Dublin offers tourists various methods of public transport during their stay. This section provides detailed information on each of the public transport methods available, and links to relevant websites.

The Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) operates a suburban rail network in Dublin, running from Howth and Malahide on the North side of the city to Greystones on the south side. There are 31 stations along the line, and loosely follows the contours of Dublin Bay through the city. The DART provides connections to the Intercity rail network (operated by Ironród Éireann), LUAS lines and bus networks. For more information about the DART, please click here.

The word Luas translates as speed, and is the light rail system operating in Dublin. Currently there are two separate lines, the Red line and the Green line with development on joining the two routes through the city centre under way. Since the launch of the Luas in 2004, both the Green and Red lines have been extended, and the system now has 54 stations and carries almost 30 million people annually. For more information about the Luas, click here.

Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus operates a vast number of routes around Dublin City, with Bus Éireann operating routes from Dublin to locations around Ireland. The yellow and blue buses are unavoidable in Dublin City, with a fleet of almost 950 buses in operation daily. Buses can be taken at any of the road side bus stops, although it is advised you double check with the bus driver to make sure you are getting on the correct bus. For more information click here.

Dublin Bikes
Dublin Bikes is a public bike rental scheme with 44 stations and 550 bikes located all around Dublin City Centre. Each station can cater for more than 20 bikes. Bikes can simply be rented at any station and when finished with, returned to any station. For a quick and cost effective way to move around Dublin City Centre, Dublin Bikes are ideal. Click here for more information.

Dublin has no shortage of taxis, with taxi ranks located around the city. However, taxis can be stopped at the side of the road at most places around the city centre.

Dublin Port
Dublin city is close to the Dublin Port catering for those visiting from the UK and further afield. The port is 4km away and public transportation is easily accessed by bus, taxi or a 30mins walk. Dublin Port car rental is an option with a wide variety of car rental brands in the city, Irish Car Rentals with cars provided by Europcar is the nearest brand to the port.

Car Rental
While Dublin Airport has a wide variety of car rental brands on offer, the number available in Dublin City Centre are far less. This section provides information about renting a car in Dublin City Centre, the companies with city centre locations and what you need to know when renting a car in Dublin. For more information about this subject, please click here.

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