Public Transport

Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses | Ireland

Railways

Irish rail

Rail travel in Ireland is available between the major cities. Dublin is the primary conduit for all rail travel in Ireland, with services from Dublin to Galway, Limerick, Cork, Waterford and Belfast and any major towns between. The Irish Rail website provides information about the different routes and a way to book tickets online.

DART

Irish Rail also operates the Dublin Area Rapid Transport (DART) services, which provide links to and from Dublin city centre along the east coast north and south of the city.

LUAS

Veoila transport operates a light rail tram service (LUAS) in Dublin city. This two-line tram operates frequent services from the city centre on an east-west and north-west-south-east axis. For more information, visit the Luas website.

Bus

Commuter and Express Services

Bus Éireann is largest bus service in the country. It operates commuter services between the country’s cities and major towns.

AirCoach is an express coach services from Cork, Belfast, Greystones, Bray, South Dublin and Dublin City Centre to Dublin Airport. Most routes run a 24 hours’ service.

CityLInk – Offers express services (Galway to Dublin City and Dublin Airport, Galway to Limerick, Cork City & Cork Airport, Limerick to Dublin Airport) and commuter services (Galway to Athlone/ Dublin City & Dublin Airport, Galway to Clifden)

Intercity Bus Services

Dublin Bus operates Dublin city’s extensive bus services.

Bus Éireann also offers intercity services in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.

Transport Essentials

Leap Card

The Leap Card is a convenient way to pay for public transport services in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Wexford. It saves you carrying change and Leap Card fares are usually 20% cheaper than cash single tickets

Travel Apps

Dublin Bus App  access real time information which will estimate the times that your bus is due at your stop.

Ireland's National Journey Planner  provides timetable and map information from all public transport providers across all of Ireland. It provides plans for trains, buses, trams, ferry, and taxi services and combines them into easy to read journey plans.