Trains in Ireland
With an Interrail Pass you can travel by train across both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. They're directly connected to each other by train. The isle has discounted ferry connections to Great Britain and France.
Train types in Ireland
Trains in the Republic of Ireland are operated by Iarnrod Éireann (Irish Rail). Rail services in Northern Ireland are run by Northern Ireland Railways (NI Railways).
- Route Map
- Republic of Ireland
- Northern Ireland
- Scenic Routes
Trains in the Republic of Ireland
Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) has modern and reliable trains across the country, with many connections to and from Dublin. You can start planing your trip with the Irish Rail timetables and journey planner.
Your Interrail Pass is valid on:
InterCity trains: Fast, high quality rail services that connect popular cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland. Wifi is available on most connections.
DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport): Dublin's electic rail system. To get through the entrance gates, just show your Pass at the ticket window.
Trains in Northern Ireland
Train times for Northern Ireland are on the NI Railway (Translink) website.
Free wifi is available on all NI Railway trains.
Bicycles are allowed on trains after 9.30am, with no extra charges.
Republic of Ireland
Rosslare – Waterford/Rosslare – Rosslare – Wexford – Enniscorthy
Wicklow – Greystones – Dun Laoghaire
Londonderry – Coleraine
- Domestic routes
- International routes
Republic of Ireland
Most long distance services start or end in Dublin. These services are run by Intercity trains. The Enterprise Service takes people from Dublin to Belfast in just over two hours.
Travel time (by InterCity)
|Dublin Connolly to Belfast
|Dublin Heuston to Cork||2h 35m|
|Dublin Heuston to Waterford||2h 10m|
|Dublin Heuston to Limerick (Via Limerick Junction)||2h 05m|
|Waterford to Limerick (Via Limerick Junction)||2h 30m|
|Limerick to Galway||1h 55m|
|Dublin Heuston to Galway||2h 25m|
|Dublin Heuston to Tralee||3h 55m|
|Dublin Heuston to Westport||3h 10m|
|Dublin Heuston to Ballina||3h 15m|
|Dublin Connolly to Sligo||3h 15m|
|Dublin Connolly to Rosslare||3h|
NI Railways' popular routes are:
|Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly||2h 10m|
|Belfast to Bangor||31m|
|Belfast to Derry Londonderry||2h 05m|
|Belfast to Larne||50m|
|Belfast to Newry||57m|
|Portrush to Coleraine||12m|
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Tips and tricks for Ireland
Spelling of names in Ireland
It's good to know the local spelling of Irish cities when you try to find the right train station! Here are some places you may visit in Ireland:
Corcaigh = Cork
Gaillimh = Galway
Cill = Kilkenny
Cill Airne = Chainnigh Killarney
Luimneach = Limerick
Mala = Mallow
Ferry travel and other discounts
Use an Interrail Pass in Ireland and get 30% discount on ferry routes to England, France, Scotland and Wales.
Guided train tours
Get a discount of up to €30 on train tours from Dublin.
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