How to get to Ireland

Information on trains, planes and ferries

How to get to Ireland

Map of Ireland with Geopark location

Sail and Rail to Ireland
Sail and Rail to Ireland

SailRail is an alliance of Iarnród Éireann, UK Train Operating Companies and Ferry Companies operating on the Irish Sea. The group offers through fares from Ireland to the UK as an attractive alternative to budget airline travel.

Timetables and Journey Planner

UK Trains

Arriva Trains timetables

First great Western timetables

Virgin Trains timetables

Ireland Trains

Irish Rail timetables

Or go to Arriva Trains Wales for simple journey planner


Stena Line UK, France and rest of Europe

Irish Ferries UK and France


Sail Rail North Route - Holyhead to Dublin

Sail Rail North Route – Holyhead to Dublin

Sail Rail South Route - Fishguard to Rosslare

Sail Rail South Route – Fishguard to Rosslare

Buy your ticket

Online: Plan your journey and buy online

By Telephone: 00448709 000 773 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Saturday or 9am ad 5pm Sundays.

If you buy your train tickets online or by phone with SailRail/Arriva Trains Wales, there are no booking fees, no credit card or debit card fees and no delivery fees (except next day delivery) all you pay for is the price of your ticket.

At the station: You can buy your SailRail tickets from any UK Staffed Station Ticket Office.

Rail Appointed Travel Agents: You can also buy your train tickets from a Rail Appointed Travel Agents.

Passengers en route to the port are advised to call Ferrycheck up to 24 hours before their journey.

Stena Line UK, France and rest of Europe
Call +44 8705 755 755 when travelling to Ireland.
Call +353 1 204 77 99 when travelling to Britain.

Irish Ferries UK, France and rest of Europe
Call +44 8717 300 400 when travelling to Ireland.
Call +353 818 300 400 when travelling to Britain.

The man in Seat 61 (This site gives information on how to travel comfortably and affordably by train or ferry)

List of Ferries to Ireland

At you can look up all companies, routes, plan your journey and book, all on one site.

Airports in Ireland

Shannon Airport logo
Shannon Airport
is in County Clare and the nearest airport to the Burren.

Other airports:
Galway Airport
Cork Airport
Knock Airport
Dublin Airport

Guide to Driving in Ireland
Guide to Driving in Ireland

Liberty Insurance have created a Handy Guide to Driving in Ireland. which explains the rules of the roads, and includes tips to ensure people drive safe.

If you are travelling from the UK you could also check Frixo – it’s a road traffic report site, updated every 5 mins.


If you would like more information on carbon offsetting check out Carbon Footprint Calculator Or you could join the Boghill centre’s Woodland project – they will plant tree’s for you.

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