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Getting to Dublin has never been easier and cheaper. The Convention Centre Dublin (CDD), situated at the heart of Dublin’s Docklands, is easily accessible. Check the air, sea, rail and road connections below:

By air

Low cost as well as traditional international carriers fly into Dublin Airport from over 180 destinations worldwide.

It has direct flights from and to all major European cities, as well as daily flights from and to the Emirates and several North American cities.

The city centre and the CDD are just a short ride away.

A 20- to 30-minute taxi journey that can be cut in half by asking the driver to use the Dublin Port Tunnel.

20-25€ - extra toll charge applies

Alternatively, the Airlink Express bus leaves up to every 10 minutes from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. It takes 20-25 minutes to reach the CCD, stopping directly outside.

single 7€, return EUR 12€ – book online for discounts

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Dublin Airport
Airlink Express

By sea

Less than two kilometres from the city centre, Dublin Port is only minutes from CCD.

It is served by a number of ferry services from mainland Europe and the United Kingdom, for both passengers and freight.

Regular ferry services from Wales, France and Spain also run to Rosslare Harbour, within a 2-hour drive of Dublin's city centre, making it easy to bring in equipment or goods from overseas.

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Dublin Port
Rosslare Harbour

By car

The CCD is just minutes away from Ireland’s M50 motorway network and from the Dublin Port Tunnel.

The Samuel Beckett Bridge that spans the River Liffey offers easy access from both the north and south of the city.

The CCD has 320 parking spaces its own underground car park, which can be pre-booked.

€3.50/hour, €25/day - book online

Over 2,300 spaces can be found in nearby car parks. On-street pay-and-display parking is also available on North Wall Quay, as well as adjoining roads.

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Parking at the CCD
Parking near the CCD
Access & deliveries

Getting around Dublin is just as simple as getting to Dublin. An extensive public bus network completes underground metro and overground rail options. And taxis are readily available.

By taxi

Taxis can be hailed on the street throughout Dublin, making it easy to travel around day or night.

The CCD offers a direct dial taxi phone for delegates to use at its reception desk on the ground floor.

Taxi fares in Dublin are regulated. Tips are at your own discretion.

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Estimate your taxi fare

By rail/DART

Connolly and Heuston, Dublin’s two main railway stations, are less than 10 minutes from the CCD by LUAS and serve all the major towns and cities in Ireland.

The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) rail network runs along Dublin’s scenic coast, from Malahide and Howth in North County Dublin, all the way south to Greystones in County Wicklow.

From sandy beaches to harbour villages, it stops along many of the sights and attractions that the Dublin Bay has to offer.

DART services operate every 15 minutes all day. Connolly, Pearse Street and Tara Street DART stations are all a 10-minute walk from the CCD.

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DART fares & tickets
Dublin off the DART


Dublin’s light rail, the LUAS, is easy to navigate and one of the best ways to get around.

The Red Line runs directly behind the CCD, offering easy and quick access to downtown Dublin, including Connolly and Heuston rail stations.

To get to the CCD from downtown Dublin, take the Red Line bound for The Point and get off at either Mayor Square - NCI or Spencer Dock.

Ticket vending machines are located at every stop. They accept coins, notes and debit/credit cards, and also give change.

Please note that tickets may not be purchased onboard the trams. You must have a valid ticket at all times on board the tram.

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LUAS Red Line stops
LUAS fares & routes

By bus

Dublin Bus offers high-frequency, easy-to-use and accessible services across the city centre and surrounding areas.

These include city buses as well as Airlink, Nitelink, and DART Feeder services, and sightseeing tours.

Exact change, weekly tickets or top-up Leap Cards must be used.

Additional intercity and regional bus services operated by Bus Éireann leave and arrive from Dublin’s central bus station, Busáras, just 5 minutes from the CCD on the LUAS Red Line

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Dublin Bus fares & tickets
Leap Card

By bike

Cycling is a quick, easy and eco-friendly way to travel around Dublin.

Just Eat dublinbikes has over 100 docking stations dotted around town, including many within close proximity of the CCD.

The first 30 minutes are free. After that, a service charge applies.

5€ for a 3-day ticket – pricing structure

Delegates riding their own bikes can use the bike racks available in the CCD car park (locks not provided).

To access these, enter the building by the East door (adjacent to PwC) and take the lift to the B1 or B2 car park levels: the bike racks are outside the elevator lobbies on the East and West sides of both levels.

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Just Eat dublinbikes
Station Map

By foot

Dublin is compact enough to walk around. The CCD is easily and comfortably accessed on foot from a range of central 3- to 5-star hotels.

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Interactive hotel map
Dublin Discovery Trails
Dublin Discovery Trails App

Last modified on Monday, 12 February 2018 14:00