Getting Around

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Once you’re here, there are many ways to travel the city.

You can plan your train, tram, bus, coach or taxi journey with You can check routes, times and fares, get real time information and download the app.

Pay for all your travel with an electronic purse from Leap Card, from Luas ticket machines and retail outlets, Irish Rail ticket machines and booking offices and Dublin Bus Head Office, 59 Upper O’Connell Street online or retail outlets.

Purchase a 72 Hour Travel Card, a 72 hour Travel & Sightseeing Pass, for only €35. The ticket is valid on the Airlink Express, Hop-on Hop-off Tours and all Dublin bus services!

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Dublin's two main train stations are Connolly Station and Heuston Station. Irish Rail is nationwide while the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) serves Dublin commuters. The DART runs along the coast of the Irish Sea from Malahide in north County Dublin southwards as far as Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Tickets can be purchased via the website or can be purchased at the station.

Dublin city centre has 3 DART stations: Pearse Station, Tara Street Station and Connolly Station. Both Connolly Station and Pearse Station connect with intercity and commuter lines.

There is a timetable for all Irish Rail trains here


Dublin is also served by LUAS, a light rail transit system. There are two Luas tram lines, the Red line and the Green line. The Red Line runs from Tallaght to The Point and from Saggart to Connolly. The Green Line runs from Brides Glen to Broombridge through Sandyford.

During peak travel times 07:00am to 10:00am and 4:00pm to 7:00pm Luas trams operate every 4- 5 minutes. Off peak trams run every ten to fifteen minutes. Tickets are available at every Luas terminal.


Bus Éireann offers a nationwide service. The main bus depot in Dublin is Bus Áras situated in the city centre behind the Custom House.
Dublin Bus provides a network of services around the city including from Dublin Airport, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire as well as a Nitelink and Sightseeing Tours.

Visit here to see a list of bus diversions on the March 17th


Dublinbikes is a self-service bike rental system open to everyone from 14 years of age. With over 100 stations and 800 bikes, it enables you to travel around the city centre at a leisurely pace. 3 day tickets are available for visitors to Dublin.

Bleepers is Ireland's first stationless bike sharing scheme. You can find more information about them here. 


Parkrite offer a €7 rate for St. Patrick's weekend in the Convention Centre car park, the IFSC car park and Smithfield car park. Visit for more info.


Traffic and Road Closures

Certain roads and streets will be closed for Festival events. For up to date information on traffic and road closures visit here.



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