Dublin Transport Guide

Public transport in Dublin includes an extensive bus network along with a small tram line. Look out for the Gaelic word ‘An Lár’ on the front of public transport vehicles, which translates to ‘city centre’. Dublin’s train system is small and runs north and south of the city giving travellers an opportunity to see the eastern coastline of Ireland as well as the towns of Howth in the north and Dun Laoghaire in the south.

How to get around Dublin

Buses are everywhere in Dublin and the main company that services the city is Dublin Bus and an express airport line operated by Aircoach. Many of the services require exact change when hopping on and off the routes so, to avoid having to become a human change-jar while out and about, purchase a day ticket instead from the local city bus station. Trams have been running in the city since 2004 and offer 2 routes. The red route is of most interest to visitors as it connects the 2 main railway stations of Heuston and Connolly via the National Museum and other great tourist attractions. The DART rail network runs up and down the coastline every 15 minutes and is a nice pleasant ride even if you prefer to just take in the view from the carriage without actually getting off.