Ireland - France Sail & Rail

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Sail to France + Onward Rail Bookings

  • Step 1: Book your Foot passenger Dublin-Cherbourg crossing
  • Step 2: Book your onward Train from Cherbourg with our partner Trainline.
  • Step 3: write to quoting your Irish Ferries & Trainline reference numbers to avail of a 10% refund* on your ferry booking (*discount on fare excluding fees).

(Make sure to allow sufficient time to transfer from Ferry to Train – min. 2 hours from Ferry arrival time recommended)

Note: Services covered by Rail / Sail tickets are not considered by the TOC’s (Train Operating Companies) to be connecting services. Please plan your schedule to take account of possible delays in arrival / departures of either trains and or ferries.

Transfer between Dublin ferry terminal to train stations in Dublin

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. Passengers can get free passage on presentation of the Sail Rail France-Ireland Cotif ticket. Otherwise, standard bus fares apply to this service and free travel passes may be used. Please click here for timetable .

Connections between Busarus and Heuston Station, where not shown, are possible by Luas light rail (red line) 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 - Buses within Dublin city and county - Country wide train services - Country wide bus services

Express Bus Service - Dublin Ferryport Terminal

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

Nolans Coach service will depart and arrive from George’s Quay. see here
There is a €3 charge each way for the bus transfer. This is a cashless service. Payment can be made through Nolans coaches website or by card with the bus driver.

It's 6 minutes walk from George's Quay to Connolly train station. From Connolly train station you can get a connecting Luas light rail (red line) to Heuston Station.

For service schedule see

Transfer between Cherbourg terminal to train station

Bus Service 

The “Line 2” bus service in Cherbourg goes from near the port to the train station Mon-Sat. Free tickets are available at the Irish Ferries ticket desk. Bus & Train info

By Taxi

Taxis will usually be available outside of the ferry terminal. The train station is about 10/15 minutes from the Ferry Terminal.


It takes about 30 minutes walk from the Ferry Terminal to the train station.