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Travel Guide: Ireland Getting Around

12th Oct 2011 1:52am | By Editor

For all the public transport options, a car is best.

Getting There


Dublin is the major international airport in Ireland. Cork and Galway are also well serviced by European connections.


You can catch a ferry to Ireland from the UK. The main routes include:

  • Fishguard to Rosslare
  • Pembroke to Rosslare
  • Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire
  • Swansea to Cork
  • Liverpool to Dublin

The main ferry services include Irish Ferries, Stena Line, and P&O Irish Sea Ferries.

Getting Around

Bus and Train

The train network, known as Irish Rail, runs through the main towns. The bus network is called Bus Eierann and covers the country comprehensively.


While the public transport is good, outside of the major cities Ireland is a country best explored in a car. It will allow you to turn down quaint farm roads that lead you to nowhere in particular, but make travelling in Ireland a delight. All the major hire companies have offices dotted throughout the country.