As the National Rail provider in Ireland, Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail offers a simple, convenient and comfortable way to
travel around our beautiful country. Whether you are travelling long distance between counties or just short distance urban journeys, Iarnród Éireann provide the excellent public transport no matter where you are travelling to. Why not take a look at our route maps
to help you plan your journey across our rail network.
For the longer journeys around Ireland, our regional, Intercity services are a relaxing and scenic way to travel from county to county. We offer some great on board features such as WiFi, catering and power sockets. See our Intercity
page for more information on our Intercity services and for information on our catering services see our catering
If you are looking to travel short distance for day trips or to events around Dublin, our DART and Commuter services are the perfect way to get around. Both services run as often as every 15 minutes and serve a large number of stations around Dublin and into the surrounding counties. The DART line runs along the coast of the Irish Sea from Malahide or Howth in North County Dublin soutwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow. This line offers stunning scenic views while you travel quickly from town to town. The Commuter services stretch the DART lines slightly further, continuing out to the surrounding counties of Dublin, such as Louth, Meath, Longford, Kildare and Wicklow. See our DART & Commuter
page for more information.
Travel through Ireland by Train
Iarnród Éireann make it easy for you to travel around Ireland. Our rail network covers Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Kerry, Mayo, Sligo, Waterford, Wexford and many more counties around Ireland. Buy a Trekker Pass or 'Explorer Travel Ticket'
and explore our beautiful country at your leisure. Our fantastic web fares also offers heavily discounted rail tickets when booked 7 or more days in advance meaning we are making it even cheaper for you to see all our beautiful country has to offer!
From the mountains and lakes of Killarney in Co. Kerry to the rugged coastline of Galway bay. Visit the Titanic's last port of call at Cobh, Co. Cork or stroll through the historic Marble city (Kilkenny). Discover Wexford
to see what the South-East of the Island have to offer.
As well as endless natural beauty, Ireland also has thrilling festivals and events going on all year round. Plenty of these events are accessible by train. Our Festivals and Events guide
will help you see what is going on around Ireland, we can take you to there!
Book your tickets online to save time and money
Iarnród Éireann offers a huge discount on tickets purchased online as opposed to tickets bought at the booking office in our stations. When customers book online in advance of 7 days or more they will avail of our cheapest fares subject to demand. For more information, see our webfares page.
When booking online, you can avail of our seat reservation system. If you are travelling with friends or family why not choose to seat beside each other to avoid disappointment of being split up on busy trains. Sit back and enjoy each others company while travelling through our beautiful countryside.
For families of up to 2 Adults and 4 Children, Iarnród Éireann offer excellent family fares. For family days out on the DART a family of 1 or 2 adults and up to 4 children can get unlimited travel by DART or Suburban rail for a day for just €20.
We also offer excellent family fares on our Intercity services. See our Family Travel page to see how much you and your family can save.
To help you make the most of your journey with us, please check out the following: