Bus Ãtha Cliath - Dublin Bus, provides most of the bus services in Dublin, with some other operators providing a number of routes.
It also offers Dublin sightseeing tours on a daily basis.
Dublin Bus follows an "exact fare - no change" policy on all buses for passengers who pay cash fares. To minimise the risk of staff being robbed, passengers must place the exact fare in coins (be careful, notes are absolutely not accepted ) in the fare box; in the case of overpayment a "change ticket" is issued which can only be exchanged for cash at the company's head office on O'Connell Street.
For information, timetable are not always on date. Check on the website before to take you bus and be ready 10 minutes before.
For all information, you can contact the Sales Office and Information Bureau:
Telephone: (01) 873 4222
Fax: (01) 703 3177.
Phone lines open: 08.30 - 18.00 (Monday - Saturday excluding Public Holidays).
There are several types of pre-paid tickets available, including:
You can buy all this ticket to the newspaper agents
There are private operators which provide services to Dublin Airport from Dublin city centre. The biggest and more comfortable is Aircoach. (www.aircoach.ie/)
To travel around Ireland in good condition and price, use Bus Eireann (http://www.buseireann.ie/ )
The Dublin Suburban Rail network is a system of five rail lines serving mainly commuters in the Greater Dublin Area.
One of these is an electrified line that runs along Dublin Bay and is known as the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) line. A good idea to travel is to take the Dart and stop on Bray. Now, have a look of the landscape!
Look on http://www.irishrail.ie/home/ to get the timetable
Today six ferry companies operate daily connecting Dublin port with Holyhead, Liverpool and Douglas.
All the world major companies and low cost are available from Dublin airport.
There's 3 runways for around 20 billion passengers.
For more information about the destination, look on http://www.dublinairport.com/
Taxis in Ireland are easily recognised by the yellow sign on their roof, showing the licence number. On Friday and Saturday night, Dublin city centre is full of Taxi.
On the beginning of the night, you will get the choice to pick one. But you can wait some hours before to get one at the end of the night.
Taxi can be economical for short distance if you are 4 people. They can be hailed on the street, ordered by phone or you can go to a taxi rank.
The main ranks in the city centre are at O'Connell Street, Dame Street and Stephen's Green.
With a car, you will notice, obviously right at the beginning (except if you come from UK, Hong-Kong or Australia), that you drive on the left side of the road! Saying that, you might want to hire a car:
Don't forget that you must drive on left!
Tourists driving on the wrong side of the road cause serious accidents every year.
Dublin is the main hub of the country's road network. The M50 motorway (the busiest road in Ireland) runs around the south, west and north of the city, connecting the most important national primary routes in the state.
To have an idea of the Dublin network, have a look on this Google Map