This page is intended as guide to the handiest public transport options from Dublin Airport to the more popular hotels in and around central Dublin. Most options involve either an express or local bus with possible a connection by regular public transport.

Express Buses
"Aircoach" operate two routes to the city centre (An Lár) and beyond: to the South side of the city enroute they stop by a number of hotels. "Combined frequency" is every 10 minutes, fare €7.00 one-way. This 10 minutes, however, can vary quite a bit during the day, so you may wind up waiting 20-25 minutes occasionally. Be prepared and get to the stop early. DublinBus operates an express route: Airlink 747 via the Dublin Port Tunnel to Heuston Station, This route also serves the main bus-station, the city centre, Connolly Station and the National Convention Centre.  Fare €6.00 one-way or 10 return and run about every 15mins. For route and departure times see http://www.dublinbus.ie/PageFiles/728...  On the Aircoach and the 747 routes, the drivers issue tickets, accept notes and give change. Allow 35 minutes to reach "An Lár" from the airport; maybe 60 to get to the southern suburbs. If you intend to stay in Dublin a few days and intend to do a lot of sightseeing the best Dublin Bus ticket to get from the Airport is the freedom of the city ticket, this ticket gives you unlimited travel for 72hrs on Dublin Bus including the 747, hop on hop off tour bus and all Dublin Bus scheduled services, more info can be found at http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Fares--Tic... There are ticket machines outside the arrivals hall door. A €6 1 day rambler ticket you can get a one-day ticket valid for the 747 and any numbered DublinBus for the whole day (not 24hrs). The driver CANNOT issue the one day rambler or the Freedom of the city ticket; YOU MUST get it from THE MACHINE or from the travel desk in the airport. 

Arriving and Departing.

Local Buses
DublinBus operate several 'local' services to and from the airport which are considerably cheaper than the express buses. Most useful of these for visitors is probably route 16 which runs across the city centre and deep into the southside suburbs. it runs at 30min. intervals - check timetables at www.dublinbus.ie. On regular buses,  (including 16) fares can only be paid in coins or with a pass such as the Leap card - notes are not accepted. If you put more than is needed in the farebox you will receive a "refund receipt", not cash.  It is considerably more trouble than it's worth to 'cash in a "refund receipt". Luggage space on 'local' services is limited, the buses are primarily for transporting local people, and you may be ever-so-nicely refused entry if you have too many bags.  For more information see the page Public Transportation.

Taxis
Taxi fares quoted are guidelines. Taxi fares are metered and fare will depend on time of day, traffic etc. One Euro is charged for each extra  passenger on top of the metered fare. Despite this a taxi may be as cheap as the bus if there are 3 or 4 in your party and will be quicker. It is worth pointing that in general Dublin taxi-drivers are honest and always offer a receipt which you should take.  For more information see the page Taxis and Rental Cars.

The Details

Almara B&B Dublin   Take the 16 bus to the intersection of Beaumont Road and Collins Ave. journey 8 - 10 minutes. A taxi 12 - 15 Euro. Local bus 14 stops outside Almara every 5 minutes coming and going to city centre taking 7 - 9 minutes. See map and reviews on internet when Almara is searched or on http://www.dublinvisitors.webs.com 

 

Alexandra Hotel, Fenian Street
Take the Aircoach Ballsbridge route to Merrion Square - the hotel is within 3-4 minutes walk. A taxi will be €20-29.

Avalon Hostel, Aungier Street
Take the no. 16A to Aungier St: the bus stop is virtually opposite the hostel. The journey will take 40-60 minutes. A taxi will be €20-30.

Brooks Hotel, Drury Street
Take any Aircoach to Grafton Street (Trinity College) stop - Brooks Hotel is about 7-8 minutes walk. Note - make sure you have a map as the street network in this area can be confusing: check www.ie.map24.com. Alternatively a cheaper option is to take the no. 16A to South Great Georges St. The journey will take 40-60 minutes. A taxi will be €17-28.

Camden Court Hotel, Camden Street
A cheap option from the airport is to take the no. 16A bus which passes the Camden Court Hotel and stops about 100m away on Camden St. The journey will take 40-60 minutes. The Aircoach Leopardstown route stops at Lr Leeson St which is about a 10 minute walk from the Camden Court Hotel. If you don't have much luggage this may be faster as it's an express bus and is more frequent that tne 16A. A taxi will be €20-30.

Clarion Hotel IFSC
Get the 747 express bus to Bus Aras the central bus station. From the bus station it's about 5 minutes walk to Jury's Custom House and about 7 to the Clarion. A taxi will be €16-26.

Comfort Inn, Smithfield
Get the 747 bus to O'Connell Street. Then walk a few minutes to Abbey St Lr at O'Connell St and take the "Luas" tram to the Smithfield stop which is 3 stops in the direction "Tallaght". The fare is €1.40 and trams are every 5-10 minutes. The hotel is about a 3-4 minute walk from the Luas stop. (Note: Instead of paying separately you could buy a Adult One Day Bus/Luas Ticket for €6.20 at the Airport Travel info desk. You can get weekly ones either for 24. Make sure to get bus/luas and not bus only!). A taxi will be €16-26 and is recommended of you have luggage as the trams can be very crowded.

Conrad Hotel, Earlsford Terrrace
Take the Aircoach Sandyford route to the Leeson Street Lower stop. and walk 2-3 minutes. A taxi will be €20-30.

Davenport Hotel, Merrion Street
Take the Aircoach Ballsbridge route to Merrion Square - the hotel is within 1 minutes walk. A taxi will be €20-29.

Fitzwilliam Hotel, St Stephen's Green
Take the Aircoach Sandyford route to the Kildare Street stop and walk 3-4 minutes around the north & west sides of the Green. A taxi will be €20-30.

Fleet St Hotel, Fleet St
Take any Aircoach to Grafton Street (Trinity College) stop. All the hotels are within 5-6 minutes walk. Alternatively a cheaper option is to take the no. 16A to D'Olier St. The journey will take 40-60 minutes. The Westin is within 2-3 minutes walk, the other are 5-6 minutes. Take a map for the walk from the bus stop or check www.ie.map24.com. A taxi will be €17-28.

Harding Hotel, Fishamble Street/Copper Alley (Christchurch)
Airlink 747 - bus stops a block or two east on Lord Edward/Dame Lane - head toward Christchurch Cathedral; hotel is on your right..  A taxi will be 30+ euros.
 

Gresham Hotel, O'Connell St.
Take any Aircoach to the O'Connell St (Gresham Hotel) stop, or the 747 bus to O'Connell Street.  A taxi will be €17-26.

Jury's Inn Christchurch
[SEE HARDING HOTEL - get off at Christchurch stop, not Grafton, and you'll be a block away from Jurys Inn]

Take any Aircoach to the Grafton Street (Trinity College) stop - it's about a 8-9 minute from there along Dame Street. Alternatively a cheaper option is to take the no. 16A to Dame St, which is slightly nearer. A taxi will be €17-30. With luggage, the best option is the express Airlink bus - stops on Dame Lane/Lord Edward about 2 blocks from hotel.  Walk toward Christchurch Cathedral.

Jury's Inn Parnell Street
Take any Aircoach to the O'Connell St (Gresham Hotel) stop, or the 747 bus to O'Connell Street. Jury's Inn is about 2 minutes around the corner. A taxi will be €17-27.

Jury's Inn Custom House
As Clarion Hotel IFSC.

Mespil Hotel, Mespil Road
Take the Aircoach Ballsbridge route to Northumberland Road (Schoolhouse hotel) -it's about a 5 minute walk from there along the canal to the hotel. The aircoach costs €7 single or €12 return. A taxi will be €20-30.

Mont Clare Hotel, Clare Street
Take the Aircoach Ballsbridge route to Merrion Square - the hotel is within 1 minutes walk. A taxi will be €20-29.

Morgan, Fleet Street
As Fleet Street Hotel

Park Inn (formerly Chief O'Neill's), Smithfield
As Comfort Inn above.

Quality Hotel Dublin City, Cardiff Lane 
A taxi will be about  €20-29 and is worth it.  If you have little luggage you could get the 747 to Bus Aras, cross the river and walk along the south quays: it's about a 10 minute walk. 

Royal Dublin Hotel
Take any Aircoach to the O'Connell St (Gresham Hotel) stop. The Royal Dublin Hotel is opposite. A taxi will be €17-27.

Temple Bar Hotel, Fleet Street
As Fleet Street Hotel.

Westin, Westrmoreland Street
Take any Aircoach to Grafton Street (Trinity College) stop and it's about a 3-4 minute walk. Alternatively a cheaper option is to take the no. 16A to D'Olier St. The journey will take 40-60 minutes. Take a map for the walk from the bus stop or check www.ie.map24.com. A taxi will be €17-27.