About Sail Rail Routes
Greener, cleaner and cheaper than flying, SailRail to Ireland is an extremely cost effective way, not to mention more comfortable, way to travel between the UK & Ireland.
Sailrail fares can be booked for travel from any National Rail station in England, Scotland or Wales for travel to Ireland via Holyhead, Cairnryan or Fishguard in Wales and include both the cost of the train to the port, ferry travel and onward train travel if necessary. Rail services to the ports are operated by Virgin Trains, ScotRail and Arriva Trains Wales whilst the ferry crossings are operated by Irish Ferries or Stena Line.
Booking SailRail to Ireland fares
Here are just a few of the cheap combined rail and sail fares to Ireland you could get by booking through the Train Offers site:
|Journey||Sail Rail Fare||Journey||Sail Rail Fare|
|London to Dublin||From just £45.00||Cardiff to Rosslare||From just £35.00|
|Leeds to Dublin||From just £41.00||Liverpool to Cork||From just £61.60|
|Norwich to Dublin||From just £40.00||Oxford to Limerick||From just £63.60|
|Manchester to Dublin||From just £36.00||Birmingham to Galway||From just £57.50|
|Glasgow to Belfast||From just £30.00||Bristol to Waterford||From just £54.50|
The SailRail to Ireland fares shown are a mixture of advance and walk on singles where advance tickets are not available. The Advance fares shown are all advance singles for standard class travel, sold subject to availability before the date of travel & checked on 29.02.16
Ferry sailings are sometimes subject to last minute changes depending on weather conditions so it is important check your route for service alterations before leaving home. UK Rail disruption can be checked by visiting the National Rail website, Irish rail disruption can be checked on the Irish Rail website and ferry disuption can be checked by phoning Ferrycheck:
Call +44 (0) 8705 755 755 when travelling to Ireland.
Call +353 (0)1 204 77 99 when travelling to Britain.
Call +44 (0) 8717 300 400 when travelling to Ireland.
Call +353 (0)818 300 400 when travelling to Britain.
- What do I need to know?
Your Sail Rail tickets include both the cost of your trains and your ferry crossing but the cost of transferring between the port and the city centre will not be included so you will need to pay for this separately on the day of travel
- At the moment we are only able to post tickets to UK addresses. As no stations in Ireland offer National Rail ticket collection facilities, SailRail tickets for journeys departing from Belfast, Dublin or any other Irish station must either be collected from a UK station with ticket on departure (ToD) facilities before you travel or sent to a UK address by post and then forwarded onto you.
- Flexible ferry tickets will allow you to take any train on the date shown on the ticket but you will still be required to travel on the booked ferry crossing unless your booked sailing has been cancelled. If your sailing has been cancelled you will be transferred onto the next available crossing and onto the next available train at no extra cost.
- Railcard discounts are not available on Sailrail fares.
- Whilst children travel aged five and under travel free of charge without a ticket on the National Rail network, they will not be allowed onto the ferry without a reserved space. As it is not possible to simply reserve a space on the ferry on its own, if you are travelling with a child aged under five, you will need to purchase a child ticket for them for the whole journey