Iarnród Éireann has a nationwide rail network. The Intercity routes cover major cities and towns around the country. Commuter Rail covers commuter routes to Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick. DART serves Greystones to Howth/Malahide.
For your own comfort it is best to avoid rush hour times. These are approximately between:
Friday afternoon and evenings are very busy on Intercity routes. Intercity trains are also very busy on Sunday evenings returning to Dublin.
Intercity passengers should arrive at the station 30 minutes prior to departure. If you are collecting a reservation or purchasing a ticket especially during our peak travel times please give yourself more time. Gates will close 2 minutes before the train departs.
For more information on bicycle carriage, please click here for our Bicycle Information section.
Yes you can
Go to our Travelling with Animals section for information.
On-board catering resumes on the Cork to Dublin route from the 24th April. A limited service will operate initially with more services being added over the following weeks. From the 15th May a full trolley service will be in place on all Dublin to Cork and Cork to Dublin services.
Customers please note, all catering services are cashless and cash will not be accepted on board.
On-board catering is available on the Dublin - Belfast Enterprise services.
Retail / catering facilities are available at many of our stations.
Go to our Catering section for more information.
NO. Smoking is prohibited on all trains, offices and enclosed station areas. Iarnród Éireann treats replacement devices such as e-cigarettes in an identical manner to traditional cigarettes and they cannot be used onboard trains, within offices or in enclosed station areas.
Seat facing reservations are available on certain direct services on the Cork / Dublin route and all Belfast/Dublin services because of the types of train operating these routes.
When you are reserving a seat on either route
Unfortunately, on other routes and services, operated by our new fleet of Intercity Railcars we are unable to commit or present to you the direction the seat is facing as these new trains can change direction in a few locations around our network.
Yes. There are a limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces on each train, it is important therefore that you book your space in advance.
You can book this space by contacting your local station and advising them of the date(s) and service(s) you intend to travel on. They will then record this and make sure that a staff member is available to assist you on the day(s) of travel.
Alternatively, you can reserve the wheelchair space on a number of Dublin/Cork services. To do this you need to do the following;