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Dublin - Getting Around

Dublin - Getting Around


Getting around with Public Transport is convenient and well serviced but requires some planning, Hit The Road is a public transport journey-planning service, which you can use to find directions in and around Dublin, supports Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and commuter rail services. ‘Dart’ is the commuter rail that runs from Malahide and Howth in the northside to Bray and Greystones in the south. ‘Luas’ is the on street Tram network. Hit The Road is easy to use, works out the best possible routes between these two points across the city using a combination of available public transport services.   

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Visitor Leap Card is is a convenient public transport card for visitors, available for 1, 3 and 7 day options,  (similar to an Oyster card). For longer periods a standard Leap Card is a better option.

Dublin Pass - multiple attractions are included in the 1 day, 2 day, 3 day or 5 day pass, there’s loads to do in Dublin. History and culture lovers will want to tour some of Dublin’s excellent museums and cathedrals, including the Irish Rock n’Roll Hall of Fame, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin Writers Museum, James Joyce Museum, the Little Museum of Dublin, the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum – to name but a few. You could easily visit the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery and Teelings Distillery in one day, and that cost saving would instantly make the 1 day Dublin Pass worth it. What is not included is Kilmainham Gaol (Jail), Trinity College Library Long room and Book of Kells, see links below. The National Leprechaun Museum, Croke Park, the National Transport Museum


Hop On / Hop Off   the two main operators are:

Dublin Bus Hop On / Hop Off 

Big Bus Hop on Hop Off


Walking Tours

Dublin Free Walking Tours, - Northside city, Southside city, Traditional Pub Tour, in English and Spanish, tours are free but be sure to tip, as this is the only payment the guides receive.

Historical Walking Tours, historical tours of Dublin, various group tours, book in advance

Musical Pub Crawl led by two professional musicians, telling stories and play music as you visit a number of traditional Dublin music pubs,


Viking Splash Tours

Viking Splash Tours is a 75 minute tour around the main sights and scenes of historic Dublin City. Roar along with city street with the Viking guides, it is informative, entertaining and engaging, buy tickets on-line or on Stephens Green, directly,


Bike Hire          

Dublin Bikes, municipal bike hire from multiple stations across Dublin

and other Bike Hire Operators


Dublin Taxis, most take cash only only about 10% take credit cards. Most taxis take 4 people, but larger taxis and mini vans are available for hire, as are wheelchair accessible vehicles. Tips are appreciated but not obligatory, suggest circa 10%, or just round up the fare, by a euro or two. Fare from Dublin airport to city centre is circa 20 euro. Taxis operated from taxi ranks but can also be hailed on the street.



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