Dublin Tourist Information - Here's some handy information!


Traveling Around Dublin

If you come to Dublin, you'll soon find that there are quite a few ways to get around. But, it can often get quite complicated, let us give you a helping hand !

DUBLIN BUS



    The most common form of transport in Dublin is most probably the bus. Most people use the bus to get to and from work, school or even just to visit the city ! There are many bus stops in Dublin so you should be able to find a bus route that suits you. But before you head off, let us give you a few tips !

    Firstly, always have a lot of change on you before taking the bus. The bus drivers in Dublin aren't allowed to give you any money back so don't head off with only notes in your pocket. This said, if you give them too much money, they'll see this and you can either use the extra change on your next bus trip by showing them your previous ticket or you can get reimbursed by taking your ticket to the Dublin Bus Head Office on O'Connell Street.

    Next up, you probably know where you want to go but don't know which bus to take or how much it's going to cost. Not to worry, with the help of the Dublin Bus Route Planner you should be able to work out which bus stop to go to and which stop you should get off at.

    By now, you probably know where you want to go but you don't quite know how much it's going to cost. That's no problem, once you get on the bus, just tell the bus driver where you want to go and he'll tell you how much you owe him !

    So that should be everything ! Have a nice bus ride !

THE LUAS



    The Luas, also known as the Dublin Light Rail System is a tram. It uses two lines, the green one and the red one. The Green one leaves from Stephen's Green and can take you all the way up to Brides Glen. This one will take you from the city center down to the south east of Dublin. The red one however, goes through the city center and can take you from Connolly down to Saggart (South West of Dublin).

THE DART



    The Dart or Dublin Area Rapid Transit is part of the Irish Rail and runs along along the coast of Dublin from Greystones in County Wicklow. It then goes through Dublin and ends in Malahide or Howth in County Dublin.

    The easiest way to find out what the best stops are for you is to check out their website. You'll find a route planner, a map of the stops and all sorts of useful Dart information !


    If you are hoping to use the DART the LUAS or The Dublin Bus' often, it might be useful to get a Leap Card, you can put money on the Leap Card and then use it of either one of these three transport systems, plus the price for each journey is slightly cheaper ! Check out the website here

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DUBLIN BIKES



    Aaah who needs public transport when you can bike ? One of the good things about Dublin is that the City Center isn't too big so you can pretty much ride a bike anywhere (we know that the Irish weather isn't always in your favour though).

    The Dublin Bike system is very cool in Dublin and can work out a whole lot cheaper than using the other forms of public transport. Or if you want to rent a bike to go and discover Phoenix Park for example, why not ? You can either buy a three day ticket which will cost 5 euros oryou can buy an annual ticket online for 20 euros. However if you use the same bike for over half an hour you will have an extra charge of 50c per 30 minutes extra (though, there are so many stations, you can easily drop your bike off at one and pick up another without paying anything).

WALKING

    And last but not least, there's always walking ! Everything is so close in Dublin, you can often walk to those all important places. It can definitely get tiring but what better way to visit ?


    Dublin Tourist Security - Here are a couple of handy tips !

    Ireland is very familiar with tourists, millions of visitors come to explore the wonders of Ireland each year. As we're sure you already know, tourists worldwide are subject to crime and are often targets for criminals. Just to be on the safe side, check out some of these safety tips that might just come in handy. You never know !

WHILE VISITING

  1. Check your map before you head out, you could be an easy target with your backpack undone, focusing on your route.
  2. Try to use a bag that goes across your body. It's much harder to steal anything from it that way.
  3. Don't go to unlit areas late at night, avoid taking shortcuts and try and stay in populated areas.
  4. Don't attract attention by wearing expensive jewellery or a designer bag.
  5. Always be aware of where you are.
  6. Be sure to tell someone where you are going before heading out alone.
  7. Only camp in proper campsites, you're more exposed to criminals if you camp in open spaces.

PROTECT YOUR BELONGINGS

  1. Store any excess cash and other valuables in the safe in your accommodation.
  2. Do not carry all your money in the one place. If travelling as a couple or with a group, split your belongings.
  3. Try not to carry excess cash when heading out, plan how much you are going to send.
  4. If you have to carry a lot of cash or expensive belongings, don't hesitate to use a money belt inside your clothing.
  5. Be careful when withdrawing money from cash-machines, make sure no-one is watching your every-move.

VEHICLE SAFETY

  1. If you rent a car, make sure you know how everything works before leaving the premises. Don't hesitate to ask how the windows work and how the doors lock.

  2. Always make sure the car doors are locked, even while you're driving.
  3. Never leave luggage or valuables visible in the car.
  4. Don't leave luggage attached to the roof or in a trailer.
  5. If you go to the city-center, it's always better to pay the price and to park your car in a secure parking area.
  6. Always lock your car when leaving it unattended (even if you're just running into the garage to collect a coffee).
  7. At night, don't leave your car in a deserted area.
  8. Don't hesitate to ask where you can leave your car when checking into the accommodation.


Tourist Office Dublin
College Green
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 1 4100700
Mobile: +353 86 3169788
Tourist Office Dublin
info@touristofficedublin.com
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