As with any city, you’ve got options for getting around Dublin. You can hop aboard a Dublin Bus with an extensive network reaching across the county. There’s a coastal train line, the DART, which stops at seaside towns from Greystones in the south to Malahide and Howth in the north. There’s a light rail system, the LUAS, with the Green Line heading south from the city to Bride’s Glen (work on an upgrade is in progress) and the Red Line heading west to Saggart. Dublinbikes, the most successful citywide bike hire scheme in Europe, is loved by the locals. Beyond that there’s plenty of taxis, or you can hire a car.
The integrated public transport ticket is called the Leap card and offers discounts on standard cash fares and is used across public bus and rail. If you’re just visiting, you can get a Leap Visitor Card at the airport.
LUAS CROSS CITY ALERT: Closure of Dawson Street / Nassau Junction for 4 weeks from 3rd October More info
Operates 110 radial routes across the county of Dublin. Service normally runs from 06:30 to 23:30 during the week with late buses from the city on the weekend. See their site for full route, real time and ticket info.
Public bike scheme with 1500 bikes across 101 stations in the city. Annual membership is €20 or a 3 day ticket is €5. The first half hour of use is free, thereafter a small usage fee applies. See their site for station maps and full info.
LUAS light rail operates two lines, the Red Line running south from the city to Bride's Glen (22 stops) and the Green Line west to Saggart (32 stops). During peak times trams operate every 4/5 minutes with off peak every 10/15 minutes. Work is ongoing to extend the Green Line across the city to the north.
I'm the Walking and Cycling Promotion Officer for Dublin City Council - my role is to communicate, advocate for and promote all the things cycling and walking in the city, to bring it to the forefront of life in Dublin, and make it better for the people who live here.