Travelling to and around Ireland
On this section of our website you will find all the information you need on Transport and the best route to your chosen destination.
Irish Ferries operates five ferries on international routes between Ireland Britain and France catering for passengers, vehicles and freight units.
Stena Line offer Ferry crossings on 12 routes including Ferries to Northern Ireland, Ferries to Scotland, Ferries to France, Ferries to Ireland, Ferries to Wales & Ferries to England!
With an unbeatable choice of unique services between Ireland, Britain and the Continent. As well as three direct routes between Britain & Ireland we have a choice of through routes, to the continent. so you can enjoy all the flexibility our truly comprehensive network can offer.
Our Cork to Roscoff route is the fastest sailing from Ireland to France taking just 13 ½ hours and operating on a convenient weekend schedule. Travel in luxury on our flag ship "Pont-Aven" and enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and superbly appointed cabins normally only found on cruise ships.
Ireland is very accessible by air from most countries. Please check flights from your home country. Our main airports are Dublin, Belfast International, Belfast City, Shannon, Cork, Knock & Londonderry.
Belfast International www.belfastairport.com
Belfast City www.belfastcityairport.com
Ireland West Airport Knock www.irelandwestairport.com
Flying is one of the quickest ways of getting around Ireland and one of the best ways to view our wonderful country. Internal flights are very good value for money. There is now a selection of operators offering flights from regional airports including Donegal, Kerry and Sligo.
If you would like to fly to Northern Ireland, Aer Arann offer a flight from Cork to Belfast City Airport. For flights within Ireland, please view the following:
Aer Lingus www.aerlingus.com
Aer Arann www.aerarann.ie
Rail service in Ireland is quick & convenient and Ireland's national rail carrier Iarnrod Eireann will help you reach your destination on time. Dublin has two central stations; Heuston Station serves the south and west regions while Connolly Station serves the north and north west of Ireland. Great Victoria Street Station in Belfast is the central base of rail travel in Northern Ireland.
If you would like to find out more about train service please view the following:
Iarnroid Eireann (Irish Rail): www.irishrail.ie
Northern Ireland: www.translink.co.uk
There’s an excellent bus network operating to all parts of Ireland. Bus travel around Ireland tends to be cheaper than rail and special tickets of varying duration are available, offering very good value for money. If you would like to find out more about bus travel please view the following:
Bus Eireann www.buseireann.ie
Dublin Bus www.dublinbus.ie
Ulster Bus: www.translink.co.uk
Dart & Luas www.iarnrodeireann.ie