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
Popular Connections in Ireland
- Domestic routes
- International routes
Republic of Ireland
Popular long-distance routes from Dublin are:
Dublin Connolly to Belfast (2:08)
This route has stops in Sligo, Wexford and Rosslare Europort.
The high-speed Enterprise train along this route runs 8 times a day and takes over 2 hours.
This train is jointly operated by Irish Rail and NI Railways.
Dublin Heuston to Waterford (2:10)
This route has stops in Cork, Tralee, Limerick, Galway, Westport, Ballina and Waterford.
NI Railways' popular routes are:
Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly, Republic of Ireland (with the Enterprise Rail Service) (2:10)
Belfast to Bangor (0:31)
Belfast to Derry Londonderry (2:05)
Belfast to Larne (0:50)
Belfast to Newry (0:57)
Portrush to Coleraine (0:12)
Reservations for trains in Ireland
Get your Pass for Ireland
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.
Ireland Discover Ireland's natural beauty with an Interrail trip. Find the best places and events! As you travel, enjoy Irish culture and its sprawling coastline.