Dublin is easily accessible from the UK, Continental Europe and the east and west coast of the USA. More than 36 scheduled airlines fly into Dublin Airport, which is located 12 km from the city centre. Dublin Airport serves 7 domestic, 29 UK, 36 Continental European and 9 international destinations.
For more information please visit www.dublinairport.com
Access from Dublin Airport to Dublin City
Dublin is now served by 2 Terminals. There are a number of private and public bus services that operate from outside the airport arrivals areas to the city centre. The blue Aircoach is a privately run bus service which operates between the airport and a number of city hotels and Trinity College, the conference venue. www.aircoach.ie
Airlink (bus 747), operated by Dublin Bus, will bring you directly from the airport to Busaras, the central bus station, located in the city, you will need to then walk to College Green which will take approximitely 10 minutes and you will reach the conference venue www.dublinbus.ie
There are also a number of other public bus services operating between the airport and various destinations.
A Taxi rank is situated just outside the terminals and, depending on the time of day, the journey takes approximately 15 minutes to Trinity College and conference hotels which costs approximately €35 – €40
It is also possible to get to Dublin by ferry via Holyhead, Liverpool and Isle of Man ports in Britain. Dublin has two ferry terminals – Dublin Port, located in the city centre, is serviced by bus, and Dun Laoghaire ferry terminal, south of the city, is easily reached by a 20 minute car or DART train journey. There are also direct ferry connections to France to Wexford and Cork.
Irish Car Rentals are one of the largest independent Car Rental Companies in Ireland and operate a fleet of over 2,700 new vehicles. Their car rental desk is ideally located at Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport, Knock Airport, Kerry Airport and Cork Airport and they have several other car rental offices in Ireland in Dublin City Centre, Dublin North (Santry) and Limerick City Centre. Please click on the below link, which will bring up to their site. The large international car rental companies operate in Dublin Airport which include Hertz and Europcar.
The Visitor Leap Card (Dublin city wide travel card)
The Leap Visitor Card is the convenient public transport ticket for tourists and visitors to Dublin. It takes you anywhere you want to go in the city and suburbs for the following time periods; 24 hours, 3 days, 7 days. For more detailed information on usage and where to purchase please visit here:
Getting around Dublin
Visitors to the capital are encouraged to use the DART, (Dublin Area Rapid Transport), to enjoy stunning views of Dublin Bay and travel out of the city to the numerous fishing villages and towns that are dotted along the coastline. The city center DART stations are Connolly, Pearse and Tara. For more information please click here.
Dublin now has its own state-of-the-art light rail system which services the city and its outskirts. This is a hassle-free way to travel to and from the city center. For more information please click here.
Dublin bus is the public bus service that takes passengers all over the city at a low fare.
Or you can access all these public bus service routes throughout the city by using just one prepaid ticket called the ‘Freedom Ticket’. For more information please click here.
This is a self-service bike rental system which has proven very popular with Dubliners. With 40 stations and 450 dbs (bikes), it enables you to travel through the city center and get out and about to enjoy Dublin city at your leisure. All stations are equipped for 3 Day Ticket users. A 3 Day Ticket costs €2. The first 30 minutes of use is free on every Dublin bike. For more information please click here.
Getting around Ireland has never been easier. For maximum choice and flexibility choose from Bus Eireann’s three different types of Tourist Travel Pass.
Irish rail system is the best way to travel throughout Ireland and visit the country. Trains are usually comfortable and punctual by Irish standards. The rail network in Ireland is not very extensive, serving only the larger cities and most major towns. If you are thinking of travelling to the more remote scenic areas, you may have to use the local bus services to reach your destination. For more information please click here.
Open Road Pass
The Open Road bus pass allows you unlimited travel on all Bus Éireann scheduled services including Expressway, local, city and town services. These tickets are easy to use, you simply decide when you want to travel and then write the first and last dates of travel on the ticket. Buy an Open Road Ticket here.
Irish Rover Bus Only
Valid for travel on all Bus Éireann and Ulsterbus services in the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland. Also valid on city services in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford & Belfast (Citybus). For more information click here.
Irish Explorer Bus/Rail
Valid for travel on Intercity, DART, Suburban Rail Services (Iarnród Éireann) and all Bus Éireann scheduled services including Expressway, local, city and town services. It is not valid for travel on services in Northern Ireland. For more information please click here.