- For an international bucket list getaway, plan a trip to Dublin, Ireland.
- One of the easternmost capitals in Europe, Dublin is a short flight from the East Coast.
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One of the easternmost capitals in Europe, Dublin is well-positioned as a transport hub served by many major airlines with direct flights to an array of cities in the US and Europe.
Once you’ve arrived, reliable buses, trams, and taxis will all help overcome any transit or traffic problems.
Here are the best options for getting to and around Dublin.
Getting to Dublin
Set a 30-minute drive north of the city center, Dublin Airport is the best place to fly into for any visit to the capital. Most major airlines serve it, and once you land, you can pick up a metered taxi at the rank, or shuttle into town using the 747 bus or the Aircoach services.
Lower your carbon footprint and take a ferry into Dublin. Ferry routes run between Dublin and Holyhead in Wales, Liverpool in England, and Douglas on the Isle of Man.
Getting around Dublin
Buses in Dublin are frequent, and you can use a Leap Card. Download the app for routes, timetables, and a real-time map.
There are plenty of bike stations in Dublin and visitors can buy a three-day pass for unlimited journeys up to 30 minutes (extra rental charges apply after that). In the heart of the city, some cycle lanes are also tram lanes. Be very careful when using these.
Taxis are abundant in Dublin’s city center. Hail one or make a beeline to one of the many taxi ranks.
App-based ride share car services