is an efficient and extensive rail network throughout Ireland
full information is available at:
Bus and coach travel is the operating area of:
The bus network is very extensive and comes to virtually every
town and village throughout the Country - albeit sometimes not
flights are available and frequent. The principal airports served
are Dublin, Cork, Galway, Shannon, Waterford and Belfast. The
main carriers are:
If you are travelling from the US and would prefer to hire a car, we are pleased to recommend Rent-a-Car Ireland for your car rental needs.
Or if you would like
a more specialised service which can tailor to your needs, we recommend Hertz
Chauffeur Drive for all your chauffeur and limousine needs.
& From Ireland
Travelling to and
from Ireland is quick, easy and relatively inexpensive, thanks
to increasing competition between operators.
ferry routes to the United Kingdom are:-
(N.I. Belfast)- Stranraar (Scotland) Stena
Line 1 hour
Larne (N.I. Belfast) - Cairnryan (Scotland) P&O
European Ferries 1 hour
Dublin - Holyhead Irish Ferries 3 hours
Dun Laoghaire - Holyhead Stena Line 3 hours by ferry 1 hour
on H.S Cat
Rosslare - Pembroke (Wales) Irish
Ferries 4 hours
Rosslare - Fishguard (Wales) Stena
Line 3 hours by ferry 1 hour H.S. Cat.
Cork - Swansea (Wales) Cork Swansea Ferries 10 hours
are varied, with many short break special packages on offer
at different times. It would be impractical to specify them
here. Direct contact with the operator when planning a trip
is the only accurate source of information. Some useful contact
Ferries also run ferries to France from:-
Rosslare to Cherbourg 18 hours
Rosslare to Le Harve 22 hours
Cork to Rosscoff 15 hours
is presently particularly good value, thanks greatly to Ryanair.
This Irish low cost airline has made huge inroads into reducing
air travel costs, provoking fierce competition throughout
is served by many airlines, some of the major operators being:-
between them, offer flights world-wide and again prices vary
hugely with a number of discount offers always available. The
earlier a booking can be made generally means the greater the
For private jet or helicopter charter try Westair 1800
Many Irish airports are managed by Aer Rianta whose web site
is an excellent information and referral point at www.dublinairport.com.
Tel: (353) (0)1 814111