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.

Leap Card

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.

Dublin Bus

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. Dublin Bus employs 3,400 people from 68 different countries. Our 2,500 drivers operate our fleet of 950 buses which are all low-floor wheelchair accessible and fully Wi-Fi enabled.

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DART

In Dublin, the electric rail system called the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is a quick and easy way to get around Dublin. It runs along the coast of the Irish Sea from Malahide or Howth in north County Dublin soutwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow. Service runs every 15 minutes from about 06:30 to 23:00.

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LUAS

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.

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dublinbikes

Just Eat dublinbikes is a self-service bike rental system open to everyone from 14 years of age. It enables you to travel through the city centre, commute between home and work and get out and about to enjoy Dublin city at your leisure. All stations are equipped for Annual Card and 3 Day Ticket users. A number of credit card enabled terminals allow you to purchase a 3 Day Ticket. Once purchased, you can use the 3 Day Ticket similar to the Annual Card to rent or return a bike from any station in the network. Just Eat dublinbikes can also be accessed by using an associated Leap Card. You can enjoy the many benefits of an Annual Card for just €25. A 3 Day Ticket costs €5. The first 30 minutes of use is free.

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LUAS Cross City

Extending the Green Line northbound across the city from Stephen's Green to Broombridge.

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DoDublin Card

The DoDublin Card is the all-in-one sightseeing and transport ticket, giving visitors the freedom to explore all of Dublin’s famous sights at their leisure. It is our best value product and offers huge savings while providing for all your transportation needs. For a period of 72 hours you will have unlimited access to; The Airlink Express between the Airport and the city centre; The DoDublin Hop-on Hop-off City Tour buses and all of the public service buses used by thousands of Dubliners each day.

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Take a trip on the new Luas across DublinTown