Trains from Portlaoise to Dublin are a good way to cover the distance between the Midlands and the capital when you are visiting Ireland.
Rail services on this route run regularly from Portlaoise station to Dublin Heuston station. The latter is centrally located and it is easy to connect to other forms of public transportation when you arrive there.
Trains from Portlaoise to Dublin are a mix of InterCity (IC) and commuter trains. All of them are operated by Irish Rail, which is the national rail company.
Trains leave up to three times an hour at peak periods, so it is easy to catch one whenever you need to travel to the capital.
The journey time on this route depends on what kind of train you take and when you depart. The travel time on InterCity services ranges from 50 minutes to 1 hour, while the travel time on commuter services ranges from 1 hour flat to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Single tickets for InterCity trains from Portlaoise to Dublin cost from 14.99 euros for standard class and 27.49 euros for first class if you buy tickets online in advance. There is a 3 euro booking fee. Tickets for commuter services can be purchased at the station. Cheaper train tickets are available for farecard holders and those that qualify for concessions.
Taking the train from Dundalk to Dublin is an easy way to get from the northeast of the country to the capital when you are visiting Ireland.
Rail services on this route depart from Dundalk station and arrive at Dublin Connolly station. Connolly is located right in the heart of Dublin, and when you arrive you can connect to many forms of public transportation to complete your journey.
All trains from Dundalk to Dublin are direct and require no changes. They are run by Irish Rail, which offers a mix of InterCity and commuter trains on this route. InterCity services are the faster of the two.
Trains from Dundalk to Dublin leave up twice per hour, making it easy to travel at any time of day.
The journey time on this route depends on which departure time you choose and whether you take an InterCity train or a commuter one. The travel time on InterCity services ranges from 50 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes, and the travel time on commuter trains ranges from 55 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The cost of a single train ticket depends on what kind of train you take. InterCity fares are 20 euros for standard class and can be purchased online in advance. Tickets for commuter trains from Dundalk to Dublin are available for purchase at the station when you arrive in Ireland. Discounts are available for qualifying passengers.
Travelling by train from Cork to Limerick is an easy way to head north when you are visiting Ireland.
Rail services between these cities run regularly from Cork station to Limerick station via Limerick Junction. They are run on InterCity trains by Irish Rail, which is the national rail company.
Trains from Cork to Limerick depart every hour, so you can easily travel whenever you need to.
The journey time on this route, including the change at Limerick Junction, ranges from 1 hour and 35 minutes to 2 hours and 43 minutes. The travel time ultimately depends on which train you take.
The price of a single ticket for a train from Cork to Limerick can be as low as 31.98 euros in standard class and 51.98 euros in first class if you book online well ahead of time. Cheaper tickets for trains from Cork to Limerick are offered to holders of farecards as well as students and children.