Transport

 

Transport à Dublin – Iompair Poiblí Bhaile Átha Claith – DublinTransportation

 

 

There are various transportation modes to get to and around the city on your trip to Dublin.  However the bus services provided are both regular and cost efficient when arriving either from overseas or elsewhere in the country and also to get around the city if you choose not to walk. 

(please note that any fees/charges indicated are approximate only)

 

BY AIR  

Dublin Airport (www.dublinairport.com) is situated approximately10km north of the city centre and is close to the M50 and M1 motorways.  All Aer Lingus and transatlantic flights operate from Terminal 2 with all other airlines using Terminal 1.  Whilst there is no rail service from the airport there are a range of options connecting to the city centre and suburbs:-

Taxis: are available for hire outside Arrivals and will cost approximately €20-25 to the city centre and take upwards of 20-30 minutes.  Extra charges apply to premium time periods (usually 20.00 hours – 8.00 hours), additional passengers (€1 each) and if pre-booked (€2).

Car Rental: major international car rental companies are represented at the airport.  Travelling to the city via the Dublin Port Tunnel on the M1 cuts the journey time to 12-15 minutes.  The toll is €10 when travelling southbound at peak periods Monday to Friday and €3 at all other times. 

Bus: “Aircoach,” “Airlink Express” and “Dublin Bus” (see “Getting Around the City & Suburbs” below for details) provide bus services to the city centre and suburbs.  The “Airport Hopper” serves two specific routes.

www.aircoach.ie

  • Distinctive blue buses located immediately outside of each Terminal (Arrivals at Terminal 1 and Departures at Terminal 2).  
  • Travelling time to the city centre is approximately 30 minutes with the route continuing to south Dublin suburbs and Greystones in County Wicklow. 
  • Buses operate on a 24-hour basis and run every 15 minutes until midnight and thereafter every 30 minutes. 
  • Tickets may be booked online, purchased at the Aircoach stand within the airport or directly from the bus driver.  A single fare costs approx €6. 

www.dublinbus.ie

  • The Airlink Express 747 is a dedicated airport service operated by Dublin Bus and travels directly to the city centre via the Port Tunnel and connects with the two mainline train stations (Heuston and Connolly) and the Luas Red Line (see below) and many hotels in the centre. 
  • Buses operate between 5am to 11.30pm and run every 15 minutes until 8.30pm and thereafter every 20 minutes. 
  • Tickets may be purchased at the Bus and Rail information desk, vending machines or directly from the bus driver.  A single fare costs €6.
  • The Airlink service offers combination tickets which include all public bus services and the “Hop-on Hop-off” Bus Tours and costs €27 return.

www.airporthopper.ie

  • The Airport Hopper is a daily shuttle bus service which operates on two routes from the airport to Tallaght and Maynooth (including Liffey Valley).  This service would suit those choosing to stay specifically in these areas. 
  • Tickets may be purchased online or from the bus driver.  A single fare costs €8 single.
  • All Airport Hopper bus stops have orange head plates on top of the bus stop.

 

BY BOAT

Dublin Port is located 6km east of the city centre serving ferries (www.stenaline.ie) and (www.irishferries.com) from the UK and France. 

An Express Bus Transfer service operated by “Dublin Bus” connects the port with the main bus station (BusÁras) in the city centre by the number 53 bus.  The journey will take approximately 15 minutes.  Tickets may be purchased online or from the bus driver with exact amount only and cost from €3 single

Taxis are also available for hire.

 

BY TRAIN

Iarnród Éireann (www.irishrail.ie) is the name of the Irish Rail company responsible for operating rail services in Ireland.  Dublin’s two mainline stations are Connolly and Heuston into which all services terminate from the rest of the country. 

 

BY BUS / COACH

National coach/bus services are provided by various public and private operators around the country to Dublin city centre.  Many services are non-stop thereby decreasing the travelling time dramatically.  Providers include but are not limited to: Bus Eireann (www.buseireann.ie), Citylink (www.citylink.ie), Go Bus (www.gobus.ie), Aircoach (www.aircoach.ie), Eireagle (www.eireagle.com).

 

GETTING TO DUBLIN CASTLE

Dublin Castle is situated in the heart of the city on the south side of the River Liffey and will take approximately 10 minutes to walk to from Trinity College.  For an exact location please refer to www.dublincastle.ie/locationmaps

“Dublin Bus” 13, 27, 40, 49, 54a, 56a, 77a, 123, 150 stopping on Dame Street and 9, 14, 15, 15a, 15b, 16, 65, 65b, 83, 122 and 140 stopping on Georges Street are within walking distance.  Should you choose to drive, there are public car parks located nearby with the nearest at Christchurch called Parkrite Car Park located on Werburg Street.

 

GETTING AROUND DUBLIN CITY AND SUBURBS

 (www.dublinbus.ie)

 

  • If your location within the city is not within walking distance of the congress, chances are you will be taking a bus.  Real Time Information and bus routes can be downloaded using the “Dublin Bus” App. 
  • Be aware that buses do not automatically stop for passengers unless flagged down.  Bus routes are numbered on the front and back of the bus.  Exact fares are paid to the driver as no change is given nor notes accepted.  Alternatively tickets can be purchased in shops displaying the “Dublin Bus” logo. 
  • A Leap Card is a reloadable smartcard that can be used to pay for individual journeys.  The Leap Card can be used on all Dublin Bus services including Airlink, Nitelink (see below), Luas and DART services.  You pay €5 to purchase the card which is refundable and top up with a minimum of €5 credit. 
  • Additional services provided by Dublin Bus include Airlink (to and from the airport – details above), DART feeder buses and Nitelink.  The Nitelink service operates 18 routes from the city centre on Friday and Saturday from midnight onwards.  Prepaid tickets can be purchased at city centre shops or from the bus driver (€6.50) with exact change only or with a Leap Card (€5). 

 

The DART  (www.irishrail.ie/about-us/dart-commuter)

  • DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) runs along the coast from Malahide and Howth travelling south to Greystones in county Wicklow.  The DART stations within the city centre are Connolly, Tara Street and Pearse Street.
  • The service operates every 15 minutes all day with tickets purchased at the station. Whilst the earliest DART travelling to the city centre is from 06.00 hours, the last DART leaves the city centre around midnight. 

 

LUAS   (www.luas.ie)  

  • (Irish for speed) is the name of the tram system that operates in the city and suburbs.  There are two lines, the Red line which has 32 stops and the Green line which has 22 stops. 
  • The trams run every 4/5 minutes during peak times and thereafter every 10/15 minutes.  Whilst the earliest tram travelling to the city centre is from 05.30 hours, the last tram leaves the city centre around midnight.  Tickets can be purchased at each stop.

By Bike (www.dublinbikes.ie)

  • Dublinbikes is a self-service bike rental system and offers an alternative way to get around the city.  There are over 90 bike stations distributed throughout the city centre with each station having a minimum of 15 stands. 
  • The nearest stations to Dublin Castle are Station 6 - Christchurch Place and Station 9 - Exchequer Street
  • A number of credit card enabled terminals allow a purchase of a 3 Day Ticket which can be used to rent or return a bike from any station in the network.
  • A 3 Day Ticket costs €5 with the first 30 minutes of use free.