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Travelling around Ireland

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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.

If you intend renting a car, here are some useful websites   AA Ireland’s route planner , the Argus car hire booking site, Payless,  HertzBudgetEuropcar and Thrifty.

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. 

Student Travelcard is Ireland’s largest national student ID and discount card, offering exclusive discounts of up to 40%off 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 pass, which costs just €12 for postal applications and €15 when purchasing the card from campus agents.

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