For hassle-free days out to some of the most popular visitor attractions across Northern Ireland and in Dublin, why not make the smart move by leaving the car behind and catching the train!
Take in spectacular scenic views as the railway line hugs the coastline en route to the town of Bangor or along the North Coast to the ever popular holiday resort of Portrush and the walled City of Derry~Londonderry.
Days Out by Train
This guide provides a range of ideas to help you plan your day trip travelling by train.
Along the way there are many interesting and entertaining places to stop off, offering plenty for passengers of all ages and tastes. Alternatively, enjoy a day out in Dublin with its wealth of culture, attractions and entertainment.
Taking the train can add to the experience of your trip, allowing you to travel in comfort, avoid the stress of traffic congestion and the hassle of parking. You can also stay connected with our free Wi-Fi onboard – ensuring that your journey is part of your day out rather than just simply a means of getting to your destination!
Translink have a variety of promotions and special offers running throughout the year to give you great value for money.
Family and Friends - £22
This ticket offers unlimited travel for 1 day for up to 2 adults + 4 children (minimum 1 adult + 1 child) on ANY scheduled bus or rail service within Northern Ireland.
Simple Journey Planning
The standard desktop version is easy to use and allows you to download timetables for your searched journey.
Optimised of mobile use, plan your journey while on the go with GPS to get your current location.
Download the app for free now and always have the Journey Planner at your fingertips.
New 3 Day Select Ticket?
A new 3 Day Select Ticket is now available to purchase at NI Railways Ticket Offices and onboard trains - providing a new option to choose 3 specific days of travel within a seven day period and save 17% off your fare!
Buy Your NI Railways Tickets online now, and start saving!
Weekly tickets offer unlimited travel for 7 days between two designated stations and run from Monday - Sunday. Tickets are available to purchase online up to two weeks in advance.
A monthly ticket allows you to purchase your monthly ticket on any day of the month, with a validity of one month from your chosen date eg: 5th April- 4th May. Pre-purchase of monthly tickets online will be available 14 days in advance.
mLink allows you to buy, receive & use your rail ticket via your mobile phone. You can purchase weekly & monthly tickets and the new 3 day flexi ticket. 3 Day flexi tickets are available to purchase on the mLink app only.
Other NI Railways Tickets and Travelcards
1/3 OFF Day Returns
Calling all shoppers, day-trippers & explorers! Travel between any two NI Railways stations after 9.30am and get 1/3 off the price of a standard day return ticket! Go on, treat yourself!
Regular Commuter? Get an aLink Smartcard
aLink is a new Translink smartcard which provides annual travel on scheduled Translink services within Northern Ireland for the journey(s) you have chosen.