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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    Amazing experience |
    "We had an amazing experience on RailEurope. Can't complain! "

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    Amazing experience |
    "My sister and I enjoyed the journey and the comfort provided by RailEurope. Also, the on-time schedule helped us a lot. Thanks! "

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    "It was alright and on time. I just wish there would have been a direct train to my destination. "

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    "Overall, the journey was great! "

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    "we have 4 big suitcases and i had a very hard time carrying all 4 at the 2nd level. i just hope that someday, a porter can help with the luggages for 1st class passengers "

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    "Having not used this service before and being a foreigner we saw the advice on printed Thalys ticket that "for safety reasons, your presence on the Thalys platform is mandatory at least 2 minutes before the train's departure and assumed the process would be simple. However, when we got to the Gare Nord station and were directed by locals to a lift (we had baggage and my wife had hurt her back after slipping on ice in Switzerland) we got stuck at turnstyle type entry as our printed Thalys "ticket" did not get us through. We were severely delayed as locals tried to help (even holding ticked over scanner, etc.) and communication was difficult (we do not speak French). By the time we were redirected to another entrance that did not require turn-style access (I assume the first access we were directed to by locals was for Metro and not Thalys train) we had missed the train. We were then forced to by new tickets at Euro 130 each (Euro 90 for my under 26 year old daughter)! The original tickets cost Euro 20! (hence my rating of 5 stars for "Value for money). At the price of Euro 130 each I would have flown and not take the train, but had no options at that point. Thankfully the train trip itself was most pleasant and relaxing with access to WiFi while we drank a bottle of red French wine to drown our sorrows. "

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    "it was awesome taking the train from lyon to geneva "

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    "From the very center of Madrid at Puerta del Sol to Atocha station is only a ten minute taxi ride....or if traveling lightly a short subway ride. AVE is a fast and comfortable train and with the special cost 1st class seats is was even more comfortable. 2.5 hours later we're in the center of Malaga, rental car ready and off down the coast...best way to travel. "

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    Convenient |
    "Having bought the pass was very comfortable. Although, instructions were not given properly and I had to find out myself. "

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    Easy comfortable trip |
    "We took the train from Paris to Grenoble and it was very simple to get there and get back. It was a direct train and very comfortable. Booking was easy and I was able to do e-tickets. I would do it again.... "

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