You have rights when you travel abroad or when you use transport in Ireland

Before you travel

There are a few things to think about before you head off on your travels, such as insurance, notifying your bank and taking copies of important documents.

When you are away

While you are away it’s worth knowing about how much it will cost you to use your cards, what your rights are if you plan on shopping and how to use your devices without spending a fortune.

Package holidays

Under consumer law, a package holiday is defined as a pre-arranged holiday that is sold at an inclusive price, which must last more than 24 hours or include an overnight stay.

Car rental

Find out what you need to know about renting a car – before you book, when you pick up the car and when you drop it back, as well as what to do if the car is damaged.


What are your rights when it comes to airline prices, delayed flights and cancelled flights? What are your options if you are denied boarding?


What are your rights if a ferry is delayed or cancelled? Find out about compensation and how to complain.

Travelling in Ireland

Find out more about your rights when travelling by bus, rail, taxi or inland waterway in Ireland.

Last updated on 15 August 2019

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