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Getting Around Dublin


If you are planning on travelling around Ireland, then a car is a good idea. The roads can be rough and difficult to navigate in rural areas. You drive on the left in Ireland. However, if you only want to stay in Dublin, owning a car can be more of a nuisance than it is worth.

Bus and Trains

The bus service in Ireland is good value for money and runs between all major destinations. Rail is another way of travelling around, both rail and bus networks are run by CIE. At Dublin airport you can buy prepaid, advance and discount tickets from the CIE information desk. You can also pick up maps and information from the desk.

DART is the Dublin Area Rapid Transit transport network. It covers 25 railway stations in the county.

Dublin Bus (Bus Atha Cliath) is an economical way of getting around the city. There is an airport link from the city centre every 20 minutes from early morning until 11pm. You can also buy advance tickets from Dublin Bus Head Office on 59 Upper O’Connell Street.

Student Travelsave Stamp gives students discounts on rail and long distance bus services. An alternative to public transport is using specialist backpacker tours. The best known of these is Paddywagon, but they all offer slightly different packages, depending on the kind of travel experience you are looking for.