Travel Information

Bicycle Information

In order to help you plan your journey with your bicycle, we have documented this guide to help you. For information on:

Fold Up Bikes

Fold up bikes can be carried on-board all services free of charge, subject to availability. Please be sure all fold up bicycles are folded properly.

Bicycle Parking in Stations

Bicycle racks where provided at Iarnród Éireann stations, are free for customers who wish to avail of them.

Alternatively, bicycle lockers are also available to rent at some stations. Two companies operate bike lockers within some of our stations, , for further information see Bike Locker.  Go to Station Information section, choose your station and under ''Parking & Transport links'' you will be able to find what bicycle parking facilities are available. 

Bicycles on InterCity Trains

All InterCity trains have bicycle 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. Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail reserve the right to remove bicycles if staff feel they are obstructing other customers or if they are a safety hazard. 

Please note that from the 19th October 2015 bicycles will not be permitted during the following times for journeys into/out of Heuston station from Monday - Friday unless the bicycle is booked on Intercity services in advance on-line.

  • Services arriving into Heuston station from 07.00 to 09.30
  • Services departing Heuston station from 16.00 to 19.00

Bicycle spaces must be booked, in advance, online at www.irishrail.ie There will be no charge for these bookings.

These routes are restricted to two bicycles per service. Please note that Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail reserve the right to refuse to carry more than two bicycles if there are only two bike spaces available on a service. Bicycles that are folded and covered can be carried on all  services free of charge. 

A bicycle can be carried up to maximum of 1.8 meters in length and up to 0.865m in width.

Bicycle Reservations

Where restriction apply as per above, customers must book their bicycle onto applicable services. Customers who turn up for restricted services without a bike booking will not be allowed travel.  At times where restrictions are not applicable we recommend customers to pre book their bicycles for comfort and convenience.*

Bicycles on Commuter and DART Trains

Bicycles are not permitted on Commuter and DART services before 10:00hrs and between the hours of 15:30hrs and 19:00hrs Monday to Friday. Bikes are permitted 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 on board 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. Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail reserve the right to remove bicycles if staff feel they are obstructing other customers or if they are a safety hazard.

Bicycle Hire

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!

Dublin Bike Scheme

There are two Dublin Bike scheme docking stations located at Heuston Station. Please visit dublinbikes.ie for further information.

Bicycle Hire Companies**
LocationCompanyInformation
Clare Michael Tierney
17 Abbey Street, Ennis, Clare.
Phone:+353 (0) 6529433
Email: enniscycles@eircom.net
€20 per day/ €80 per week.
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.
Cork City View Wheels
31-36 Blarney Street, Cork.
Phone: +353 (0) 21 4304547
Web: www.cityviewwheels.com/
Hire a Kalkhoff electric bicycle for €25 per day/€125 per week.
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.
Cork Roycroft Cycles -Rent-A-Bike
Heron Court, Fields Carpark,
Skibbereen, Cork.
Phone:+353 (0) 28 21235
Email: Roycroftcycles@eircom.net
€14/€16/€18 per day.
7 designated cycle routes.
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.
Cork Cycle Scene
396 Blarney Street, Cork.
Phone:+353 (0) 21 4301183
Email: cyclescene@gmail.com
Web: www.cyclescene.ie
€15 per day/€80 per week.
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.
Security deposit required.
Pre-booking advisable.
Dublin

Irish Centre for Cycling
Malahide Castle,
Malahide, Co. Dublin
Phone:+353 (0) 1 8168345
Email: info@irishcentreforcycling.ie
Web: www.irishcentreforcycling.ie

Situated right next to Malahide DART station in the grounds of historic Malahide Castle. Bike rental and tours for individuals and groups.

Helmet and hi-visibility vest provided free of charge. All hire bikes are top quality Giant bikes. Beautiful castle grounds and nearby coastal routes are a must see. Up to10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.

Dublin Neills Wheels Rent a Bike and Tours
Neill Treacy, Cow's Lane,
Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Phone:+353 (0) 85 153 0648
Email:
Web: www.rentabikedublin.com/
€10 per day or €60 per week.
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.
Dublin
Phoenix Park Bikes
Gatekeeper Hut, Chesterfield Avenue, Dublin 8.
Phone:+353 (0) 86 3799 946
Standard Bikes
1 hr – €5
3 hours – €10
Full Day – €15
Tandem & Electric Bikes
€10 for 1 hour
€20 for 3 hours
€30 for full Day
Carry Along for Kids
From
€2.50 for Child’s Seat
Trailers (Fits up to 2 kids)

From €10

Kerry (Killarney) Killarney Rent-a-bike
Town Clock, Market Cross,
Killarney, Kerry.
Phone:+353 (0) 64 32578
Email:info@killarneysuganhostel.com
Web: http://www.suganhostelkillarney.com/ 
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers on bicycle hire and hostel accommodation.
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.
 Laois-Portlaoise Ml Kavanagh
Railway Street, Portlaoise, Laois.
Phone:+353 (0) 5706 862 1357
Rental Period: Jun-Sep. €8 per day.
 Limerick Emerald Appliances
21 Roches Street, Limerick.
Phone:+353 (0) 61 416983
Email: emeraldalpi@eircom.net
Web: www.irelandrentabike.com
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers in off-peak seasons. 
 Sligo/Leitrim Northwest Adventure Tours
Sligo.
Email: northwestadventuretours@gmail.com Web: http://www.northwestadventuretours.ie/
 

Bike hire starts at €15 per day. Group discounts apply and we also provide a handy drop off and collection service with hired bikes.
Guided on and off road trips also available. Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.

 Waterford Lismore Cycling Holidays
32 The Hermitage, Abbeyside,
Dungarvan, Waterford.
Phone: +353 (0)87 9356610
Email: info@cyclingholidays.ie
Web: www.cyclingholidays.ie
Bike hire starts at €18 per day. Group discounts apply and we also provide a handy drop off and collection service.
All our bikes are lightweight with aluminium frames and come equipped with helmet, high visibility jacket, lock, spare tube, tyre levers and a bar bag.
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.
 Westport The Westport Bike Shop
The Paddock, Newport Road,
Westport, Co. Mayo.
Phone: +353 (0) 98 24966
Email: info@westportbikeshop.ie 
Web: www.westportbikeshop.ie
Bike hire is €15 per day, you can also hire electric bikes for €30 per day.
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.
Westport Westport Bikes 4 Hire
Carrabawn, Westport, Co. Mayo
Phone: +353 (0) 86 0880882
Email: info@westportbikes4hire.com
Web: www.westportbikes4hire.com
Bike hire is €15 per day for an adult and €10 for a child.
Up to 15% off for Iarnród Éireann customers.

*Bicycles spaces must be booked in advance online

**Please note that Iarnród Éireann and CIÉ have no affiliation with the above companies.