Ireland Transport Guide

Getting around the Emerald Isle is a piece of cake. It’s a tiny country, so journeys are never too long. There’s a good road network and public transport services, even if it is a little slow at times. You’ve heard of island time…

Getting around Ireland

While hiring a car often isn’t the number one choice when you’re travelling overseas, in Ireland it can be a major advantage. Irish roads are marked well and the motorway network makes driving a breeze. Just be wary of a few things. One, there will be heaps of cars on the road. Two, if you’re crossing the border to Northern Ireland, you’ll find the speed limit is measured in miles. In the Republic of Ireland, they use kilometres like Australia. Three, look out for potholes! Oh, and if you’re under 21, you may not be able to hire a car. If driving isn’t your thing, you can take the bus or train to get between cities. If you’re just cruising around the cities though, maybe hire a bike or take a taxi or local bus. In general, bus travel is much cheaper than train travel. If you want to reach any of the Ireland islands, you can take a ferry.