Book your journey in Ireland

Overview

Tourism to Ireland has become very popular and many who travel to this magical land prefer to do so by rail.

The main railway companies of Ireland are the Northern Ireland Railways and Iarnród Éireann (in Republic of Ireland). Ireland has a good and reliable railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in Ireland can be booked in advance. Book train train tickets to visit main cities of Ireland by train. Irish cities including Dublin, Cork and Belfast are all served by trains.

Cityscape

Get the best of both worlds, take an Intercity train across Ireland from Cork, a self-styled college influenced city through to the capital Dublin. Here you’ll find pubs on every street corner and all the character Ireland is famous for.

Landscape

Travelling through Ireland by train you’ll see the country as you’d never witness on the road, and in a flash. Between Cork and Dublin you’ll find County Kildare, hop off the train to enjoy the open grasslands, lush green pastures, trees and gently rolling hills; perfect for stretching your legs.

Take Home

Dublin and Belfast are the top choices for shopping; the Intercity trains connect the cities easily. Streets of well-stocked stores and inviting window displays will leave you spoilt for choice for what to take home. And boutiques, farmers’ markets, flea markets and craft shops are aplenty for something a little different, all situated in the city station vicinity.

Eat & Drink

Derry chefs like to make the most of the local delights; seafood from the River Foyle with a pint of Guinness to wash it down is the speciality. The city prides itself as being the hospitality champions of Ireland. There’s plenty of choice, from traditional Irish pubs to trendy innovative bars and all just an hour and 50-minute Translink train journey from Belfast.

New Perspective

Check out Aviva, the 50,000 all-seated capacity rugby stadium opening in Dublin.


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    Travel, Time  |
    "We used the 3 country travel pass. When planning your trip, be sure to lay out all the days you will travel so that you can use the pass for the long journeys. Sometimes its easier and cheaper to get a day pass at the station when doing day trips and conserve on the number of days of your Rail Pass. It was convenient, good value for the money and nice to sit back and enjoy the scenery. "

  • Great train trip from Paris |
    "I purchased a first class ticket to travel from Paris to Stuttgart and was very pleased with the coach and seating. It was quite comfortable and included a service to purchase food items and have them delivered to my seat. This was especially nice since I was traveling alone and didn't have to leave my seat. "

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    Enjoy the landscape |
    "I recently travelled from Bruxelles Midi to CDG Paris. It was a freezing day, but the train was a speeding cocoon with refreshments and a wonderful view of the snowy landscape flashing by. The arrival at the airport went smoothly - it really is a hassle-less way to travel, and depending on when one buys the ticket, surprisingly cheap, even in first class. "

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    Swiss Railway is the best |
    "An application is very useful and easy to use.. "

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    Memorable high speed journey |
    "The journey from Sevilla to Granada was amazing to say the least. Travelling at high speed through the Spanish countryside was worth every minute that we were on the train, though there is a longer segment that one needs to travel by bus for a substantial portion as the train track is being upgraded. The unavailability of wifi was a disappointment though.The trains are clean and very comfortable with a lot of legroom and nice seats. "

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    Paris Est - Chaumont  |
    "Excellent service ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Catherine Benedetti-Smith "

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    More to see |
    "I enjoy the journey by train rather than Air as for a similar price and length of total journey you get to see alot more. I found the staff very pleasant and friendly "

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    Great Value for money |
    "Clean comfortable train with lots of leg room in 2nd class. Few too many stops, and arrived a bit late. "

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    Can be improved |
    "Less leg room than expected a bit tight for first classfor a couple would be good to book window seats across from each other. No security checks!!! "

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    Excellent  |
    "Everything excellent. .....exept one thing , when the train stop in station airport cdg, its only stop two or three minutes only , this minutes not enough to drop all bags with my family, airport means many bags. Thank's "

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