Getting around Ireland with public transportation
Below you'll find a selection of public transportation options to help you get from A to B when you arrive first. I've also included the names of the main Irish airports, Irish airlines, and car rental services you'll find here. The links to the bus and train websites, as well as their schedules, is handy to have saved to your phone/PC etc. If you don't buy a car immediately after moving to Ireland, you'll most likely avail of their services.
- Bus Eireann. This is the main bus provider in Ireland, and services local, city, rural, and intercity routes.
- Dublin Bus - the public bus service in Dublin
- Translink - For Northern Ireland rail and bus services
- Eurolines - to Britain via bus
- Iarnroid Eireann (Irish Rail service connecting much of Ireland)
- Translink Northern Ireland
- DART (Dublin railway system)
- LUAS (Dublin tram system)
- Dublin Bikes
- BikeShare.ie (Covering Limerick, Cork and Galway). This is a very affordable way to get around these cities. Check out their pricing on their website, or download their app from Google Play or iTunes store.
- Aer Lingus
- Aer Arann
Main Irish Airports
- Belfast International
- Belfast City
- Ireland West Airport – Knock
Ferry Services (to Britain and France via Ferry)
There are plenty of car rental options also available in Ireland. Here's a sample list that you can choose from. Car rental, and in particular auto insurance, is not cheap in Ireland. Shop around.
- Budget Rent-a-Car
- Irish Car Rentals
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