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Getting to Dublin

Plane

Due to Dublin´s location on an Island the best way to get there from Europe is by air. Dublin is served by the Dublin Airport located 11 kilometers from the City Centre and only around 20 minutes away by car, taxi or bus.

Dublin Ferry Services

There are ferry services from Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire, to Liverpool, Holyhead and other UK ports. It is only a few hours drive or by train to Rosslare-Europort in Co. Wexford, where ferries sail to Fishguard in the UK and also to France. Stena and Irish Ferries are two of the major ferry services.

Taxi

Company Dublin Airport Taxis provides excellent, highly professional pre-booked service from and to Dublin Airport. Their services have to be ordered prior to arrival (ideally 24 hours in advance) preferably by filling an online booking form on their website. Alternatively in cases of urgent queries by telephone. They require a deposit to be paid in advance by credit card. You are also welcome to pay the full amount in advance.

Dublin Airport Taxis

Web: www.dublinairporttaxis.com
Email:info@dublinairporttaxis.com
Telephone: +353 1 443 4563

Public transport

Dublin Bus serves the airport with an express line (bus no. 747). This bus connects the airport with Dublin City Centre. It goes every 15-20 minutes from early morning to late evening. For more details check: http://dublinbus.ie/en/. You can search by route by entering "747".

Getting Around Town

Buses

Travelling by public bus

Dublin Bus has buses that are usually either blue and cream double-deckers or small, red and yellow ones called “Imps’”. They run from 6:00-23:30 all week long (with reduced service on Sundays). Fares are calculated on distance travelled. You can pay on the bus. Dublin Bus also runs Nitelink buses on 22 routes at 00:30 and 2:00 Monday to Saturday, with extra services every 20 minutes from 00:30 to 4:30 on Friday and Saturday. Buses depart from around the triangle of College St., Westmoreland St. and D’Olier St. Journeys begin at EUR 5.

Taxis

HAILO (Taxi phone app)

Taxis can be hailed on the street or found at ranks, including those at O’Connell St., College Green and North St. Stephen’s Green, near Grafton St. It can be difficult to get a taxi after pubs close Thursday to Saturday. Many companies dispatch taxis by radio but run out of cars at peak times; be sure to book as early as you can. Try City Cabs (872 7272) or National Radio Cabs (677 2222).

Bicycle

A good way to get around Dublin is to use one of the pay-as-you-go bikes across Dublin’s city centre. You can pick up a bike at one of 40 bike parks. You’ll need to purchase an EUR 10 Smart Card (as well as an EUR 150 credit card deposit) either online or at one of the stations. After that, the first 30 minutes is free and then EUR .50 for each 30 minutes.