Interrail in Ireland
How to travel by Interrail in Ireland. Overview and information to travel routes, Irish train types, night trains and Interrail reservations.
The Interrail pass is NOT available for purchase in your selected country of residence (United States (USA)). You have to travel with an Eurail pass.
Interrail is valid on all trains of IE (State Railways of Republic of Ireland) and of NIR (State Railways of Northern Ireland).
For more information about train companies in Ireland click here.
Reservation and supplement:
Day trains: Reservation is optional on all long distance trains.
For more information about reservations in Ireland click here.
Night trains: There are no night trains in Ireland.
Good to know:
The railway network in Ireland is not very dense. The main lines connect Dublin on the east coast with larger cities in the western part of the country such as Sligo, Galway and Cork. The main line on the east coast connects Dublin with the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast. There are just a few other lines with a sparse service. Especially to explore the west coast you need to use buses which are not included in Interrail.
Timetables are available in our schedule planner or the Interrail app which include all trains and timings. You can also check on the national schedule planner.
To get to Ireland you have to use a ferry. The cheapest and fastest option is usually the route from Holyhead to Dublin, running frequently day and night. Other lines include Belfast – Cairnryan, Dublin – Liverpool, Rosslare – Fishguard and Rosslare – Cherbourg.
For more information on ferries in Ireland, have a look here.
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INTERRAIL ONE COUNTRY PASS IRELANDThe Interrail One Country Pass Ireland. Unlimited train travel in Ireland. Travel routes, information to train connections and help in our forum.
IRELAND INTERRAIL TRAIN RESERVATIONSWhat trains require an Interrail reservation. How to avoid expensive reservations and save money. Here you get free help and a list of all trains.
IRELAND INTERRAIL NIGHT TRAINSInterrail night train travel. We list all connections, fares and categories: seat, couchette, sleeper. How and where to buy night train reservations.
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