Train and ferry to Ireland

If you’re planning a trip to Ireland without a vehicle then why not rail and sail by train and ferry? A train and ferry ticket combination offers one of the most cost effective and convenient methods of travelling between the UK and Ireland.

You can purchase a train and ferry ticket combination to travel from virtually any station in the UK to any station in Ireland! The rail sail to Ireland ticket covers train travel to the ferry port, the ferry crossing to Ireland and onward train travel in Ireland itself!

Book a train and ferry to Ireland in the fare search to the left, or see below for more information about trip options.

If you’re travelling from Wales or England then the best option to rail and sail to Northern Ireland will be via Dublin using the Holyhead Dublin ferry crossing which is operated by Irish Ferries and Stena Line.

On arrival in Dublin port in Ireland, for onward travel to Northern Ireland you’ll need to get a transfer to Dublin Connolly train station. Transfers are not included in the price of the Rail Sail ticket and range between €2.50 and €5 per adult depending on your destination.


Please note: Direct Ferries are working in conjunction with to offer you the facility to buy train and ferry combined tickets online. ‘Rail and sail’ or ‘train and ferry’ ticket combinations purchased via this site will be provided by, and not Direct Ferries. Therefore, should you have any queries related to this product, please contact

Information on these Rail and Sail by train and ferry pages is provided for guide purposes only and you are advised to do your own investigation regarding transfers and connecting services.