Sample Fares – Bus, Coach and Rail Travel in Éire

The prices of fares in Éire go up at the start of every year and many have to be sanctioned by the government because of the predominance of state-owned operators. While I travel less extensively in the country of my birth, I do make use of public transport across the water and will record here any fares that I find. Because the country uses the Euro as its currency, I have separated these from their U.K. counterparts, which of course are in Pounds Sterling.

Until relatively recently, fares from the state CIÉ companies predominated but you can see some from Aircoach and Dublin Coach here now too. It was only on my last Christmas trip that I sampled the services of the former and their coaches are very comfortable too. Maybe, more private operator fares will appear here yet.

For now, my hope is that what you find below will be of use and do feel free to let me know about any additions or updates that you’d like me to make. While I do try to keep the information up to date, there may be some changes that miss my notice. For that reason, the date on which a fare was found to be valid is in brackets beside every one that is listed.

Bus

Airlink: Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre and Heuston Railway Station (Routes 747 & 748, respectively)

Adult Single Fare: €6.00
Child Single Fare: €3.00

Coach

Charleville to Cork

Adult Single Fare: €11.50 on the bus or €10.94 online (2014-12-30)
Adult Return Fare: €20.00 on the bus or €19.00  online (2014-04-22)
Child Single Fare: €9.02 online (2014-03-01)
Child Same Day Return Fare: €14.06  online (2014-03-01)
Child Midweek Return Fare: €14.44  online (2014-03-01)
Child Standard Return Fare: €16.15  online (2014-03-01)
Student Single Fare: €9.50 online (2014-03-01)
Student Return Fare: €16.62 online (2014-03-01)

Clarecastle to Ennis

Adult Standard Return Fare: €1.90 (2013-06-29)

Cork Airport to Charleville

Adult Return Fare: €21.00 on the bus or €19.48 online (2016-12-11)

Dublin to Newcastlewest

Adult Single Fare: €22.33 online (2014-03-01)
Adult Same Day Fare: €31.82 online (2014-03-01)
Adult Midweek Return Fare: €32.78 online (2014-03-01)
Adult Standard Return Fare: €37.05 online (2014-03-01)
Child Single Fare: €15.20 online (2014-03-01)
Child Same Day Fare: €21.09 online (2014-03-01)
Child Midweek Return Fare: €21.85 online (2014-03-01)
Child Standard Return Fare: €24.23 online (2014-03-01)
Student Single Fare: €18.52 online (2014-03-01)
Student Return Fare: €30.40 online (2014-03-01)

Dublin Airport to Limerick

Adult Single Fare (Bus Éireann Expressway): €18.00 on the bus or €17.10 online (2013-12-23)

Dublin City Centre to Dublin Airport

Adult Single Fare (Aircoach): €7.00 (2012-12-29)

Galway to Ennis

Adult Single Fare: €11.00 on the bus (2014-02-22)

Galway to Gort

Adult Single Fare: €7.30 on the bus (2016-10-19)

Limerick to Dublin

Single Fare (Dublin Coach M7 Service): €10.00 (2012-12-30)
Return Fare (Dublin Coach M7 Service): €20.00 (2012-12-30)

Limerick to Newcastlewest

Adult Single Fare: €13.30 on the bus (2014-03-24)
Adult Return Fare
: €18.00 on the bus or €17.10 online (2013-12-23)

Limerick to Shannon Airport

Adult Single Fare (Bus Éireann): €8.10 on the bus (2014-03-23)

Rathkeale to Limerick

Adult Single Fare: €15.50 on the bus (2014-07-22)

Shannon to Shannon Airport

Adult Single Fare: €1.00 (2013-06-29)

Shannon Airport to Newcastlewest

Adult Single Fare: €14.72 online or €17.60 on the bus (2014-12-23)
Adult Same Day Return Fare: €19.00 online (2014-03-01)
Adult Midweek Return Fare: €19.48 online (2014-03-01)
Adult Standard Return Fare: €27.00 on the bus or €21.85 online (2014-02-22)
Child Single Fare: €8.93 online (2014-03-01)
Child Same Day Return Fare: €12.35 online (2014-03-01)
Child Midweek Return Fare: €12.73 online (2014-03-01)
Child Standard Return Fare:€14.06 online (2014-03-01)
Student Single Fare: €11.40 online (2014-03-01)
Student Return Fare: €17.29 online (2014-03-01)

Tralee to Listowel

Student Single Fare: €6.70 (2013-06-26)

Tram

Dublin Central Zone 1

Adult Single Fare: €1.60 (2012-12-29)
Adult Return Fare: €3.10 (2012-12-21)

Train

Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central

Standard Class Single Fare: €15.99 (2012-11-23)
First Class Single Fare: €61.00 (2012-11-23)
First Class Single Fare: €99.00 (2012-11-23)

Dublin Connolly to Rosslare Europort

Single Fare: €15.99 (2012-11-23)

Dublin Heuston to Charleville

Standard Class Single Fare: €32.99 (2012-11-23)
Standard Class Return Fare: €63.00 (2012-11-23)
First Class Single Fare: €52.99 (2012-11-23)
First Class Return Fare: €103.00 (2012-11-23)

Dublin Heuston to Galway

Single Fare: €21.99 (2012-11-23)