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A Guide to Dublin’s Public Transport

Need some help getting around Dublin? Here’s our quick tourist guide.

Getting Around Dublin – A Quick Guide for Tourists

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus is the backbone of the city’s public transport system, serving both the city center and suburban areas. Buses run frequently, making them a reliable way to get around. Fares are based on distance traveled, with a variety of ticket options, including single-journey, daily, and weekly passes. If you’re here for a shorter or longer trip, you can also buy a rambler ticket:

  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

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/ Iarnród Éireann

The Irish Rail services in Dublin comprise of the DART and commuter trains out of the city into surrounding counties.

The DART is a suburban rail service that runs along the picturesque coastline of Dublin. It connects the city center with charming coastal towns like Howth and Bray. DART tickets can be purchased at train stations, and fares vary depending on your destination.

If you’d like to explore further afield, Dublin’s commuter train network provides a great way to explore the rest of the country. Ticket prices vary based on your destination and the type of ticket you choose.

To find all the information you need about timetables and fares, check out Irish Rail’s website and social media:


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The Luas is Dublin’s light rail system, consisting of two lines: the Red Line (connecting the city center with Tallaght and Saggart) and the Green Line (connecting the city center with Brides Glen and Broombridge). You can also get a connection between the Red and Green lines in Dublin city center at Abbey Street.

Tickets can be purchased at Luas stations, online, or via the Leap Card (which we’ll discuss below).




Dublin City Scape Bus Tours

If you want more of a hop-on-hop-off tour experience of the city, Dublin City Scape’s tour buses are the perfect option. Covering all the areas of interest like Temple Bar, the Guinness Storehouse, Croke Park, Trinity College and more, you’ll have plenty to see and do.


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Dublin Bikes

Dublin Bikes is a popular bike-sharing program that lets you explore the city at your own pace. You can rent a bike from one of the many docking stations located throughout the city. Short-term and long-term subscription options are available. The stations are opened from 5 am to 12.30 am



Leap Card

For the easiest option to hop on and off Dublin’s public transport, consider getting a Leap Card. This reloadable smart card allows you to travel seamlessly on Dublin Bus, Luas, DART, and commuter trains. Simply top up your card with credit, and then touch on and off at card readers when you board and disembark. Leap Cards also offer discounted fares compared to cash payments.


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