Rail Fares and Tickets

Win Tickets to Leopardstown Christmas Festival

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A not-to-be-missed traditional highlight of the Irish horse racing calendar, the annual Leopardstown Christmas Festival offers National Hunt racing at its best over 4 spectacular days, Wednesday 26th – Saturday 29th December.

Shuttle Bus

Leopardstown Racecourse will be operating a complimentary return shuttle bus from Blackrock Station for those wishing to attend the festival by rail from Thursday 27th December to Saturday 29th December. The shuttle bus will operate at the following times: 10.45hrs, 11:30hrs and 12:00hrs and returning from Leopardstown to Blackrock Station at 16:00hrs, 16:45hrs and 17:30hrs.

For more information please visit www.leopardstown.com as demand for the shuttle buses will be high and priority will go to those who have purchased their tickets in advance.

Competition Time

To celebrate this partnership, we have five pairs of flexi tickets to be won for the Christmas Festival (These tickets allow you to go racing any one day over the Christmas festival).

Enter now

Closing date Friday 14th December at 12 noon.

Web Fares

The train is the perfect way to travel to Dublin and 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 €11.99* each way to and from;

  • Ennis
  • Limerick


Students can also avail of our discounted student fares when booking online. Our student return fare to Cork from Dublin Heuston is €32.38 and from Limerick is €22.98. This also includes free reserved seating where applicable.

Leap Card

Customers can save up to 18% in short hop zone rail journeys in the Dublin area and Cork Suburban 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.

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 click here

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

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