Don’t feel like travelling by car or bus? No problem: you still have the option of travelling by train in Ireland! The country has an excellent rail network throughout the country (Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland). Although a little more expensive than the bus, it allows you to travel faster, and in a rather comfortable setting!
There are 2 railway companies in Ireland :
All the major cities in the country are then perfectly connected, and the stations are rather spacious and modern.
Please note that you will only be able to book your tickets in advance with Irish Rail. The journeys are planned in advance, and you will be able to book your trip via their website (the price is then divided by 2!).
For NI Railway, tickets can only be bought at the station: a bit less convenient, not to mention the price, which this time is full fare. Their website only serves to communicate about timetables and connection possibilities. So it’s up to you to go and make your purchase on the spot!
Please note that both companies offer “tourism” or “family” packages which can be interesting if you wish to take the train several times during your stay.
The rates are clearly communicated on the websites of both companies.