Public transport in Dublin

Arriving to Dublin

Dublin Airport

Buses run every 10 to 15 minutes between 6 a.m. and midnight to the city center. Taxis will cost about €25, and the travel time will be around 45 minutes.

Dublin Port Terminal

Buses (€3) take about 20 minutes to arrive in the city center, and they are timed for arrivals and departures.

Heuston and Connolly Stations

Heuston Station is a major hub for main-line trains from all over Ireland, including all destinations south and west of Dublin. These also include Cork, Wexford, Waterford, Galway, Limerick and Connolly Station, along with all northwest and north destinations, such as Sligo, and all trains from Northern Ireland.

Moving around Dublin

When you’re a student in Dublin, getting from one side of the city to the other is easy, and there are several different modes of transport to make use of.

Student Travelcard

If you’re a student in Dublin, you should pick up a Student Travelcard from the Students’ Union. You’ll receive a lot of deals and discounts with this card, including clothing, food and more. You can also get better prices for the Irish Rail, the Dublin Bus and the Luas system.


Dublin Bus has a large system of buses, with routes that will take you to popular locales in the city center and beyond. Visit their website for information on the routes that are offered and the exact rates.


The Luas is Dublin’s light-rail system, with direct links to major destinations outside of the Dublin city region, including to St. James’ Hospital, The 3 Arena concert venue, Taillight and Dundrum shopping center.

There are Red and Green Luas lines. The Green line runs between Cherrywood and St. Stephen’s Green. The Red line runs between The 3 Arena and Tallaght.

Improvements are being made to the Luas to connect both lines, as well as to extend it into the city center.

Dublin Bikes

As mentioned, residents and visitors alike enjoy cycling throughout Dublin, especially the city center. There are different companies that offer bicycle rentals from several different locations, and you can even get a pass for three days, or opt for an annual ticket at some of them.

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