Dublin is easily reached from many local and international destinations by air, train, bus and ferry.
Aer Lingus and Ryanair, as well as a number of other airlines operate many flights to and from Dublin each day, while Irish Ferries offer services connecting Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire to Liverpool, Holyhead and other UK ports. Getting to Dublin from around the country is also easy with buses from most cities and towns with Bus Eireann as well as trains into Heuston Station and Connolly Station.
Visit www.irishrail.ie to buy tickets in advance and to take advantage of web-only special offers.
From the airport
The Airlink buses make getting into the city centre quick and simple. Tickets cost €7 one way or €12 return (you can also buy these ahead of time online for €6/€11) and the Airlink 747 and Airlink 757 buses stop at convenient locations throughout the city. Taxis are also readily available at the airport and will cost approximately €30-€35 to get to the city centre.
Getting around Dublin
Dublin is wonderfully compact, with loads of tourist attractions, theatres, galleries, restaurants and of course, vibrant pubs all within walking distance.
Dublin also has a wide network of transport to get you everywhere you need to go, including buses, trams and trains.
The Dublin Bus operates throughout the city and Dublin County. The majority of bus routes operate from 06h00 until 23h30 with reduced service on Sundays, and there are also Nightlink buses that operate on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased on the bus from the driver, but you must have the correct change (notes are not accepted and change is not available).
Visit www.dublinbus.ie for fares and a route planner.
The LUAS is a tram service that operates two lines: the Green Line that runs from Broombridge down to Sandyford and Bride’s Glen, and the Red line that runs between Tallaght and Saggart in the southwest to Connolly Station and The Point in the east of the city. The LUAS runs between 05h00 and 00h00 (times vary depending on route and stop). You can purchase tickets for the LUAS from the ticket machines on all platforms, with options of individual rides, 1-day and 7-day tickets available. Random checks are conducted on board, so make sure you have your ticket before boarding the tram.
For fares and routes, visit www.luas.ie.
The DART suburban rail line is an easy way to explore some of the nearby villages around Dublin and take in some of the picturesque coastline. This service follows a coastal route, from Malahide and Howth in the north, all the way around the scenic Dublin Bay and through the city centre to Bray and Greystones in the south. Tickets can be purchased from machines at all stations.
See as much of Dublin as you can with the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus options that take you in and around the city and allow you to explore at your own pace. You can also take advantage of the DoDublin Card which gives you 72 hours of unlimited access to the sightseeing bus, Dublin bus and the airport Airlink bus.
Find out more here: dodublin.ie/city-sightseeing-tours/ticket-options