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Getting around Dublin

Luas Tram DublinAs Dublin is Ireland's capital it is an important junction. You will find a lot of public transport such as busses, trains, the DART and the Luas. However, if you would like to be independent, there are also many car and bike hire companies.

Public Transport

There is a lot of public transport in Dublin. Visitors may choose between bus, train, taxi, DART and Luas.

Dart [ www.irishrail.ie ]

The Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) covers 30 stations around Dublin Bay. It stretches from Malahide in the north side to Greystones in county Wicklow in the south. There is a variety of ticket options, which you can enquire on every station and in many newsagents. The train runs frequently throughout the day.

Luas [ www.luas.ie ]

The Luas connects you with high capacity and frequency with Dublin's City Centre. There are convenient stop locations with easy access. Luas operates on two tramlines. The Green Line connects Sandyford to St. Stephen's Green. The Red Line connects Tallaght to Connolly.

Bus [ www.dublinbus.ie ]

The bus service runs from 6.00 to 23.30. From Monday to Saturday there is also a limited nightbus service. Special value tickets are available when travelling around Dublin. Please enquire from Dublin Bus, in the Dublin Tourism Centre or at local newsagents. There is now a policy of exact fare on a majority of routes. So it is advisable to have the correct change.

Trains [www.irishrail.ie ]

There are Suburban and Inter-City trains outlying the area of Dublin. For further information please contact: www.irishrail.ie


Taxis can be hailed from anywhere in the city. They can be hired from taxi ranks, which are located in O'Connell Street, Dame Street and St. Stephen's Green. They can also be booked by phone. See local telephone book for taxi companies.


Getting to Dublin by sea couldn't be easier. Regular, scheduled ferry services operate between Ireland and the UK bringing passengers, cars and other vehicles into the city. Dublin possesses two ferry ports, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire. Dun Laoghaire is six miles south of the city centre. The DART train service will take you to and from the centre in less than half an hour. Dublin Port is closer to the centre and is served by a local bus route and by special buses meeting arrivals to the port.

Irish Ferries operate from Dublin Port to Holyhead, Wales. The ferry makes two return sailings a day with a journey time of just over three hours. The Swift has three daily sailings taking one hour and forty-five minutes.

For further information please contact:
Tel: 00353 (0)1 855 2222
Email: info@irishferries.com Web: www.irishferries.com

Stena Line's High speed Sea Service operates from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead, Wales, taking just 99 minutes. There are currently three sailings daily. Stena Line also operates a conventional ferry service from Dublin Port to Holyhead with one sailing daily.

For further information please contact:
Tel: 00353 (0)1 204 7777
Web: www.stenaline.com


Dublin airport is conveniently located just to the north of Dublin city centre. It is situated near the M50 and M1 motorways. You can get to the airport by bus, taxi, or car. There are services from nearby train stations. For car hire, just click on the link below. Visitors can travel by Airlink from the airport to the central bus station in the city or by Aircoach, which operates between the airport and some locations in the city.

Car Rental

Though not as crowded as other European capitals, Dublin's roads are busy and parking is not easy. You will find car parks at Arnotts, Middle Abbey Street, on the Northside and Brown Thomas, Clarendon Street 2.

If you would like to hire a car, please find further information on: www.irish-car-rental.com

Bike Rental

Bicycle Bicycle is the best way to get around Dublin. You may hire a bicycle at a low daily fee for between 10 to 15 euros.

Belfield Bike Shop

4 UCD Campus Belfield
Tel: 00353 (0)1 2600749

Cycleways Ltd [ www.cycleways.com ]

185-186 Parnell Street
Dublin 1
Tel: 00353 (0)1 873 4748
Email: info@cycleways.com]

Hollingsworth Cycles

56 Templeouge Village
Dublin 6
Tel: 00353 (0)1 490 5094

McCormacks Cycle Centre

31a Lower Dorset Street
Dublin 1
Tel: 00353 (0)1 836 6173

Ray's Bike Shop

Miltown Centre
Unit 2
Dublin 6
Tel: 00353 (0)1 283 0355

Rent A Bike

58 Lower Gardiner Street
Dublin 1
Tel: 00353 (0)1 872 5399

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