Due to engineering works on Saturday 18th September and Sunday 19th September, a number of service amendments and alterations are in place on certain services, including bus transfers. Please check our Journey Planner before travel.
We offer a wide range of ticketing options which provide different levels of flexibility. With a 'Flexible Fare' amendments or cancellations can be made online up to 90 minutes before departure if ticket has not been printed.
If customers are unsure of their return travel plans we would advise customers to make two separate bookings as return tickets include both legs of travel on the one ticket.
For more information on our ticketing options, please see our Tickets Explained section.
The journey that you have selected may not be bookable for several reasons. Below are some of the reasons why there are no online tickets available to book -
Government COVID-19 measures in place during this time permit 100% percent of capacity to be made available for use on board rail services. All Intercity services have mandatory pre-booking until further notice as a result tickets cannot be purchased at the Station. See our guide on what services would be deemed as Intercity.*
The future booking date selected is beyond 90 days in advance. Our services can only be booked up to 90 days from the current date.
The origin or destination station/s selected may be within the suburban area and may not be bookable online. Tickets for these locations should be bought at your local station either at the booking office or from a ticket vending machine (TVM)
The booking dates may be blocked off due to planned engineering works. Once the revised schedule has been finalised, these services will be available to book once again.
There may be a technical issue with our booking system.
Due to COVID-19 we have a reduced number of services offering First Class/City Gold/Premier. Assigned seating and catering services are suspended until further notice. To ensure COVID-19 capacity measures can be delivered, all Intercity customers must pre-book travel until further notice.
First Class is only available on Cork services and not on Limerick or Tralee direct services.
If you are travelling to/from Limerick you can avail of First Class between Limerick Junction and Dublin Heuston on services that require a change-over.
If you are travelling to/from Tralee you can avail of First Class between Mallow and Dublin Heuston on services that require a change-over.
When booking we would advise customers to book a standard ticket from Limerick or Tralee to/from Dublin Heuston, ensuring that you select a service with a changeover. Then you can buy a 'First Class Upgrade' at the Station or Online for €25, to travel First Class between Limerick Junction or Mallow to/from Dublin Heuston.
To buy the First Class Upgrade online simply select ‘Seat only reservation’ on the Journey Planner, tick each passenger in the pop up box and hit ‘Go’. Once the results load you will see the €25 'First Class Upgrade', please ensure that you select the same service as originally booked for Limerick or Tralee to/from Dublin Heuston.