Travel Ireland via train and bus

The easiest way to get around the island of Ireland is by driving, but the island itself is covered by a well run public transportation network with a decent level of coverage on both sides of the Irish border.

The buses and trains are generally reliable enough when travelling between towns and urban areas. If you’re travelling to and around the outlying areas, such as the scenic West Coast of Ireland, you’re definitely better off driving yourself around.

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Note: Traveling between Northern Ireland and the rest of Ireland (Republic of Ireland) does not involve an immigration check at the border, but there have been cases where border police stop buses for a quick inspection so bring your passports nonetheless, and ensure you have a valid visa for either Ireland or the UK as required.