In order to help you plan your journey with your bicycle, we have documented this guide to help you. For information on:
- Bicycle Parking in Stations
- Bicycles on InterCity Trains
- Bicycles on Commuter and DART Trains
- Bicycle Hire
Bicycle racks where provided at Iarnród Éireann stations, are free for customers who wish to avail of them. Alternatively, bikelocker.ie offer bicycle lockers to rent at some stations, for further information see www.bikelocker.ie or email email@example.com To see if there is bicycle parking at your station, go to our Station Information section.
All InterCity trains have bicycles carriage facilities. Dublin to Cork and Dublin to Belfast trains are located in a storage area separate from the passenger compartment of the train. All other InterCity routes the bicycle spaces are within the passenger compartment. These routes are restricted to two bicycles per service. Bikes can be carried for free on Dublin - Belfast Enterprise services, however, charges apply on all other intercity routes (see table below).
It is recommended that customers reserve their bicycles spaces onlinewhere available in advance of travel. Just select the bicycle option when you are reserving a seat.
|Station||See applicable fares (link)||See applicable fares (link)|
Bicycles are permitted on Commuter and DART services between 10:00 and 15:30 and after 19:00 Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Customers are asked to stay with their bicycles in the vestibules at all times and ensure they do not allow their bicycles to become a nuisance to other passengers. The carriage of bicycles on Commuter and Dart services is at the discretion of station staff. At certain times (e.g. major sporting fixtures /concerts), it may not be possible to permit carriage of bicycles on Commuter and DART services. Bicycles that are folded and covered can be carried on all Commuter and Dart services with no time restrictions.
If you are travelling with your bicycle, please note the following:
- Customers should walk with their bicycles when they are in the station. It is not permitted to cycle in stations or on platforms
- Customers should use ramps and lifts rather than stairs within stations to gain access to platforms
- Customers should stay with their bicycles onboard trains
- Unaccompanied children cannot bring bicycles onto trains
- No motorised bicycles are allowed on trains
- No bicycles with attached trailers are allowed on trains
- Always use available bicycle storage spaces provided
- Never obstruct exits or passageways
Do you want to enjoy the best the Irish Countryside has to offer after stepping off the train? If so the various bicycle hire companies* below can offer you the freedom at your own pace - rent a bicycle. With their extensive local knowledge, they are on hand to help answer any questions you may have regarding cycling in Ireland. Furthermore they will provide you up to 10% off bicycle hire for Iarnród Éireann customers whether you are interested in renting for an hour, a day or a week. So what are you waiting for saddle up!
|Bicycle Hire Companies|
€20 per day/ €80 per week.
City View Wheels
Hire a Kalkhoff electric bicycle for €25 per day/€125 per week.
Roycroft Cycles -Rent-A-Bike
€14/€16/€18 per day.
396 Blarney Street, Cork.
Phone:+353 (0) 21 4301183
€15 per day/€80 per week.
|Dublin||€10 per day or €60 per week.
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.
|Dublin||Phoenix Park Bike Hire
Paul McQuaid, Park Gate Street,
Phoenix Park, Entrance Dublin 1.
Phone:+353 (0) 86 2656 258
|€5 per hour/ €20 per day.
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customer.
|Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.|
|Kerry (Tralee)||O'Halloran Cycles
83 Boherbue, Tralee, Kerry.
Phone:+353 (0) 66 22820
|€10 per day/ €50 per week.
250m from Tralee Station.
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.
|Kerry (Killarney)||Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers on bicycle hire and hostel accommodation.|
|Laois - Portlaoise||Ml Kavanagh
Railway Street, Portlaoise, Laois.
Phone:+353 (0) 5706 862 1357
|Rental Period: Jun-Sep. €8 per day.|
|Limerick||Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers in off-peak seasons.|
Northwest Adventure Tours
Bike hire starts at €15 per day. Group discounts apply and we also provide a handy drop off and collection service with hired bikes.
Bike hire starts at €18 per day. Group discounts apply and we also provide a handy drop off and collection service.
Bike hire is €15 per day, you can also hire electric bikes for €30 per day.
Bike hire is €15 per day for an adult and €10 for a child.
*Please note that Iarnród Éireann and CIÉ have no affiliation with the above companies.