galway and Dublin will have their work cut out for them as they try to retain their crowns as All-Ireland Hurling and Football Champions, whilst their challengers attempt to knock them off their perch.

Special Services

Alcohol is prohibited on these services. Any supporters attempting to bring alcohol on board trains will have the alcohol confiscated. Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail thank you for your cooperation. 

Please note that Free Travel Passes are not covered on special services. Customers travelling on Free Travel Passes will need to book their seats onto regular services. 

Upcoming GAA Fixtures

Below is a list of Championship fixtures that are easily accessible by train.

Hurling Championship 

All Ireland Senior Championship Semi Finals

Saturday 28th July
  • Galway vs Clare, Páirc an Chrócaigh. Throw-in 17:00hrs

Additional Services

  • 09:55hrs Galway to Dublin Heuston 
  • 10:35hrs Limerick to Dublin Heuston
  • 19:35hrs Dublin Heuston to Galway is deferred to 20:20hrs and will call additionally at Attymon and Oranmore
  • 20:10hrs Dublin Heuston to Limerick
  • 20:40hrs Dublin Heuston to Galway
Cork Limerick

We expect services will be very busy and are advising that all customers book online in advance for all morning services ex Galway and return evening services ex Heuston.

Bookings can be made online at www.irishrail.ie. Please note that no ticket will be sold at the station.

Sunday 29th July
  • Cork vs Limerick, Páirc an Chrócaigh. Throw-in 15:30hrs

Additional Services

  • 09:10hrs Limerick to Dublin Heuston
  • 09:40hrs Limerick to Dublin Heuston
  • 18:50hrs Dublin Heuston to Limerick
  • 19:24hrs Dublin Heuston to Limerick
  • Regular 19:25hrs Dublin Heuston to Limerick is deferred to 19:32hrs
  • Regular 21:25hrs Mallow to Cork is deferred to 21:30hrs

We expect services will be very busy and are advising that all customers book online in advance for all morning services ex Limerick and return evening services ex Heuston.

Football Championship 

All Ireland Senior Championships Quarter Finals (Super 8's)

 Saturday 4th August
  • Kerry vs Kildare, Fitzgerald Stadium. Throw-in 18:00hrs
Sunday 5th August
  • Dublin vs Roscommon, Páirc an Chrócaigh. Throw-in 15:30hrs
Dublin vs Kildare

Web Fares

The train is the perfect way to travel with our fantastic Web Fares you can sit back, relax and let us do the driving.

From €19.99* each way to and from;

  • Cork

From €17.99* each way to and from;

  • Belfast

From €16.99* each way to and from:

  • Galway

From €12.99* each way to and from;

  • Ennis
  • Limerick

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Galway v Tipperary

Priority for customers who book online

Customers wishing to travel by rail need to book their tickets online as services will be extremely busy and priority will be given to customers who book their tickets online. There is limited availability on services so don't miss out and buy now.

Family Tickets

Take the family on a day out by train with our fantastic family tickets valid for 1 or 2 adults and up to 4 children. For more information on prices and a full list of destinations available please visit our Family Travel page. 

If you cannot find the information you require please see our Fares and Ticketing page or email info@irishrail.ie


Students can also avail of our discounted student fares when booking online. Our student return fare to Dublin Heuston from Limerick is €23 and from Cork is €32.50. This also includes free reserved seating where applicable.

*Subject to availability, quotas apply. Reserve Seat Only option is not available on additional services. Online Terms and Conditions apply.