ESRA 2018 - Getting to Dublin

Getting to Dublin

You can travel to Dublin by air or ferry.


By Air

Dublin Airport is one of the busiest in Europe, with hundreds of daily flights providing a huge range of options to reach Dublin. Direct flights are available from most major cities in the UK and continental Europe, several hubs in North America, and the Gulf cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

From & To the Airport

Dublin Airport is conveniently located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre, near the M50 and M1 motorways. You can get to the airport by bus, taxi, or car, and there are also services from nearby train stations.

Aircoach, Airlink and Dublin Bus provide bus services from both terminals, tickets can be bought onboard the bus.

Metered taxis are readily available outside Terminal 1 & Terminal 2, just follow taxi signage.


How to get around in Dublin

Dublin is relatively small and accessible, and safe enough to get around on foot, while the Luas tram system and the suburban rail system, the DART, provide excellent transport links throughout the city.

Leap Visitor Card
If you're going to travel around the city by public transportation, the Leap Visitor Card will give you unlimited travel over a selected time period anywhere in the city and suburbs. You can also travel to and from the Airport with this card.

DART and Rail
The iconic DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) system is a fast and frequent way of travelling in the city. The electric rail system follows the eastern coastline from north Dublin, right through the city centre to southern suburbs. Trains run regularly, have free Wi-Fi and provide one of the fastest ways to transport you around the city.

Bus
Dublin has an extensive network of public bus routes. Visit the Dublin Bus website for routes, timetables and fare information. 

Luas
Luas is Dublin's light-rail transit service - a swift, reliable tram system crossing the city on two lines. Tickets for Luas (the Irish word for 'speed') can be purchased at street side vending machines. More information can be found here.

Bicycle and motorbike hire
Dublin is one of the top ten bicycle-friendly cities on earth. 120km of cycle lanes, city bikes and a choice of cycling tours has made it easier than ever to enjoy Dublin on two wheels. Dublin Bikes are custom-designed for city cycling. 

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