Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Dublin Ferryport to Dublin city centre?

Dublin Port is served by an Express Bus Transfer 7 days a week.  The Express Bus Transfer service is operated by Mortons Coaches.

The fare is €3 for an Adult and €1.50 for a Child.  Adult return is €5 and child return is €2.50, payable on board.  

Outbound services will operate from the Mortons Bus Stop located on Westmoreland Street daily at 07:15hrs, 13.30hrs & 19:00hrs. This is the only outbound pick up location.

Inbound services: a coach to meet all of our ferry arrivals with drop off points at Connolly & Westmoreland Street.

Public bus service to and from Dublin Ferryport Terminal

A regular public bus service also operates between the city center and Dublin Ferryport. The number 53 terminus is on Talbot street. Standard bus fares apply to this service and free travel passes may be used. Please click here for timetable and route.

Connections between Busarus and Heuston Station, where not shown, are possible by Luas light rail or local bus routes. These services are not included and are payable separately. Please note all bus times are subject to change. For any queries regarding this schedule, please call Dublin Ferryport at 01- 607 5519

www.dublinbus.ie - Buses within Dublin city and county 
www.irishrail.ie - Country wide train services 
www.buseireann.ie - Country wide bus services

How do I amend my SailRail booking?

You can amend your ticket by contacting thetrainline.com directly. Please click here to view their contact details.

Can I travel in First Class with a SailRail ticket?

Unfortunately not – if you would like to book a first class train ticket, then you will need to book your ferry trip and rail journey separately. SailRail tickets cannot be upgraded to travel in First Class.

Can I book Club Class or cabins for my trip?

It is possible to book Club Class and cabins for your journey, however this would need to be done directly with us and cannot be booked through your local rail station. To make a booking, please email info@irishferries.com and advise your travel date, sailing time and the grade of accommodation that you require.

How much luggage can I bring with me?

You can bring as much hand luggage as you can comfortably carry, but it must be packed in a suitcase or bag. No boxes or loose items are acceptable as hand luggage. One small piece of hand luggage will be permitted to be carried with you – the rest will be checked through our luggage handling facility. Please note that each item of checked in luggage must not weigh more than 22kg and you will not be able to access these items during the crossing.

Can I take my pet on the train?

Passengers may take with them, free of charge and subject to the conditions below, dogs and cats (max of 2 per passenger) provided that they do not endanger or inconvenience passengers or staff.

  • Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times unless contained in a pet carrier.
  • Dogs without leads or cats must be carried in an enclosed pet carrier which is rigid and not open (to prevent escape) and the animal able to stand and lie down in comfort.
  • Animals and containers must not occupy seats, otherwise a charge will be made.
  • Pets are not allowed in the restaurant cars. An exception would be made for guide dogs – these can be permitted into the restaurant car at the Stewards discretion. The train operator will make every effort to serve meals directly to blind and deaf passengers at their seats.
  • If another passenger objects to the presence of an animal, then the owner must move it to another part of the train or place it in a suitable pet carrier in the guards van/luggage van (where available).
  • The train company reserves the right to refuse carriage and entry of any pet/animal (byelaw 16).
What about taking pets on the ferry?

Pets (small dogs and cats) are permitted to travel with foot passengers, but they must be transported to and from the ferry in a secure, rigid and appropriate pet cage or box (please bring your own). The pet must be able to stand or lie down in the cage or box in comfort and the owner of the pet must be able to carry the cage or box from the terminal to the ship. All pets must travel on the car deck in their cages or boxes. Please note that if you turn up at the port without an appropriate pet cage or box you will not be allowed to bring your pet on board. There are no exceptions to this rule