Train and ferry to Northern Ireland

If you’re planning a trip to Northern Ireland without a vehicle then why not choose the train and ferry combined ticket option? A rail and sail ticket offers one of the most cost effective and convenient methods of travelling to Northern Ireland allowing you to travel from your local train station.

A train and ferry ticket combination allows you to travel from virtually any train station in the UK to any train station in Northern Ireland! The rail sail to Northern Ireland ticket covers train travel to the ferry port, the ferry crossing and onward train travel in Northern Ireland itself!

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