Travel Information

Getting To Dublin


Dublin Airport is one of the top 20 in Europe for both direct and hub connectivity. 47 airlines connect the city to over 200 destinations in 44 countries across four continents. The airport, which is north of the city, is easily accessible by road from the city centre (25-35 mins).


Dublin Port is served by two ferry companies, Irish Ferries and Stena Line. Both offer daily sailings from the UK (Holyhead in Wales) to Dublin for foot passengers and car drivers. Both also sail between France and Ireland: Irish Ferries from Cherbourg to Dublin and Stena from Cherbourg to Rosslare (a two-and-a-half-hour drive or a three-hour train ride from Dublin).

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Getting Around Dublin


Dublin Bus is the main provider of bus services in the city, and covers pretty much everywhere you need to go. Be aware – the only card payments accepted are Leap Cards, so be prepared to carry change. You can buy Dublin bus tickets when you board the bus, but drivers will only accept the correct fare in cash.


The LUAS is a light rail/tram system that covers a large portion of the city via two main lines – the Red line and the Green line. You can buy tickets from payment stations at each stop, or by tapping a Leap Card – just don’t forget to ‘tap off’ when you disembark or you will be charged the full fare.


Taxis are readily available throughout the city. You can pay by card or cash in most, and you can use an app such as FreeNow to hail a taxi to your location. All taxis are metered, but extra charges for booking, extra passengers or bank holidays can apply. Click here to read more about these charges.

Leap Cards

Leap Cards are an easy payment system for buses, trams and trains in Dublin. If you plan to regularly use public transport, it might be worth looking into getting a Visitor Leap Card. Available for 1, 3 or 7 days, they have a set cost that then allows unlimited use of these services. Click here to find out more.

Getting From The Airport to DCU
It only takes 15 minutes to get to DCU (our accommodation) from Dublin Airport.

On arrival day we will have volunteers in the airport to direct you, and a schedule for pick-ups throughout the day.

For later arrivals, public buses run throughout the day but the quickest and easiest option will be a taxi.