Irish Rail Journey Planner, Please fill this form and submit to find train times and tickets
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Reservation Only

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Customers in possession of a valid open class ticket
  • Free Travel/DSFA Pass Holders

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 Tickets, Day Return, Open Return, Weekly, Monthly, Annual, InterRail and Free Travel pass holders can book on their chosen service by selecting the 'Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket' option. Customers are advised there is limited availability for seat only reservations online.

How do I buy this ticket? 

Where can I buy this ticket? 

Where do I collect the ticket? 

See our Ticket Collection section.

Free Travel Pass

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Customers in possession of a valid open class ticket
  • Free Travel/DSFA Pass Holders

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 Tickets, Day Return, Open Return, Weekly, Monthly, Annual, InterRail and Free Travel pass holders can book on their chosen service by selecting the 'Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket' option. Customers are advised there is limited availability for seat only reservations online.

How do I buy this ticket? 

Where can I buy this ticket? 

Where do I collect the ticket? 

See our Ticket Collection section.

Preferences

wheelchair icon Wheelchair users

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Wheelchair users

Please select the passenger(s) the wheelchair space is required for. Once selected we will only show services where wheelchair(s) spaces are available to book based on your Tickets Explained section.

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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.

Please select the passenger(s) who require this ticket type

Booking a 'Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket' option

Covid 19 Information

For InterCity travel pre-booking is recommended.

Free Travel Pass holders wishing to book their ticket should select the option 'Free Travel Pass or valid ticket holders'

A 'Free Travel Pass or valid ticket holders and Reservation Only' option is an option for customers who would like to pre-book on a service and who are in possession of a ticket(s) such as Family Tickets, Single, Day Return, Weekly, Monthly, Annual, Taxsaver Monthly, Taxsaver Annual, InterRail and Free Travel pass holders/DFSA free travel scheme. 

A 'Free Travel Pass or valid ticket holders or Reservation Only' option is not a valid ticket for travel on its own.

Customers are advised there is limited availability for 'Free Travel Pass or valid ticket holders' options online. Also please note tickets are only available up to 90 days in advance.

Looking for more information check out our FAQ Where do I find Information on the Free Travel Pass?

Step by Step guide to booking a 'Free Travel Pass or Reservation Only' option

  • Step 1 - Enter your origin and destination in the 'From' and 'To' fields, select a 'Single' or 'Return' ticket and select your date(s). Select the passenger drop down arrow. A box will appear listing the passenger types.
  • Step 2 - Navigate to 'Free Travel Pass' or 'Reservation only', use the plus and minus arrows to add the amount of Free Travel passengers including companion passengers or Reservation Only passengers. Please note, an 'Adult' fare will be automatically added. If you do not have a fee paying adult traveling with you, please select the minus button to remove this fare. Once you have all the required fields filled out select 'Apply'.

    Once you have all the required fields filled out select 'Go'. You will then receive a full list of available services and the total price for all passengers travelling will be displayed.

Step by Step guide to booking a 'Free Travel Pass or valid ticket holders' option on our alternative Journey Planner

  • Step 1 - Enter your origin and destination in the 'From' and 'To' fields, select a 'Single' or 'Return' ticket and select your date(s). Select the type and number of passengers travelling on the journey eg 2 Adults 1 Student.
  • Step 2 - To book, select 'Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket holders' a pop-up will appear on your screen(see images below). If you are travelling with multiple passengers please tick the box for each passenger that is entitled to free travel. 

Journey Planner Free Travel

   JP Free Travel tick box

 

                             

       Once you have all the required fields filled out select 'Go'. You will then receive a full list of available services             and the total price for all passengers travelling will be displayed.

  • Step 3 - Choose the service(s) you wish to travel on by selecting one of the fares presented and select 'Book Tickets'. If you are looking for further information like intermediate stations, select the 'Trip details' button.
  • Step 4 - Log in - If you have an existing Irish Rail account then you need to enter your email address and password and select 'Login'. If this does not work select "forgotten password" option and follow the instructions on screen. If you don’t have an account you can continue as a ‘Guest’ to the 'Passenger Details' page.
  • Step 5 - Passenger Details - Enter name(s). If you don't have an account, don't worry, you can register for an online account by simply ticking 'Yes, I wish to create an Iarnród Éireann account' under 'Customer details'. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email with your password, please ensure that you copy and paste the password from the email to avoid making a mistake typing in the password. You can update your password under 'My Account' if you wish.
  • Step 6 - Payment Overview - Read and agree to the terms and conditions then click 'Pay Now'
  • Step 7 - Confirmation - You have now reached the confirmation page, make sure to write down your 'Ticket Collection Number' and keep it safe in order to collect your tickets, you will also receive an email confirmation of your booking with the details included. You can now add the booking to your calendar for convenience!
  • Step 8 - Collect your Ticket - Use your 'Ticket Collection Number' to print your ticket at the train station you are travelling from. For more information on collecting your ticket(s) click here.
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