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Getting around in Dublin

I have tried looking on other websites, but I am not familiar with using trains or subways to get around the city. I live in the suburbs. I am going to Dublin in June and am not sure how to determine what trains to take or how to get passes and if they would be worth it for getting around the city. Any advice is helpful.

Thank you,
Steph

Posted by
1831 posts

There are no subways or trains in Dublin itself. Are you just talking about the city itself. If so, only buses.

Posted by
3 posts

Check out this link here, http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/ie/dublin/dublin.htm , it gives basic info on LUAS (the tram) and DART (Suburban Rail). There are also links to the LUAS and DART sites on there as well. Also, the DART system interfaces with the National Rail and can get you to Belfast if that's something you're looking to do.

Posted by
9363 posts

For the most part, you can get around just fine in the city center walking. Everything is pretty close together. You will need to catch the bus to get to Kilmainham Gaol, though. You could also take the hop-on, hop-off bus. Take it all the way around once to hear the commentary, then get off wherever you want, and get back on when you want to move on.

Posted by
4474 posts

Kilmainham and the Guinness Storehouse are along the same regular bus route so happen to combine well as a trip just out of the centre. Bus ramblers (unlimited travel) are available for 1, 3, and 5 days (€6.50, €14.20 & €23) respectively. They don't have to be consecutive days, and you can use them on the Dublin bus from the airport.

Posted by
16771 posts

Agreeing with advice above, Dublin is very walkable and public buses can easily take you further. Rick also suggests that the Hop-On-Hop-Off private bus tours run frequently and can be a good way to connect many sights over two days (Guinness storehouse, Kilmainhamn Jail, etc, 18 euros for two-day ticket).