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:

Bicycle Parking in Stations

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 rent@bikelocker.ie To see if there is bicycle parking at your station, go to our Station Information section.

Bicycles on InterCity Trains

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).

Bicycle Reservations

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.

Bicycle Charges
 Available fromSingleReturn
Website €6 €12
Station See applicable fares (link) See applicable fares (link)

Bicycles on Commuter and DART Trains

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

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!

Bicycle Hire Companies
Location Company Information
Clare-Ennis

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 recquired.
Pre-booking advisable.

Dublin

Neills Wheels Rent a Bike and Tours
Neill Treacy, Cow's Lane,
Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Phone:+353 (0) 85 153 0648
Email: neill@rentabikedublin.com
Web: www.rentabikedublin.com/

€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
Web: www.phoenixparkbikehire.com/
€5 per hour/ €20 per day.
Up to 10% off for Iarnród Éireann customer.
Galway

Europa Cycles
Hunter Buildings, Earls Island,
Galway City, Galway.
Phone:+353 (0) 91 563355
Email: info@europabicycles.net

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)

Killarney Rent-a-bike
Town Clock, Market Cross,
Killarney, Kerry.
Phone:+353 (0) 64 32578
Email:info@killarneysuganhostel.com
Web: http://www.killarneysuganhostel.com/

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

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. 

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