The Best Ways To Travel In Ireland

County-MayoIreland is known for its unforgettable natural beauty and its charming towns and villages.

Taking the time to appreciate the vistas and changing panoramas of Ireland can be one of the keystones of an amazing holiday.

Figuring out the best ways to travel while in Ireland – whether by rail, car or bicycle – can open up new pleasures in sightseeing.

We’ve put together a great list of some fun and practical ways to navigate around Ireland – on any budget. We hope you’ll get a chance to experience Ireland in the near future.

Ireland By Rail


Why not see more of Ireland, faster, by riding one of the country’s Irish Rail (Iarnrod Eireann) passenger trains?

This is a comfortable and affordable option for sightseeing all over the Emerald Isle.

Irish Rail is currently offering some great deals on intercity day return fares, which are on sale for 10 Euros.

There are some restrictions about weekend travel and times of travel, so it’s best to do some research before you decide to take a day trip via train.

Ireland By Car

cars Many travelers choose to rent a car and explore Ireland on their own. This option will allow you to move at your own pace, but there are some things you should know.

In Ireland, you’ll need to drive on the other side of the road!

Make sure you familiarize yourself with Ireland’s driving laws before you start your trip. Safety should be your first priority.


Motorcycle tours, guided or done alone, can also be a fun way to experience the local color and culture.

If you’re an experienced biker, you can have your own ride transported to Ireland, or hire a Harley or sport bike once you arrive.

Some people choose to ride in a group of up to 12 bikers, which adds an element of camaraderie and fun to any trip.

Ireland By Bicycle


Riding a bike around Ireland can be a beautiful and healthy way to see the country.

Exercise will keep you feeling fresh and energized as you tour the many charming villages and cities.

This low-tech traveling method is also kindest to the environment. If you’re interested in cycle tours of Ireland, consider your own fitness level, and those of your touring companions.

Some training might be necessary if you’re planning on going long distances on a bicycle. As well, seasonal weather, what to pack, and other practical concerns should be researched before a trip.

No matter what mode of transport you choose, be certain to get great travel medical insurance before you arrive, so you’re covered in the event of an emergency.

Plan an itinerary that hits all the best landmarks, towns and cities, and castles and pubs. There is so much to see and do that you’re never likely to forget one moment of your Irish getaway…

Get in the spirit before you travel by choosing a piece of traditional Celtic jewelry to wear.


A pretty gold Claddagh Ring will become a treasured reminder of Ireland.

6 thoughts on “The Best Ways To Travel In Ireland

  1. I’ve been to Ireland three times; each time I rented a car. I recommend it as the best way to see the countryside. Love Ireland & can’t wait to return next May…

  2. Very useful tips on how to travel around Ireland in the best way. As far as I can see travelers have a wide choice.

  3. I like Ireland, but have never been in this wonderful country, also I like traveling by bike. No doubts that Motorcycle tours will become the best choice for me.

  4. Hi,
    I love Ireland, but I’ve 1 remark: on your website there is a picture showing the interior of an Irish train. In fact it shows the seets of a Dutch Dubble deck train. I can know, as I’m Dutch my self…

  5. Hi Sjoerd,

    Thanks for pointing that out. Sometimes when we don’t have the pictures we need, we use images that we can use, that convey the message we’re trying to explain.


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