Domestic Transportation in Ireland
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
Maps of Dublin and area
- Urban Transport Agencies
CIE Group of companies, bus, train
- Find an Itinerary
Maps of Dublin
- Taxi Companies
Transportation From Airport to City Centre:
|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 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.
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
- 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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