Eurail

Eurail Ireland Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Ireland.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free.
  • Youth (12 - 27) discounts available

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 are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 31 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected and the number of rail travel days.

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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.comInsert the coupon code "EurailSpring10" to redeem the discount.Please note: This is only valid for bookings made from 1st January to 31st March 2018, with the travel dates from 1st January to 30th June 2018.

Travel forum

From our travel community

Travel from london to frankfurt, fra to brussel, brussel to paris. all in march 2019. which pass suits (...) Can you please help. Also what if I would like to travel for a day in London tube.

ADNAN RABBANI | 2019/01/20 | 0 Comments
Printing renfe tickets at home Hi My booking reference number is 45184701 but I am not able to print tickets. I have booked 5 adult tickets traveling with 2 kids. The tickets are booked for our Spain vacation, following are the details: 20th Feb 2019 - Malaga to Dos (...)

Chandraprakash Singh | 2019/01/19 | 0 Comments
Heathrow express to coventry Flying into Heathrow and then proceeding to the Coventry the same day. As we will be getting a BritRail Pass (flexipass), I understand that i will need to take the Express to Paddington station, transfer from there via the Tube to the Euston (...)

Ravi Sull | 2019/01/01 | 1 Comments
Ticket class exchanges I purchased second class tickets. Is it possible to upgrade and pay the difference for first class?

Marcus Culpepper | 2018/12/05 complete | 1 Comments
Exchange ticket I bought a ticket from Barcelona to Paris and I would need to change the date. I tried opening an account but I cannot link the booking number to the new open account to do the exchange. How can I do this (...)

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  • Q. I have a train ticket for a train that didn’t run or was delayed due to a strike. What now ?

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  • Q. When I board the train, can I sit anywhere I want ?

  • Q. I received my e-ticket as a pdf but wasn’t able to print it. Can I print it at the station ?

  • Q. How can I tell whether or not I have a reserved seat on board ?

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