Getting Around Ireland

Ok, so you have set and a date and your bags are nearly packed, now you need a plan on how you are going to get around Ireland. Ireland is a very safe country to travel around. Even as a solo traveler. It’s easy to get around (especially with the help of Google Maps) and the Irish are more than willing to help you with directions. You have four ways to travel around – self driving, bus tours, rail tours or to be chauffeur driven around. We have listed all the information in to sections below

  1. Public Transport
  2. Self Driving
  3. Bus Tours
  4. Rail Tours
  5. Private Chauffeur Tours

Public Transport

In Ireland we have a  fantastic public transport system to help you reach your destinations with ease. As there is so much info on public transport, the best routes and options we have dedicated a post solely to public transport which you can read here – Public Transport Ireland.

Self Driving

One of the best ways to get around Ireland is to drive yourself. We are lucky in Ireland to have access to some of the world most beautiful scenery, the most wonderful and adventurous driving routes, like the Wild Atlantic Way (the worlds longest coastal driving route, covering a total of 2,500km) or the Ring of Kerry. By doing a self driven tour of Ireland you get to see every single part of the Emerald Isle that you want to see. It’s easy to get around for the most part (some country roads are quite thin and narrow). 
Here is a link to some of the best drives around Ireland – Ireland’s Best Drives – Perfect Irish Trip

Rental Car Link – Kayak Rental Car Competitive Pricing

Bus Tours

If you would prefer more of a guided tour around Ireland, there are plenty (and we mean PLEN-TYYY) of guided bus tours to travel around Ireland. You have two types of guided bus tours to choose from. You can opt for a holiday tour that travels all around Ireland and bring you to different hotels across the country for your stay. Or you can opt to stay in a few central locations and do day tours to some of Irelands top attractions across the Country.
Pre-Planned 7-14 Day Guided Bus Tour – 

Daily Operated Guided Tours – 

Rail Tours

  • Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) – Irish Rail offers fantastic guided tours across their rail routes, offering travellers pick ups and drop off at each station, to help them meet their tour guide at their destination, in which they will then be brought to their chosen attraction or day tours. You have a choice between day tours (mostly from Dublin) or 2-3 Day Tours. For full into click into – Irish Rail Tours
  • Belmond Grand Hibernian –  If trains are your preferred mode of travel and you want to go all out, we highly recommend the Belmond Grand Hibernian, Belmond Grand Hibernian is the name of a luxury train service in Ireland. The service is operated by Belmond, the operator of several other luxury trains including the Venice-Simplon Orient Express. You can choose between a 2/ 4 or 6 night journey across Ireland. For more information click into – Belmond Grand Hibernian Ireland

Private Chauffeur Tours

If it’s better suited to your holiday and you would prefer a more private tour of Ireland, you can opt to for private chauffeur. In Ireland we have very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides ready to show you Irelands beauty. This tours are done in a high class, personal and intimate way, allowing to take in what Ireland has to offer with a 5* service. The companies we recommend are – 

If you would like any help deciding what the best travel methods and routes are for you, from the type of travel to the companies who are best suited to you and your needs to travel Ireland get in touch and let us help you plan your Perfect Irish Trip. Check our our personalised travel planning packages here – Personalised Travel Planning Products


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