Ireland: Belfast - Tralee - Cork by train

Ireland is a wonderful place to explore by train and bike, and it's easy to visit the island as part of a longer flight-free European trip, thanks to comfortable and convenient ferry connections with Britain and France.

Belfast to Dublin by train

The best way to reach Belfast from Britain is, of course, by ferry.

From Belfast Lanyon Place station, eight "Enterprise" trains daily make the 182 km journey to Dublin Connolly station. Trains run roughly every two hours, with the earliest train departing Belfast at 06:50 and the last train leaving at 20:05. The journey takes around 2 hours 10 minutes.

Ireland: Belfast - Tralee - Cork by train
The "Enterprise" cross-border rail route, 182 km from Belfast in Northern Ireland to Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.

Both first and second class tickets are available.

Interrail passes are valid on these trains; seat reservations are optional, but can be made (free of charge) via Translink's Twitter account (@Translink_NI), or of course at railway stations in Northern Ireland.