Dublin, Ireland Tourism: Best of Dublin
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What is the best way to get there?
Ireland’s capital is served by Dublin Airport. The express AirLink service connects the airport with the city center from early morning until late in the evening.
There are three major rail hubs in Dublin: Connoly, Heuston, and Pearse stations. These stations provide intercity services to cities such as Belfast, Limerick, Cork, Galway, Kerry, and more. See the rail map for more information.
Ferries arriving from four main ports in England, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man dock at Dublin Port, around 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the city center.
Do I need a visa?
If you’re visiting from Dublin overseas, see if you need a visa using the following resource.
When is the best time to visit?
Summer: Dublin is prone to rain regardless of what time of year you visit. However, to lower your chances of showers, visit during the summer months of June, July, and August, when the weather is generally warm and sunny. May and September promise the fewest crowds and mildest weather.
But to experience Irish hospitality at its best, visit Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, which honors the patron saint of Ireland. The city comes to life with colorful parades and street parties and embarks on a two-day long celebration that features plenty of whiskey and Guinness.
For more information on Dublin’s weather and when to go, check out some tips here.
Dublin has an extensive bus network that services both the city center and the suburbs. Check out timetables and routes here.
Dublin’s DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) electric railway transports you from the city center along the Irish Sea coast to both suburbs and coastal towns.
There are more than 70 tram stops in Dublin’s city center. For routes and timetables, see the following link.
If you’re planning to combine different modes of public transport, save money with a LEAP card. You’ll find more info here.
Are there local customs I should know?
For more information on local customs and Irish culture, check out the following link.
- We recommend checking out these popular tours when looking for something to do in Dublin:
- Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin
- Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin
- Dublin:Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Wild Atlantic and Galway tour
- Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin
- Fast-track Easy Access Book of Kells Tour with Dublin Castle
- If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Dublin between December and February, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between June and August.