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.
Everyone aged 66 and over living permanently in Ireland, is entitled to free travel under the Department of Social Protection Free Travel scheme.
Other qualifying persons under 66 years are also entitled to avail of free travel. You must be in possession of your free travel pass when travelling on board all Iarnród Éireann services and you must present your free travel when requested by a staff member.
In some cases, a companion pass will be issued so that a person aged 16 or over can accompany the free travel pass holder free of charge. If you qualify for free travel, you will be issued with a pass that you must carry with you when using public transport.
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.
If you are travelling Dublin to/ from Belfast, Ballina, Cork, Ennis, Galway, Limerick, Rosslare, Tralee, Sligo, Westport or Waterford and you wish to book onto a train, select a 'Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket' option on irishrail.ie.
Covid 19 Information - From 30th March 2020, in order to ensure social distancing at this time, we are operating an unallocated seating policy for the safety of all until further notice. This means we are not offering assigned seats with any tickets bought online and have removed the "Seat Only Reservation" ticket.
Covid 19 Information - From 30th March 2020, in order to ensure social distancing at this time, we are operating an unallocated seating policy for the safety of all until further notice. This means we are not offering assigned seats with any tickets bought online.
Free Travel Passholders wishing to book a ticket should select the option "Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket" to book on to a train. Once onboard customers are advised to sit in any available seat as seating is currently unallocated to ensure adherence with social distancing guidelines.