OERu/OERu 19.10 Meeting/Transport
Dublin Airport is well served with 57 airlines and daily flights to all major UK and European cities.
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Getting to Dublin from the airport
It is relatively easy to get to the city centre from Dublin Airport using public transportation. The most affordable option is by bus. All buses leave within an easy walking distance of the two main terminals and the most popular bus is Airlink 747 or 757 which makes multiple stops in the city centre. Depending on the traffic the journey will take about 30-minutes, with a one-way ticket costing you €7:00.
Getting around Dublin
The good news is that the centre of Dublin is quite compact and easy to navigate on foot. This means that if you plan to stay in the city centre, which we recommend, you might not ever need to take public transportation. The central area is small enough that walking is usually the most efficient way to get around the city. The conference venue is about 10 to 15 minutes walk from the historic Temple Bar district and the two major shopping areas on either side of the River Liffey.
While Dublin is fairly condensed it still has an easy-to-use public transportation system. You can even grab a hire bike from one of the many stations, with the first 30-minutes of use free on every bike. Between walking, biking, the bus, LUAS, DART and train networks, there are so many ways to get around Dublin, that you'll actually be spoilt for choice. If you’re planning on seeing some of the sights of Dublin then we highly recommend a hop-on-hop-off tourist bus. Dublin buses are double-decker style and like all traffic in Ireland drive on the left side of the road. This is an important point to remember when crossing the road and trying to decide which direction to take the bus. You can buy tickets directly on the bus but you can only do so using Euro coins. No cards are accepted and no change is given, so it is best to have the exact fare already counted out in coins in your hand, ready to drop into the machine next to the driver when you board.
However, if you are planning to take Dublin Bus or other Dublin public transportation extensively, including hire bikes, then it may be worth investing in the Leap Card. The reloadable travel card offers slightly lower fares on every journey and using one means that you’ll never have any hassle of finding enough coins.