Getting Around in Dublin
Dublin now has its own bike sharing scheme. It is a self-service bike rental, with 42 stations and 550 bikes throughout the city centre. You can hire a bike for the whole day for €10 or if you’re just going for a quick spin the first 30 minutes are free, after that you pay a small charge for every half an hour of usage.
Bus services run from about 6am to midnight throughout the city. There are 24 Nitelink routes operating after midnight on Saturday and Sunday morning.
Light rail system connecting Sandyford to St. Stephen’s Green (Green Line) and The Point to Tallaght and Connolly Station to Red Cow (Red Line).
Intercity, DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) and Suburban trains go from many stations in Dublin City. There are a variety of ticket options available from stations and in many newsagents. Stations: Connelly serving North East, Heuston serving West, Parnell serving South East.
Taxis can be hailed on the street or in taxi ranks – three of the main taxi ranks in the city centre are located on O’Connell Street, St. Stephen’s Green and closest to Temple Bar at College Green.
Dublin Bus’ Airlink (747) operate buses every 15-20 minutes from Dublin City Centre to Dublin Airport. The cheapest option is to take city buses 16 and 41 from O’Connell Street, luggage space is limited however and the trip takes slightly longer (about an hour total). Aircoach provides a 24 hour comfortable service to the airport from 4 locations in the city centre.
The easiest way to see all Dublin has to offer if on the Green Hop on Hop off tour bus. It stops at all major attractions in the city. Drivers are all Failte Ireland approved and provide entertaining live commentary. The tour is also available in 10 pre-recorded languages. Kids under 14 years old go free with a fee paying adult. Free walking tour is included on the price. Ticket valid for 48 hours from the first tag on.