Getting to Dublin
From the Airport
You can take either the local city bus or the Airlink Express into the city. The Airlink Express Coach Service, which goes to the main bus station and to the Connolly and Heuston train terminals, runs approximately every fifteen minutes from 7:15am-11:30pm daily, costs 6 o/w, 10 r/t and takes 30-50 minutes. The local bus (41, 41b) takes you to Lower Abby Street from 6am-11:30pm daily, costs 2.20 and takes about 30 minutes.
Busarus, the main bus station, is located on Store Street opposite the Connolly Rail Station. Eurolines and the Irish national bus line, Bus Éirrean, arrive and depart from here.
There are two train stations in Dublin that service different locations throughout Ireland. Connolly Station on Amiens Street in Central Dublin operates trains to Northern Ireland, including Belfast and places in the north of Ireland. If you are coming from or going to the south and west, including to/from Cork and Galway, you need to go to Heuston Station on St John’s Road West.
Iarnród Éireann, Ireland’s national rail service, operates intercity rail services throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. Irish Rail Passes for travel within the Republic of Ireland cost $206 for 5 days of travel in one month.
Ferry service to Dublin and other parts of Ireland and Northern Ireland are available from a number of locations in England, Scotland and Wales. Ferries to Dublin arrive at Dún Laoghaire (from here, take the DART to Dublin Connolly Station) or Dublin Harbour (from here, take Dublin Bus #s 53 or 53A to central Dublin). Ferry service takes from 1 hour on high-speed ferries to 3 ½ hours. The main lines are Irish Ferries and Stena Lines. Costs from £23 each way for passengers. Cars extra.