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Transportation in Ireland

ON THE GO

Traveling by plane

Aer Lingus (EI) connects Dublin and Shannon.
Aer Arann (RE) flies from Dublin to Cork, Galway and Kerry and from Cork to Galway. The Aer Arann Islands flies from Connemara Regional Airport (NNR) (27 km from Galway) to the Arann Islands Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Óirr.

On the way by car / bus

A good road network opens up all parts of the country. The Dublin ring road (M 50) is a total of 40 kilometers long and bypasses the Irish capital in a semicircle to the west. Since 2005, the completion of the motorway ring has resulted in an approximately 100-kilometer north-south motorway connection (M 1 / M 50 / M 11) from Dundalk near the Northern Irish border past Dublin to Bray around 10 kilometers south of the capital. At the beginning of 2005, all road signs with speed and distance information were changed from miles to kilometers.

The buses of the state bus company Bus Eíreann (Internet: www.buseireann.ie) operate between all major cities and towns outside of Dublin. The bus network is very well developed. Buses run at very regular intervals from Monday to Saturday, less frequently on Sunday. In the summer months there are additional bus connections in certain areas. The Expressway intercity buses complement the rail network. Dublin bus station is on Store Street. Bus passes: Bus Eírann provides detailed information about the Open Road Ticket as well as the Irish Rover and Irish Explorer Pass (validity varies). There are discounted tariffs for young people and senior citizens.

Long-distance bus:
Numerous companies offer tours with tour guides. The routes and duration of the tours vary. Full-day and half-day city tours are carried out in numerous cities (May – October).

Taxis
are available in all cities. They are metered in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick. In rural areas you should agree on the price before starting your journey.

Bicycles
can be rented from Rent-a-Bike and Raleigh Rent-a-Bike, among others. The tourist office publishes a brochure for cyclists.

Numerous car rental companies are available in airports and seaports as well as mediation through hotels. All major international rental car companies are represented. Minimum age: 21 years (sometimes 25 years), maximum age: 70 years. Unleaded gasoline is widely available.

Documents:
National or international driver’s license. EU citizens must have their vehicle documents with them; If the vehicle is not owned by the driver, a user authorization must be presented. The respective nationality code must be attached to the car. For nationals of EU and EFTA countries, the car registration number is used as proof of insurance. Nevertheless, EU and EFTA citizens are recommended to use the International Green Insurance Cardtake with you in order to benefit from full insurance cover in the event of any damage. Otherwise, the statutory minimum liability insurance cover applies. The green card can also make it easier to record accidents.

Traffic regulations:
left-hand traffic;
Compulsory seat belts;
Children under the age of 12 are only allowed to ride in the back seat;
Blood alcohol limit: 0.8â?? °.

Speed limits:
within built-up areas: 50 km / h,
on country roads: 80 km / h,
first-rate roads: 120 km / h.

Traveling in the city

According to youremailverifier, the local transport system in Dublin consists of buses, light rail vehicles and the new Luas Light Rail Lines tram (Tel: 1800 30 06 04. Internet: www.luas.ie), the 2 lines of which connect the surrounding area with Dublin city center. They run every 5 to 10 minutes, Mon-Fri between 5.30am and 12.30am, Sat between 6.30am and 12.30am and Sun from 7am to 11.30pm.

The fast suburban train (DART) runs between 27 stations along the coast from Howth in the north via Malahide to Bray and Greystones in the south of Dublin.

Rambler tickets
are valid for 1, 3, 5 or 7 days on all Dublin buses. More information on this and other tickets is available online from Dublin Bus(Internet: www.dublinbus.ie) available. The electronic Dublin e-ticket can be used on public transport, making it cheaper for locals and visitors.

On the go by train

The route network of the Irish State Railways Iarnród Eíreann (Irish Rail) (Internet: http://www.irishrail.ie) offers train connections to all parts of the country. It is built like a comb and connects Dublin with the larger cities in the west and south-west. Other routes run along the east coast and connect the north with the south. Express trains connect the larger cities. Partly dining car or refreshments. Limited connections in some places. There are discounted rates for students, families and groups. Further information from Iarnród Eíreann.

On the way by ship

There are regular ferry connections to the islands on the west coast. More details on site.

Transportation in Ireland