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Reservation Only

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Customers in possession of a valid open class ticket

What are the conditions of travel?

Customers who are already in possession of or purchasing on the day of travel a valid standard class ticket(s) such as Family Ticket, Day Return, Open Return, Weekly, Monthly, Annual or InterRail ticket can book on their chosen service by selecting the 'Reservation Only' option in the Passenger selection box. Customers are advised there is limited availability for seat only bookings online.

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Where do I collect the ticket? 

See our Ticket Collection section.

Free Travel Pass

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Free Travel/DSFA Pass Holders

What are the conditions of travel?

Customers who hold a Free Travel / DSFA Pass can book on their chosen service by selecting the 'Free Travel Pass' option in the Passenger selection box. Customers are advised there is limited availability for Free Travel bookings online.

How do I buy this ticket? 

Where can I buy this ticket? 

  • You can purchase the ticket above using our Journey Planner. Tickets can only be purchased up to 90 days in advance.
  • An allocation of bookings on all InterCity services can be reserved online without a fee for 'Free Travel Pass or valid ticket holders'. When this allocation is fully booked, all remaining seats can be reserved by 'Free Travel Pass or valid ticket holders' for €2.50 per journey. 

Where do I collect the ticket? 

See our Ticket Collection section.

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For more information on Online Tickets please see Ticket Information

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There are a limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces on each train, book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Travel Pass or Valid Ticket holder

Is an option for customers who are in possession of Free Travel Pass, a valid standard class ticket(s), seasonal ticket(s), Taxsaver ticket(s) or InterRail to book onto a train in standard class. Customers who have a valid standard class ticket but wish to upgrade to First Class should also use this selection. For more information go to Tickets Explained section.

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Additional Rail Services for Upcoming Events

Ireland is set for an action packed few months with some amazing events taking place. Below is a list of upcoming concerts and events which we will be running additional services for!

InterCity Customers wishing to travel by rail will have to book their tickets online as services will be busy and priority will be given to customers who book their tickets online. Tickets for the additional late night services (where applicable) will only be sold online with tickets not available for customers who show up at the station.

Please be advised that due to the Concerts and Events taking place an increased number of passengers will be travelling on our services and we advise customers to arrive early for their InterCity departure service to allow for the appropriate amount of time to collect tickets and board the service.

Free travel pass holders please note free travel passes are non-transferrable and can only be used by the named person. You cannot use your free travel pass on services not listed in the official timetable, on tours and special rail services. You can only use it on all regular timetable services.

Upcoming Concerts and Events

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

Additional Services

Sunday 12th May 2024
  • 13:30 Waterford to Kilkenny
  • 23:30 Kilkenny to Waterford
Thursday 16th May 2024
  • 23:30 Cork to Cobh
  • 00:30 Cork to Cobh*
  • 23:15 Cork to Midleton
  • 00:15 Cork to Midleton*
  • 23:00 Cork to Mallow is deferred to 23.20
  • 00:20 Cork to Mallow*

*For services departing after midnight search the following morning on our Journey Planner

Sunday 19th May 2024
  • 00:40 Dublin Heuston to Cork with connection to Limerick Colbert (as service departs after midnight search the following morning in our Journey Planner)

Rod Stewart

  • Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin - Sunday 26th May 2024

Bord Bia Bloom

  • Phoenix Park, Dublin - 30th May - 3rd June 2024

P!NK - Summer Carnival World Tour

  • Aviva Stadium, Dubin - Thursday 20th June 2024
  • Aviva Stadium, Dubin - Friday 21st June 2024

Additional services operating each night for P!NK

  • 00:40 Dublin Heuston to Cork with connection to Limerick Colbert (as service departs after midnight search the following morning in our Journey Planner)

Taylor Swift - The Eras Tour

  • Aviva Stadium, Dublin - Friday 28th June 2024
  • Aviva Stadium, Dublin - Saturday 29th June 2024
  • Aviva Stadium, Dublin - Sunday 30th June 2024

Additional services operating each night for Taylor Swift

  • 00:40 Dublin Heuston to Cork with connection to Limerick Colbert (as service departs after midnight search the following morning in our Journey Planner)

Europa League Final, Aviva Stadium 

22nd May - Teams TBC

Additional services

  • 00:30 Heuston to Cork (Thursday 23rd May 2024)
  • 02:00 Limerick Junction to Limerick (Thursday 23rd May 2024)

Travel Regulations

  • Pre book for InterCity Travel 
  • Alcohol is not permitted on any train service

Free travel pass holders please note free travel passes are non-transferrable and can only be used by the named person. You cannot use your free travel pass on services not listed in the official timetable, on tours and special rail services. You can use it on all regular timetable services. Click here for more information on how to reserve a seat using a free travel pass.

Web Fares

  • From €21.49* each way to and from Cork
  • From €13.99* each way to and from Belfast
  • From €14.79* each way to and from Sligo
  • From €13.99* each way to and from Galway
  • From €14.99* each way to and from  Limerick
  • From €24.99* each way to and from Tralee

*Subject to availability, quotas apply. Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket option is not available on additional services. Online Terms and Conditions apply.

Book Online

Priority for customers who book online

Customers wishing to travel by rail need to book their tickets online as services will be extremely busy and priority will be given to customers who book their tickets online. There is limited availability on services so don't miss out and buy now.

Students

Students can also avail of our discounted student fares when booking online. Our student return fare to Dublin Heuston from Limerick is €10.39 and from Cork is €14.39. This also includes free reserved seating where applicable.

DART

The DART is the perfect way to get around Dublin, you won't have to worry about traffic or parking so you can arrive relaxed and ready to enjoy the atmosphere .

Take the family by DART from as little as €16, with our fantastic family tickets for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children aged 5-18 years and get unlimited travel by DART or Suburban rail for a day.

Leap Card

Leap Card is a convenient way to pay for rail services in Dublin and Cork and it saves you carrying change.

Customers can save up to 20 percent on Dart and short hop zone rail journeys in the Dublin area when using Leap card instead of single or return tickets. Check out current Leap Card fares and see what you can save.

Save time and money (up to 20 percent) when you use a Leap Card to pay.

Family Tickets

Take the family on a day out by train with our fantastic family tickets valid for 1 or 2 adults and up to 4 children. For more information on prices and a full list of destinations available visit our Family Travel page.

If you cannot find the information you require please see our Fares and Ticketing page or email info@irishrail.ie.

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