Domestic Transportation in Ireland

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Means of Transport Recommended in Town

Ireland has an extensive road, rail, bus and air infrastructure. But no subway.
Click here to get the details of the Dublin Transportation Office.
Maps of Urban Networks
LUAS, Dublin
Maps of Dublin and area
Urban Transport Agencies
LUAS, Dublin
CIE Group of companies, bus, train
Find an Itinerary
Maps of Dublin
Taxi Companies
Irish taxi
Taxi Service
Taxi Service

Transportation From Airport to City Centre:






Car Rental
Dublin (DUB) 10 km / 6 miles EUR 20-25 / 20-45 min EUR 7 / 25 min - Available
Cork (ORK) 8 km / 5 miles EUR 12-15 EUR EUR 3.90 / 20-30 min - Available

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

The Irish railway network is quite old. Schedules are not always respected. Travellers often have difficulties for booking tickets.
Rail Companies
Larnród Éireann, reservation, schedule.
NIR (Northern Ireland Railways)


Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
Aer Lingus Major yes Yes
City Jet Major no Yes
Ryanair low cost yes Yes
Aer Arann low cost yes Yes

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Traveling By Yourself

The road network links all parts of Ireland. Be careful of the narrow country roads where the bends in the road are often very sharp and windy. The road network is extensive but the quality of road surfacing is often poor. Upgrading is in progress.

Road signs:
Freeways/Motorways = Blue
National Primary & Secondary routes = Green
Regional and local routes = White

Driver's License
To drive a car in Ireland, you will need a current, valid driver's license in addition to your Passport for identification. For further details, seeA Guide to Driving in Ireland.
Conditions For Renting a Vehicle
To hire a Car you must be in possession of a full-unendorsed driver's license for at least 12 months prior to hiring a car. The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 21 years (maximum 75). For further details, see A Guide to Driving in Ireland.
Rental Agencies
Irish car rental
Sixt, Discount car rental
Tolls or Taxes
Tolls are being introduced on some new motorways. Tolls are payable at two points in the Dublin area - M50 Ring Road between the N4 and N3 interchanges only and on the R131 East Link Bridge.
Road Maps
Road network
Road network
Find an Itinerary
Traffic Conditions Online
Traffic information on-line
Parking Facilities
Parking regulations are strictly enforced, particularly in Dublin city. Tow trucks and vehicle disabling programs are in operation. Parking meters operate in the downtown area - check signs for days and hours of chargeable parking specific to a location. 

Rules of the Road

Minimum Driving Age
17 years old.
Side of the Road For Driving
On the left.
Speed Limits
Urban areas :50 km/h; highways:100/80 km/h; motorways: 120 km/h.
Safety Belts
Wearing of seat belts is compulsory in front and rear seats. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in front seats.
Permitted Amount of Alcohol in the Blood
Legal tolerance limit is 0.08%.
National Roads Organizations
National Roads Authority

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