There are many public transportation options for getting yourself around Dublin and its surrounds. You can jump on the DART, Dublin's coastal train service, to visit quaint villages along the seafront, or use the local bus network and Luas light rail to traverse the city and suburbs.
Leap Card is a convenient way to pay for public transport services in Dublin and surrounding counties. It saves you carrying change and Leap Card fares are usually 20% cheaper than cash single tickets. Using your Leap Card is easy. Simply buy your card, Top-Up with Travel Credit or a Period Ticket and away you go. Check their website for information on fares, using your card, card types, and where to buy.
Travelling by bus is a great way to explore the wider Dublin area and beyond.
Be aware that busy traffic throughout the capital may mean that your journey isn’t as speedy as by foot or by bike. Check Dublin Bus for city routes.
There are many taxi companies in Dublin. You can call a taxi company and order a taxi, or simply flag one down on the street.
If you’re familiar with ordering taxis with UBER, the Irish equivalent is known as the MyTaxi app, and is very easy to use.
The DART Train (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is a quick and easy way to get around Dublin and the surrounding seaside towns. It runs along the coast of the Irish Sea from Malahide or Howth in North County Dublin, southwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow.
For train travel across the greater Irish Isle, Irish Rail is the national train system. You can leave from Connolly or Heuston stations for destinations across Ireland – why not take a look at their routes for inspiration for your next destination!
The Luas is Dublin's Light Rail Tram System. There are currently two Luas lines running through the city and extending into the suburbs. The Red Line runs West to East and the Green Line runs North to South. It is a relatively cheap way to travel and using your Leap Card will give you discounted fares.