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.
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.
If you intend renting a car, here are some useful websites AA Ireland’s route planner , the Argus car hire booking site, Payless, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and Thrifty.
Ireland also offers quick and low-cost flight and ferry connections to many of the hot spots of Europe.