The most practical way of getting to Dublin is by flying into Dublin International Airport which is about four miles north of the city centre. This airport offers flights to a wide range of national and international destinations.

The connection between the airport and the city centre is made easy with the Airlink bus service and the Aircoach coach service, which cover the route making various stops at the main hotels, train and coach stations along the way. There is also a taxi service between the airport and the city.

Another option is to take the ferry which anchors at Dublin port and Dun Laoghaire Port in the south of the city. There are regular ferries which connect Dublin with the rest of the United Kingdom.

Public Transport

The main tourist attractions are all within walking distance so it is easy to visit Dublin without using public transport. However, if you do choose to use it you can rest assured that there is an extensive public transport network which consists of a daily and nocturnal bus service. Apart from the bus service there is Luas which is a tramway offering connections between some areas in Dublin.

One of the best ways to discover the outskirts of the city is by car, which can be hired from any one of the hiring companies which have offices in the airport and the city centre.

DART is a train which links Dublin city centre with coastal towns and the most important cities in Ireland. Busaras are buses which link the city with the rest of the country.

There are tourist buses which give tours of the most important areas of the city, such as Dublin Sightseeing and City Tour Hop on Hop off, allowing you to get on and off the bus as many times as you wish and it leaves you at the most popular tourist attractions in the city.

There is also the Viking Splash Tour, which is a costume guided tour explaining the history of the city. The tour includes a trip along the Grand Canal Docklands.

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