October is a wonderful time of the year to visit the island of Ireland, all the attractions are open and fewer visitors!
It is possible to travel around by public transport
, whether by train or bus, from Dublin as a possible base for day trips or two-day trips. Irish Rail
operates the train service in the Republic
of Ireland and Bus Éireann
the main bus service. Transport for Ireland
has a super journey planner which we find very useful to plan trips, please take a look and see if it helps with your plans. There are limitations on the amount of luggage you will be able to transport
, something to bear in mind during your planning stage.Translink
operates the bus and train service in Northern Ireland, there are various services from Belfast to areas all over Northern Ireland. There is also a city sightseeing hop on hop off bus
that runs to some of the great attractions along the Causeway Coast and the city too.
Renting a car is also a great way to see the island of Ireland "your way". Please take a look at our information on Renting a Vehicle
for tips and car rental companies, there is even information on campervan hire for the ultimate on your own travel plans.
There are some approved tour operators
who also offer self-drive tours and bespoke packages that may be of interest. You can rent the car and have some itinerary input to planning a tour of the island of Ireland or choose one of their pre-planned trips!
Is there anywhere in particular that you would be interested in visiting?
I hope this helps to give you some ideas, I'm sure our fellow members and industry partners will have some ideas too!