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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 in to 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 Convention Centre Dublin (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, and 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

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 UK, for both passengers and freight.

Regular ferry services also from Wales, France and Spain run to Rosslare Harbour, within a 2-hour drive of Dublin's city centre, making it easy to bringing 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 Dublin’s 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 whcih can be pre-booked.

€3.50/hour, €25/day - book online

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

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Parking at the CCD
Parking near the CCD
Access for deliveries

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

By taxi

Taxis are readily available 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 and tips are at your own discretion.

By rail/DART

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

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, stopping along many of the sights and attractions that the Dublin Bay has to offer, from sandy beaches to harbour villages.

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, take the Red Line bound for The Point and get off at either Major Square or Spencer Dock.

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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 all of the city centre and surrounding areas.

These include city bus services as well as Airlink, Nitelink, DART Feeder 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 of use is free. After that, a service charge applies.

5€ for a 3-day ticket – book online for discounts

Delegates riding their own bikes can use the parking facilities available in the CCD car park.

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. Bike racks can be found outside the elevator lobbies on the East and West sides of both levels (locks not provided).

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Just Eat dublinbikes
Station Map

By foot

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

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Interactive hotel map
Dublin Discovery Trails
Dublin Discovery Trails App

Last modified on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 16:01