Ireland, as you may or may not be aware, is an island off the west coast of Europe with Dublin sitting about midway up the east coast. So your options are:

By air and sea

If you’re looking to get here from abroad, you’ve got two options, by air or by sea. Dublin Airport is located 10km north of the city with two ports, Dublin Port located 4km east at the mouth of the River Liffey and Dún Laoghaire located 12km south of the city. There are many options for flying, sailing or cruising in so check out VisitDublin for more information. You may also want to have a read of our Visa Information page.

By road or rail

Dublin is linked by motorway to Waterford (170km), Cork (260km), Limerick (202km), Galway (208km) and Belfast (169km). If you plan to travel by bus, Bus Éireann have a network of daily services that terminate in the city centre. There’s also a number of private bus operators that run services from cities around the country. If you are driving and unsure of the best route to take, AA Route Planner is a handy tool.

If you’d like to travel by rail, Irish Rail provide daily services in and out of Heuston and Connolly Stations. Although located rather centrally in the city both stations are serviced by the light rail system Luas and Dublin Bus.