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Brilliant outside of rush hour!

It's now around for decades and although the trains have been upgraded the platforms and stations... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
StephenCr0ss
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Dublin, Ireland
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Convenient and cost effective (with LEAP visitor pass).

Getting around Dublin is easy on the trains, LUAS (trams) and buses. The buses run often and if... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
JFGoDan
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's now around for decades and although the trains have been upgraded the platforms and stations are still playing catch up. Access / exit to stations and coverage for inclement weather (yes, it rains in Ireland) could be a lot better. Overall it's a good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Read a lot about public transport options before we went to Dublin for a weeks stay. LEAP card sounded like a no brainer. Picked up one at the airport SPAR shop, the cashier said we could use one card for two people. You can on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Getting around Dublin is easy on the trains, LUAS (trams) and buses. The buses run often and if you're trying to get around city center area multiple routes will get you where you want to be. The LUAS seem always to be crowded regardless of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JFGoDan
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Having lived in Dublin in the late 1970s-1980s I well remember the incredible traffic problems and delays. The Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) system was introduced as an electrified railway in 1984 and currently serves the city centre and Dublin coastline. I am a big...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The machines at our station were not manned by real people so we did have to ask locals how to operate some things. We accidentally purchased round trip tickets the first time which worked out but would have sucked if we did not need it....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Von1287
Reviewed July 16, 2018

The station and DART system are functional, but dated, tired and in need for a radical upkeep and clean up. The mass transportation system works, is on time, but busy. People are super friendly and polite. It is a pleasure to travel in Ireland. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank GinnyKelowna
Reviewed July 1, 2018

The station opened on 17 December 1834 at Westland Row Station,[3] the city terminus of the Dublin & Kingstown Railway, the first 'commuter' line in the world. The station was extensively rebuilt for the opening of the City of Dublin Junction Railway in 1891. During...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Used this form of travel a lot on recent trip to Dublin, the trains were clean and regular, an easy way to get round Dublin. The information on the trains and the staff were helpful and knowledgeable about the service.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank greenrake
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

We bought a 72 hour pass while still at the airport. During our stay we used the double decker buses, electric trains, ant the trains going outside the city for some hiking. All were clean, on time and efficient. Good job Dublin ! ( a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tommy M
Reviewed June 5, 2018

We bought 2x72 hour Leap Visitor cards when we arrived at Dublin Airport for 20 euro each. For that, we had a return airport to City transfer on the 747 or 757 service and unlimited use of the DART and Luas system which we used...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mjtee
August 5, 2018|
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Response from GinnyKelowna | Reviewed this property |
It's spelled Howth, the restaurant is "the Brass Monkey" John is with the Howth walking tours,
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September 25, 2017|
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Response from Rose-Chris2013 | Reviewed this property |
I would echo what's already been said - either the hop on hop off bus, or the leap card. The DART is good if your hotel's slightly out of town and on the DART route, but otherwise on of the many buses are accessible using... More
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