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Booking Irish rail tickets for a child

  • 31-08-2019 3:27pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 224 ✭✭ PicardWithHair


    Hi ,
    we are booking a trip on irish rail, we have 2 boys (7 + 3) according to the website children under 5 are free, but how can I book a seat for the 3 year old ?
    Or is he expected to sit on one parents lap ?


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    Hi ,
    we are booking a trip on irish rail, we have 2 boys (7 + 3) according to the website children under 5 are free, but how can I book a seat for the 3 year old ?
    Or is he expected to sit on one parents lap ?

    Lap. They need a ticket to use a seat (booked or not)

    Actually one single reference I can find says a seat-only reservation is OK, although the details on how to book one don't list it as a valid reason, so its your own risk if you do this:

    http://www.irishrail.ie/rail-fares-and-tickets/booking-a-seat-only-reservation


  • Registered Users Posts: 224 ✭✭ PicardWithHair


    Yeah seat reservation was what we did ...


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,484 ✭✭✭✭ Jamie2k9


    Book a seat only, they shouldn't make an issue out of it.

    Display seat number not name and if anyone asks say its not your reservation but I don't see them asking. 5 euro is better than nothing for your child.


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