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Car Parking at Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail Stations

From the 26th February 2018, APCOA will replace Parkbytext as the new car parking operators at Iarnród Éireann stations. Customers who are registered with Parkbytext will need to register with APCOA Connect directly as customer information will not be transferred across. Customers can register with APCOA Connect before the 26th February, but will not be able to pay for parking with APCOA Connect until available in their selected station. Customers can start using APCOA Connect as soon as they see the APCOA signs in our station car parks.

After 26th February customers will no longer be able to purchase car parking in our stations through Parkbytext. Any valid Parkbytext parking transactions that extend beyond 26th February will be valid until their transaction end date, this includes TaxSaver or Annual Pass Holders who will be contacted directly to give permission for car details to be provided to APCOA. If you wish to make any changes to your details after the 26th February please contact APCOA directly.

For more information on APCOA Connect please visit their website or see our Frequently Asked Questions below.

In order to find information on car parking availability, please go to our Find a Station section, input your station name and the parking information will be under "Parking & Transport Links".

Rates applicable to all stations where parking charges are in operation unless stated otherwise. 

Galway N/A €6.50* N/A N/A N/A
Limerick Colbert N/A €3* N/A N/A N/A
* Standard rate SMS charges apply.
Car Parking Charges - APCOA Connect
StationHourly Daily (24hrs)WeeklyMonthlyYearly
All locations* N/A €3.50* €9* €30* €360*
Cork, Dublin Connolly and Dublin Heuston €3* €8.50* €30* €112* €1,344*
Galway N/A €6.50 N/A N/A
Limerick Colbert N/A €4 N/A N/A
Car Parking Charges - Machine Charge
StationHourlyDaily (24hrs)WeeklyMonthly
All locations* N/A €4.50 €11 €30
Cork, Dublin Connolly and Dublin Heuston €3 €9.50 €30 €112

Purchasing Car Parking Through APCOA Connect

If you are looking to purchase car parking for one of our Stations online you can do so through the APCOA Connect website or the APCOA Connect app. To download the APCOA Connect app visit the Apple Store for iPhone or Google Play Store for Android.

More information can be found here on the APCOA Connect website

Disabled Parking at Train Stations 

Holders of a Disabled Parking Permit may park in the designated accessible parking bays free of charge - this permit must be displayed clearly within the vehicle. 

FAQs

Can I change the location of parking to another Iarnród Éireann station?

This feature is not available on the APCOA Connect app or website. Please call APCOA Customer Support Centre on 0818 462 888. Calling from outside the Republic of Ireland 01 6516900 who will be able to amend your parking. 

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 07:00hrs - 22:00hrs (open at 06:00hrs until 23rd February 2018)

Saturdays: 08:00hrs -18:00hrs

Can I have multiple cars on my APCOA Account?

Yes you can have multiple cars on your APCOA account, please visit apocaconnect.ie for more information. 

Can I park a different car to the one registered when making my APCOA booking for Iarnród Eireann car park?

This feature is not available on the APOCA Connect app or website. Please call APCOA Customer Support Centre on 0818 462 888. Calling from outside the Republic of Ireland 01 6516900 who will be able to amend your parking. 

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 07:00hrs - 22:00hrs (open at 06:00hrs until 23rd February 2018)

Saturdays: 08:00hrs -18:00hrs

Do car parking charges at Iarnród Éireann car parks include VAT?

Yes car parking charges at Iarnród Éireann car parks do include VAT. There is a detailed breakdown of the taxation portion of each parking history in the APCOA website account section.  

Do I need to register with APCOA Connect or will my details be transferred from Parkbytext?

Due to data protection customer data will not be transferred to APCOA Connect. All customers will need to register with APCOA Connect directly if they are not already registered.

You can download the APCOA Connect app and register before 19th February 2018, however you will not be able to pay for parking at Iarnród Éireann car parks until after that date.

From what date will APCOA Connect be available in Iarnród Éireann stations?

APCOA Connect will become available at Iarnród Éireann car parks on a phased basis starting from Monday 19th February 2018. You can start using APCOA Connect as soon as you see their new signs. After 26th February 2018 you will no longer be able to purchase car parking through Parkbytext for Iarnród Éireann car parks.

How can I make a complaint regarding unfair clamping on Iarnród Éireann property?

To appeal a clamping fine with APCOA please see apcoa.ie for more information. 

How do I book my Iarnród Éireann car parking online with APCOA?

You can book your car parking online through apcoaconnect.ie or through the APCOA Connect app. Visit apcoaconnect.ie for more information on how to book. 

How do I find my Iarnród Éireann car parking location code?

Code  Car Park Location
0905  Arklow Train Station
0907  Athenry Train Station
0872  Athlone Train Station
0901  Athy Train Station
1546  Bagenalstown Train Station
0507  Balbriggan Train Station
0906  Ballinasloe Train Station
0859  Booterstown DART Station
3277  Boyle Train Station
0857  Bray DART Train Station
0900  Carlow Train Station
0916  Castlebar Train Station
1181  Ceannt Train Station (Galway)
0914  Charleville Train Station
0873  Clara Train Station
0860  Clontarf Road DART Station
1609  Colbert Station Limerick
1135  Collooney Train Station
3223  Connolly Train Station
0896  Coolmine Train Station
0858  Dalkey DART Station
0841  Donabate Train Station
0837  Drogheda Train Station
0836  Dundalk Train Station
0891  Edgeworthstown Train Station
0950  Enfield Train Station
0913  Ennis Train Station
1060  Farranfore Train Station
0902  Gorey Train Station
0842  Gormanstown Train Station
0879  Hazelhatch Train Station
3278  Heuston Train Station
3222  Kent Train Station
0877  Kildare Train Station
0910  Kilkenny Train Station
3225  Killarney Train Station
0861  Killester DART Station
0839  Laytown Train Station
0895  Leixlip Confey
0894  Leixlip Louisa Bridge Station
1075  Limerick Junction Station
0890  Longford Train Station
1635  MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny
0555  Malahide Dart Station
0915  Mallow Train Station
0893  Maynooth Train Station
0876  Monasterevin Train Station
0892  Mullingar Train Station
0878  Newbridge Train Station
0875  Portarlington Train Station
0874  Portlaoise Train Station
0550  Portmarnock Dart Station
0904  Rathdrum Train Station
0822  Rosslare Europort
0986  Rosslare Train Station
0508  Rush and Lusk Train Station
3252  Sallins Train Station
0840  Skerries Train Station
3202  Sligo (Mac Diarmada) Railway Station
0862  Sutton DART Station
0912  Templemore Train Station
0911  Thurles Train Station
3224  Tralee Train Station
3226  Tullamore Train Station
1069  Waterford Train Station
0917  Westport Train Station
0903  Wicklow Train Station

How do I know my Iarnród Éireann car park booking with APCOA has been accepted?

When you book your car parking on APCOA Connect App or via the website you will receive a booking confirmation message.

How far in advance to my date/time of travel can I pre-book car parking at an Iarnród Éireann station?

You can pre-book your car parking at an Iarnród Station as far in advance as you would like.

I got clamped at an Iarnród Éireann car park what do I do next?

If you get clamped at an Iarnród Éireann car park, a document will be placed on the window of your car outlining how to pay and who to contact. Please refer to this document.  

I have money in my Parkbytext account, can I transfer this to APCOA Connect?

Unfortunately this is not possible, however Parkbytext will refund your money. They estimate that this may take up to a calendar month in some instances. For more details see Parkbytext Terms and Conditions.

I haven’t pre-booked my parking, can I still use an Iarnród Éireann car park?

Yes, you can pay for your car parking at any Iarnród Éireann station. Please visit our Car Parking section for a list of charges at stations.  

I wish to complain about a car park at an Iarnród Éireann station, who do I contact?

We welcome feedback from our customers. To provide feedback please  call APCOA Customer Support Centre on 0818 462 888. Calling from outside the Republic of Ireland 01 6516900. 

Opening Hours:

07:00hrs - 22:00hrs Monday to Friday (open at 06:00hrs until 23rd February 2018)

08:00hrs -18:00hrs Saturdays

I wish to report a problem with paying for car parking at an Iarnród Éireann station?

APOCA Connect are our Parking Operator and all issues with making payment should be addressed to APCOA. Please call APCOA Customer Support Centre on 0818 462 888. Calling from outside the Republic of Ireland 01 6516900. 

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 07:00hrs - 22:00hrs (open at 06:00hrs until 23rd February 2018)

Saturdays: 08:00hrs -18:00hrs

Is payment on APCOA Connect secure?

Yes, all payments processed by APCOA Connect are secure.

My Iarnród Éireann car parking location code is not working?

Some of our car parking location codes have changed, please see below. For the rest of our car park location codes please go here

Code Car Park Location
3277  Boyle Train Station
3223  Connolly Train Station
3278  Heuston Train Station
3222  Kent Train Station
3225  Killarney Train Station
3252  Sallins Train Station
3202  Sligo (Mac Diarmada) Railway Station
3224  Tralee Train Station
3226  Tullamore Train Station

What are the prices for parking at an Iarnród Éireann car park?

Please visit our Car Parking section for information on car park charges at stations.

What methods of payment can I use to pre-book parking online at an Iarnród Éireann car park?

You can pre-book your car parking online at apcoaconnect.ie or through the APCOA Connect App. APCOA Connect accepts all major credit and debit cards. Visit apcoaconnect.ie for more information. 

When booking parking for an Iarnród Éireann car park are there booking fees?

There are no additional charges for booking your car parking with APCOA for an Iarnród Éireann car park.

Where can I get the APOCA Connect app?

To download the APCOA Connect app visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

With the change to APCOA what happens to my current Parkbytext transactions?

Any valid Parkbytext parking transactions that extend beyond 26th February 2018 (e.g. TaxSaver or annual pass holders), will remain valid in APCOA’s systems. If you wish to make any changes to these details after 26th February 2018 APCOA will be able to assist you further.