Dublin Airport (DUB) is located about 10 km north of the city center and is served by most international airlines. Cheap tickets for flights within Europe are often offered by Aerlingus, Ryanair and some of the other ‘no-frills airlines’. There are different options to get from the airport to the city center, most of the major hotels and DIAS. Taxis are not necessarily the best choice, they are expensive (about 30€ one way) and it is not unusual that the driver doesn’t know the street name or where the destination is exactly located. The Dublin Bus company offers different connections to the city center (no night service!): The Airlink costs 6€ for single ticket (10€ return) and connects the airport with the Busaras (the central bus station for provincial buses located north of the Liffey) via O’Connell Street. The bus no. 746 is a normal bus route which is cheaper but might take a lot more time and is not running very often (from 8am to 8pm about once an hour). An other good alternative is the so-called Aircoach . There are two routes going to the city center and south city serving the major hotels in town. A single ticket costs 7€, the return is 12€. They offer a 24-7-service: once an hour from midnight to 4am and about every 10-20 minutes the rest of the day.

Local transportation in Dublin: There are plenty of bus routes operated by Dublin Bus to get around in town. The times displayed on the timetables at the stops are departure times at the first stop of the route (not the one you are at!) and may be at a few other stops in between. Very important: THE BUS DRIVERS DO NOT CARRY CHANGE!!! Be prepared to pay the exact fare! Otherwise there will be a little note on your ticket, saying the amount of refund, which you can claim back later at one of the Dublin Bus offices - for example on O’Connell Street. After midnight Dublin Bus offers a shortened night service (except Sunday night) for 4€ one way - the Nitelink. Beside the busses there are also 2 trams called LUAS. The two routes are not connected - one (Red line) leaves the city center north of the Liffey going west, the other one (Green line) starts at St. Stephen’s Green and goes south.

The Dublin Area Rapid Transit - DART - is a rail service running along the coast of Dublin, which is used a lot by commuters. Beside that two railway station - Heuston Station and Connolly Station - are served by Iarnród Éireann - the irish railway company. An alternative to the irish rail are the provincial busses by Bus Éireann. They depart from the central bus station called Busaras on the north side of the Liffey.