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Travelling around Ireland


Travelling around Ireland is no longer the bumpy adventure it used to be, thanks to an impressive motorway system and improved nationwide public transport. And because of its size, getting around the country is only ever a short hop, skip and a jump.  Whatever you choose, you can get from city to city or to the coast, mountains and tranquil countryside in no time at all. 

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Bus Éireann provides a comprehensive service to all major towns around the island,  and there are also a number of private companies operating buses and coach services and tours.

While not as extensive as bus, rail services are provided by Irish Rail and offer a comfortable, stress-free way to get from city to city and to many of our major towns, this map shows all of the stations that it serves. Meanwhile, in Dublin, you  can get around using Dublin Bus, the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) suburban train system and by tram with LUAS meaning speed in the Irish language.

Ireland also offers quick and low-cost flight and ferry connections to many of the hot spots of Europe.

Student Travel Discount


Everyone loves a bargain and with proof of student identity, discounts are available on Dublin BusIrish RailDARTLUAS and Bus Éireann services. 

TFI Leapcard

A TFI Leap Card is a prepaid travel card that is the easiest way to pay your fare on public transport around Ireland. It is valid on busses, trains, DARTs and Luas trams in and around Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Sligo, Athlone, Kilkenny and Wexford city and town services throughout Ireland. It’s more convenient because you don’t have to carry cash or queue at ticket machines and it’s cheaper because journeys cost up to 31% less than cash single tickets.

You’ll also get other smart discounts like fare capping and the TFI 90 minute Fare (TFI 90) in Dublin.

ISIC (International Student identity card) is Ireland’s largest national student ID and discount card, offering exclusive discounts on Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, DART and LUAS as well as offering over 200 retail discounts nationwide on production of the card in-store as well as online using your unique card number.

All full-time second and higher level students, including full-time foreign students are eligible to apply for the card, which costs €17 total for the virtual and plastic card. The virtual alone is €10, plastic is €5, and delivery is €2

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