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Eurail Ireland Pass

Explore Ireland by train with the flexibility of this great rail pass

  • Travel on the national rail network of Ireland
  • Freedom to take multiple train journeys per travel day
  • Issued as a paper document
  • Your choice of a 1st or 2nd class rail pass
  • Children under 12 travel free with Adult
  • Discounted Youth (under 28) and Senior (60+) passes
  • Flexible : choose where you want to go, and when

WHO

WHAT


Overview

If your next stop is Dublin…Limerick…Cork…Killarney, the Eurail Ireland Pass is indispensable. Although driving from county to county is an option, why miss out on some of the world’s most magical scenery by rail (talk about “wearing the green !”) that can be admired from your train’s window seat. Not to mention getting to know the locals riding the rail alongside you.

Although small in size, Ireland’s influence on the world has been remarkable, especially through the work of such writers as Joyce, Yeats (travel northwest to Sligo to visit his birthplace) Wilde, and Shaw.

And it’s a culture rich in adventure, history, and romance. Take time for a little retail therapy in one of Dublin’s many shopping districts. Tune-into opera at the Cork Opera House. Or sightsee at King John’s Castle in Limerick. And, of course, what trip to Ireland would be complete without enjoying a cold pint in any of the innumerable city pubs.


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How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes can be booked for travel in one specific country or you can choose one of a few pre-selected country/region combinations. Extensive travel plans? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering train travel in 31 different countries - including Great Britain.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service selected, passenger type, and the number of rail travel days.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Traveling on local and regional trains provides you with an opportunity to freely explore. It’s easy to get on a train with your rail pass and find an open seat to enjoy the journey in. Seat reservations are required on many high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. It’s always a good idea to research the journey you are interested in and check for any specific seat reservation requirements.

Book Seat Reservations

3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

And the Eurail Ireland Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. You’ll get discounts on buses and trains, cruises & ferries, and more.

With the Eurail Ireland Pass, the benefits like the connections it provides - are everywhere. Whether you are an adventurous traveler or avid planner, the Eurail Ireland Pass is your pass to freedom and an unforgettable journey of discovery.

Benefits in:
Cruises & Ferries
  • Irish FerriesOffer: If you’re planning on travelling between Ireland and France or Great Britain by boat, you benefit from a 30% discount with Irish Ferries on the following routes:
  • Cherbourg-Rosslare (February to December)
  • Dublin Ferryport-Holyhead
  • Pembroke-Rosslare
  • Roscoff-Rosslare (May to September) Info: For more information about this offer go to http://www.irishferries.com/uk-en/faq/rail-travel-cards/. To make a reservation go to www.irishferries.com. For help or assistance, please use the following telephone numbers: Ireland +353 (0)818 300 400; France +33 (0)233 234 444 or +33 (0)170 720 326 (in French).Please note: Sailings do not operate every day on Roscoff-Rosslare and Cherbourg-Rosslare routes, and a reservation is compulsory or strongly recommended for all crossings.Stena LineOffer: Travel by boat between Great Britain and France, Ireland or the Netherlands for less with discounted passage on Stena Line. Pass holders benefit up to 30% discount on foot passenger fares on the following routes:
  • Belfast - Liverpool
  • Belfast - Cairnryan
  • Dublin Port - Holyhead
  • Rosslare – Fishguard
  • Rosslare – CherbourgInfo: Discounted tickets can be booked by phone or purchased at the port on presentation of the Rail Pass. Phone UK +44 (0)8445 762 762, Ireland: +353 (0)1907 5388. For more information go to www.stenaline.com. Offer code EURAIL.
Hotels
  • European Famous HostelsOffer: Pass holders save 10% on advance bookings at Europe’s Famous Hostels in 37 cities across Europe.Info: The offer via http://www.famoushostels.com/eurail-pass-interrail-ticket/ Book online via www.famoushostels.comPlease note: This is only valid for bookings made on Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (www.famoushostels.com), with the presentation of the pass and of the hostel booking confirmation email when checking in at the hostel. Included locations: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Bilbao, Bratislava, Bruges, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Granada, Interlaken, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Lille, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Malaga, Marseille, Milan, Naples, Nice, Paris, Porto, Prague, Rhodes, Rimini, Rotterdam, Salzburg, Seville, Stockholm, Valencia, Vienna and Warsaw.Hotels.comOffer: Pass holders save 10% on advance bookings at Hotels.com.Info: Book online via Hotels.com

Travel forum

From our travel community

Using the eurail global pass in ireland to get from killarney to dublin? I'm trying to reserve a spot on a train from Killarney, Ireland to Dublin. Can I use my Global Eurail pass on this IRISH RAIL train? Thanks!

Nancy Herron | 2019/05/16 complete | 4 Comments
Dublin to belfast. where does the train drop you off in belfast? are there multiple stops or just one? If you take the train from Dublin to Belfast, where does it drop you off in Belfast? Are there multiple stops or just one stop? Thank you!

Cathy Taing | 2019/04/16 complete | 2 Comments
Best option for rome-florence, florence-murren, murren-london, and then ireland THIS FALL WE ARE TRAVELING FROM ROME TO FLORENCE, THEN TO MURREN SWITZERLAND, THEN TO LONDON AND LASTLY IRELAND. IS THE GLOBAL EURAIL PASS THE BEST WAY TO GO? SHOULD WE FLY FROM ENGLAND TO IRELAND? THANKS (...)

Joanne Day | 2019/04/13 complete | 3 Comments
Currency and delivery time Are your prices quoted in US dollars? What is time frame for delivery of tickets?

Betty Freiberg | 2012/06/07 complete | 23 Comments

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FAQ

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. If I bought my rail pass from another company, can I still book my seat reservations through Rail Europe ?

  • Q. My plans have changed and I won’t be able to use my rail pass. Can I get a refund ?

  • Q. Can I still buy train tickets from you once I’m in Europe ?

  • Q. What happens if my train crosses an international border during the night ?

  • Q. Do you offer e-tickets ?

  • Q. I am taking a cruise while in Europe. How do I connect between the train station and port of call ?

  • Q. Do you offer student, family and/or senior discounts ?

  • Q. Can I take any train that travels between the two cities for which I bought my train ticket, or do I have to take a specific train ?

  • Q. Can a rail pass be issued as an e ticket or e pass ?

  • Q. Is there WiFi onboard ?

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