Dublin is a great city in which to start your European tour. It is a pedestrian friendly city that is easily accessible by foot. But there are also many other convenient means of transportation such as the bus system, DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport), hired car or taxi.
Getting to Your Hotel
Dublin Airport is located just 10km north of Dublin city centre and is accessible by over 700 buses and coaches that come through the airport each day. Buses and coaches that serve Dublin and the surrounding areas include the Dublin Bus, Airlink, Aircoach, Flybus and Airbus. Click here to learn more about these bus services and which one would get you to your hotel.
Aircoach is a company that offers a shuttle service between Dublin Airport and the city centre, also servicing many of the hotels and B&Bs along the way. Aircoach runs 24 hours a day. Call +353 1 8447118 to learn more or go to [email protected] or www.aircoach.ie to learn more.
Dublin Bus Service
Buses are provided by Dublin Bus, operating on weekdays from 6:00.a.m.- 11:30.p.m. There is a limited late night bus service available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday that departs the city centre every 20 minutes from 12:30.a.m. until 4:30.a.m.
Bus timetables are available in retail shops and other areas in and around Dublin. Stop by the Dublin Bus Information Office at 59 Upper O’Connell Street or the Dublin Tourism Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 for more details or call Tel: +353 1 8734222. Visit the following Web site for more information www.dublinbus.ie on bus timetables.
DART (Dublin Rapid Area Transport)
DART operates between Malahide and Greystones. There are 25 DART stations along the route where you can find out more about train times, ticket options and more. Call
+353 1 7033504 or go to this site www.dart.ie to learn more.
Trains are run by the State transport company, CIE. The two main train stations in Dublin are located at Connolly and Hueston. If you are coming from the South and West, you will arrive at the Hueston Station, which is not far from Dublin city centre by bus or taxi. If you are coming from the North, North West and the South East, you will arrive at Connolly Station, not far from O’Connell Street. Call +353 1 8366222 or visit this site www.irishrail.ie to learn more.
Book by phone, hire directly from a taxi rank or hail a taxi. The three main taxi ranks in Dublin city centre can be found at O’Connell Street, Dame Street and St. Stephen’s Green. Be prepared to pay around €25 for a taxi fare from the airport to the city centre.
Dublin is well served by public transportation such as the excellent bus and coach service, DART, trains and taxis, which will help to make your stay in the Emerald Isle of Western Europe a truly memorable occasion.
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