Travelling around Dublin & Ireland
Leap Card is a re-usable smartcard that enables you to pay for multiple public transportation options around Dublin. Get unlimited travel over your selected time period and go anywhere you want in the city and suburbs of Dublin, on any public transport you choose. You can even travel to and from the Airport at the start and end of your trip without any additional charge.
Purchase a Leap Visitor Card online, delivered to your home before you travel. You may also purchase Leap Cards from many local agents. Visit the Leap Card website for more information.
Once you have a Leap Visitor Card, you can top-up with additional time periods (1, 3 or 7 days) at any Leap Card Payzone outlet in Dublin (up to a maximum of five times). Your Leap Visitor Card allows you unlimited travel for the period you have selected on most transport services in Dublin:
- Airlink 747 & 757 airport bus services
- All Dublin Bus scheduled services (not valid on tours)
- All Luas (tram) services
- DART and Commuter Rail in the Short Hop Zone (all of Dublin city and county)
Dublin Bus offers a variance of routes throughout the city. Visit the Dublin Bus website for more information.
Irish Rail operates services that travel from Heuston and Connolly stations to cities/towns throughout Ireland. DART is a rail service that operates through Dublin, traveling on the east coast and servicing the coastal towns north and south of Dublin. Visit the Irish Rail website for more information.
Luas is the Dublin light rail service that operates two tram lines, the Red line and the Green line: The Red Line (East to West) and the Green Line (North to South). The Red Line is 20 km in length and has 32 Stops. It runs from Tallaght to The Point and from Saggart to Connolly. The Green Line is 16.5 km in length and has 22 Stops. It runs from Brides Glen to St. Stephen’s Green through Sandyford. Visit the Luas website for more information.
Dublin is one of many European cities that offer a bike sharing scheme for its many visitors and residents. You will see throughout the city centre the dbs or Dublin bikes parked throughout the capital. For information on how to hire visit Dublin Bikes These are a fun way to explore Dublin.
Available at Dublin Airport you can select to self-drive while in Ireland. Two of the major companies are
Hertz Car Hire http://www.hertz.ie/ or Avis Car Hire http://www.avis.ie/default.aspx