To travel by train from Athens in Greece to Limerick in Ireland, the main route leads via Italy, France and Great Britain. Please read the following information and blog posts.
1 雅典 (希腊) - 帕特雷 (希腊) - 安科纳 (意大利) - 巴黎 (法国) - 伦敦 (英国) - 霍利黑德 (英国) - 都柏林 (爱尔兰) - 利默里克 (爱尔兰)
To travel from Greece to Italy, you have to take the ferries of Minoan Lines or Superfast Ferries. These run from Patras via Igoumenitsa to Bari, Ancona, Trieste and Venice. All ferry ports except Igoumenitsa have railway connections.
Patras is located on the Peloponnes and has a railway connection from Athens. However, on the last part of the line between Kiato and Patras currently a replacement bus service is operating. Igoumenitsa is located in the north of Greece and has bus connections from Kalambaka and Thessaloniki.
From Bari and Ancona you will find frequent train connections along the Adriatic coast and across Italy to cities such as Rome, Naples, Florence, Bologna and Milan.
There are several daily train connections from Italy to France. You have good connections from every city in Italy to Milan. From there continue either directly to Paris or along the Mediterranean Sea. You can use as well the night train from Venice and Milan to Paris. Please use the following booking links to find schedules and ticket prices.
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To travel from Paris to London by train, you have to use the direct Eurostar train. The journey time is about 2:30 h.
Buy your train ticket for Eurostar and find schedules via the given booking links. As earlier you book, as cheaper the ticket prices are.
An other travel option is to use a bus. The journey is much longer, but usually cheaper. Flixbus runs this route several times per day (also over-night), but as well other bus companies.
The journey by train and including the ferry Calais (France) to Dover (United Kingdom) is for now no nice option anymore. The journey is long and the ferry got really expensive for foot passengers since several years.
To travel the United Kingdom by train, buy your train ticket online via one of the following booking links. There you find exact schedules and ticket prices for all operators in England, Scotland and Wales. Book early to get advance and off-peak fares. If you travel several legs, we recommend to have a look at a rail pass such as Britrail.
There are several ferry operators running between the United Kingdom and Ireland/Northern Ireland: Stena Line, Irish Ferries and P&O Ferries. The most frequent services run from Holyhead to Dublin, other connections are available from Fishguard to Rosslare, from Liverpool to Dublin and Belfast and from Cairnryan to Belfast and Larne. Rail&Sail tickets are available, including the ferry as well as the train rides in the UK and Ireland.
Eurail: 如果如果在这条路线上您想使用Eurail而不是火车票, 请您查看这里，关于预订费及其他信息。