Dublin transport and travel

Dublin transport and travel

As in many cities, the best means of transport to visit Dublin are by public transport, here bus and DART, as well as a recent tram (LUAS).


Dublin buses are a real institution. In recent years, they are more and more on time. Moreover, more and more stops present a bright picture with the travel times. It is also clear that they run well, thanks to the many lanes that are assigned to them.

- Buses run in geend. Saturday evening, to last. On Sunday, a little less buses in principle.

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Unlimited journeys

With the Leap Visitor Card Dublin (magnetic card). The latter, prepaid, valid for 24 hours, costs € 7 for buses only, and € 10 for all Dublin public transport (bus, LUAS and DART). For 1 week, count respectively € 27,50 and € 40. As for the prepaid Leap Visitor Card at € 19,50, it gives the right to unlimited journeys to all public transport in the city for 3 days (journey from / to Airlink 747 airport included).

There is also the 5 Day Rambler ticket which costs the Day Travel Card at Hop Off City Tours.

Night bus

For night owls, some buses turn into Nitelink, which run on Friday and Saturday, every 20 minutes from 0:30 am to 4:30 am. Departures on Westmoreland Street, College Street and D'Olier Street (depending on the destination). There are pretty much for all directions. Allow a minimum of 6,60 € (prepaid ticket).

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DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit)

Between the RER and a modern commuter train, the DART, run by Irish Rail, has only one (coastal) line that runs from Malahide or Howth (in the north) and goes to Greystones in County Wicklow. Very panoramic route. Hyper practical in any case to get to Malahide, Howth, Dún Laoghaire or Bray. In Dublin itself, 5 stations.

Operates Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 23:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9:20 a.m. From 5 to 20 minutes of waiting depending on the hours.

For example, the Connolly-Malahide journey costs return and with the Smart Cart or the Leap Card. There are several Integrated Tickets that are valid on both the bus and DART networks.
Again, ticket for 1, 3 or 7 days.


This LUAS, this recent tram, initially had 2 lines without interconnection. It slides from Monday to Saturday from 5 am (30 am on Saturday) to 6 am; Sunday, 30st tram at 0 a.m. and last at 30:1 p.m. Variable frequency (between 7 and 23 minutes most often).
Tickets available at the automatic terminals at stops, from € 2 per one-way trip, in the same zone, valid for 90 minutes (and up to € 3,20 depending on the number of fare zones crossed). Surcharge of € 0,10 during peak hours.
Magnetic day card (daily leap card): € 7.

  • The Red line connects Connolly Station to the Tallaght district, southwest of Dublin, crossing the north shore of the city center (stops in particular at Busáras, on Abbey Street, Smithfield Village and at Heuston station).
  • The green Line Depart from Saint Stephen's Green and head south 9 km to Cherrywood.

PossibilityTickets to travel on the 2 lines.

The Green Line to West Dublin) has been extended by 8 new stations (called Luas Cross City) and is interconnected with the Red Line.

Driving and parking in Dublin

- Traffic in Dublin is not always easy. Lots of one-way streets to which you hardly have time to get used to, drivers with a rather devious temperament, ruthless bus drivers ... and few places to park. Avoid the car in the center, especially as almost everything can be done on foot.

- Parking is another concern and fines are common, Warning ! 2 solutions: spaces equipped with parking meters (Pay and Display), which are expensive and limited to 2 or 3 hours, or private underground car parks open 24 hours a day, just as expensive.

- Do not leave any valuables in your vehicle when you park elsewhere than in a guarded car park. It suffices in fact to apply the following principle: I do not leave anything that can be stolen, so nothing will be stolen from me. All you have to do is find a free sector a little outside the center and do the rest on foot.

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