Free Travel - SW 40


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You may use your Free Travel Pass to travel free on crossborder journeys between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. If you are married, in a civil partnership or cohabiting and hold the correct type of Free Travel Pass, your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant may join you for free. Or, if you hold a Free Travel Companion Pass, one person aged 16 or over may join you for free.

If you live in Northern Ireland and you hold a Northern Ireland Concessionary Travel Pass you may also travel for free on cross-border journeys. However, your spouse, civil partner, cohabitant or companion cannot travel for free on such journeys unless they also hold a Concessionary Travel Pass in their own right.

Journeys covered

Your cross-border journey must start on one side of the border and end on the other side.

You can only use one mode of transport, either bus or train for your journey. You cannot combine these and still travel for free.

You must use one through-ticket for your journey. This means, for example, that you can travel for free by train from Cork to Belfast, as long as the free ticket you got in Cork railway station clearly states Belfast as your final destination. The same applies when you travel by bus on cross-border journeys.

Last modified:03/11/2014