Getting Around Dublin – A Quick Guide For Tourists

Dublin Bus

Dublin bus is one of the best ways to get around Dublin. There are over 100 routes available and in service that will make it easy for you to travel around the city of Dublin. On the Dublin Bus website they make it simple for you to use them as your main way to travel around Dublin.Dublin-Bus

They have a brilliant fare calculator (check it our right here) which allows you to find how the exact change you will need to travel to yourdestination so you can be prepared when you hop on in a busy location and not waste a cent of your hard earned cash. Another well laid out and useful feature for helping you travel around Dublin City and the surrounding areas is their Route Planner . It’s very useful if you don’t know the city but you know where you want to go and where you are. It maps out how far from you the nearest bus stop is, how many stops you need to take before you get off then exactly how to get to your chosen destination even if it means taking a Luas or walking. Impressive? We think so!

There are a wide variety of bus tickets available in shops the ones you can get are listed below:

  1. 5 day rambler: Travel on any Dublin Bus for a set fee for 5 days
  2. 30 day rambler: Travel on any Dublin Bus for a set fee for 30 days

Four buses that are a great help to get you places in Dublin are:

  • 145 From Heuston Rail Station towards Ballywaltrim: this bus is good as it goes out to Bray which is a lovely sea town with great views and great food
  • 747 Airlink From Heuston Rail Station towards Dublin Airport: This bus is good as it brings you too and from the airport via O’Connell street which is the most central location in Dublin for shopping
  • 70 From Burlington Rd. Towards Dunboyne: This bus is perfect as it brings you to Dunboyne where you can see the sites of a lovely town such as Dunboyne Castle
  • 41 Lower Abbey St. Towards Swords Manor: This bus is perfect as it brings you to Drumcondra, perfect for GAA matchs, the OMNI shopping centre passed the airport out to swords a perfect route for shopping and sport.

For more information on Dublin Bus and using it to get around Dublin check out their website & socials below.

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Irish Rail


This is another mode of travel that helps you travel around Dublin or even in Ireland. The service is the DART. This is a fast service for Dublin to Dublin bringing you to sandy beaches, e.g Malahide, parks, museums and much more. The DART services operate every 15 minutes. You can buy your tickets in the designated stations. The DART goes from Connolly Station to Malahide, Greystones, Bray, Howth. All perfect places to go and relax during any type of weather in Ireland.

It is quick and easy to navigate and tickets can be purchased in any station. This is a good option if you wish to get to your destination faster or want to enjoy what Dublin has to offer both inside and outside of the city.


Dublin City Scape

These are tours of Dublin that bring you all around Dublin and sometimes outside Dublin. There is on-board commentary, 2 and a half hours in length, below are just some of the places this tour bus goes.

Stop Stop Location Places of Interest
1 Inchicore Road Hilton Hotel (Kilmainham Jail) Kilmainham Jail

River Liffey

2 St. Johns Road Heuston Station Heuston Station
3 Phoenix Park Dublin Zoo Phoenix Park

Dublin Zoo

Wellington Monument

US Ambassador’s Residence

Áras an Uachtaráin (Official Residence of the President of Ireland.)

4 Parkgate Street Heuston Station (Ryans Pub) Heuston Station
5 Wolfe Tone Quay Collins Barracks National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History (Collins Barracks)

Anna Livia sculpture

6 Smithfield Jameson Distillery Old Jameson Distillery
7 Bachelors Walk O’Connell Bridge (Tanning Shop) The Ha’penny Bridge
8 Parnell Square North Writers Museum Dublin Writers Museum

Garden of Remembrance

9 O’Connell Street Gresham Hotel O’Connell Street

Spire (Monument of Light)






Dublin Bikes:

Dublin bikes is a self service way to enjoy Dublin. With its many stations around Dublin you are able to pick up a bus anywhere. The sponsored Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes stations are distributed throughout the city centre to enable easy access and optimal use. Located in close proximity to each other, every station has a minimum of 15 stands in situ making it easy to enjoy the service. See below for pricing structure. The stations are opened from 5am to 12.30 am


These can only be paid via credit card at the stations which are located:









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