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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? 

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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.

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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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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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Support the Provinces and travel by train

Take the family on a day out with our fantastic Family Fares or avail of our discounts when you use a Leap Card.

The United Rugby Championship (URC) and Investec Champions Cup season are underway once again.

Both leagues have grown since their inception with games now taking place across Northern and Southern hemispheres. With the addition of the extra South African teams the URC and Investec Champions Cup look to become global rugby tournaments.

 

The Irish provinces will be looking to improve on last year’s showing, with Leinster being runner ups in the Investec Champions Cup for the second year in a row and Munster claiming the URC championship title for the first time in over a decade.

Travel information

  • Fans travelling to the Aviva Stadium from Connolly Station will be able to take the Dart to Lansdowne road.
  • Fans travelling to the Aviva Stadium from Heuston should take the LUAS to Connolly Station and then the Dart to  Lansdowne Road
  • Please do not travel to the station if you don't have a train ticket.

Travel Regulations

  • Pre book for Inter City 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 informaiton 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
URC Munster and Connacht action photo
Book Online

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

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.

Upcoming Fixtures

Investec Champions Cup

Saturday 13th April

  • Leinster Rugby vs Stade Rochelais, Aviva Stadium
Additional services
  • Extra DART services from and to Landowne will operate. Please see our Journey Planner for a times.
  • 14:37 Dundalk to Dublin Connolly
  • 21:10 Dublin Connolly to Dundalk
  • 21:00 Dublin Connolly to Maynooth

URC

Friday 19th April

  • Ulster Rugby vs Cardiff Rugby, Kingspan Stadium

Saturday 20th April

  • Connacht Rugby vs Zebra Parma, Dexcon Stadium
URC Leinster and Ulster line out action photo

Students

Students can also avail of our discounted student fares when booking online. Our student fares to Dublin Heuston from Limerick are from €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 to the RDS, 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 30 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 30 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.

Venues

Aviva Stadium and RDS Arena

The easiest way to travel directly to The Aviva is to take the DART. The train line runs under the West stand of the stadium and stops at Lansdowne Road Station. With the RDS only around the corner from The Aviva you can get the DART to either Landsdowne Road or Sandymount Station with both only being a short 5 minute walk from the stadium.

Kingspan Stadium

Belfast Lanyon Place train station is the nearest stop to the Kingspan Stadium and is a 20 minute walk from the Stadium. A Translink Metro Rugby Bus service is provided each match day picking up at East Bridge Street (Central Station) 50 minutes before kick-off then directly to Kingspan Stadium.

Dexcom Stadium

Ceannt Station Galway is located at the bottom of Eyre Square and is a 10 minute walk from the Dexcom Stadium. Turn left at the bottom of the station and walk up Forster Street up towards College Road and Dexcom Stadium is on the left.

Thomond Park

With Limerick Colbert train station only a 20 minute walk from Thomond Park you won't have to worry about traffic or parking so you can arrive relaxed and ready to soak up the atmosphere.

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