About Dublin

Dublin Airport is Ireland’s busiest airport, with over 63 airlines flying to over 190 destinations, including direct scheduled daily flights from North America, mainland Europe, Britain and from the Emirates. 
The airport is conveniently located 10km north of Dublin city centre, with excellent roads links to The CCD, only 20 minutes away via the Port Tunnel, which brings visitors directly into the Spencer Dock area.  Bus and car hire services are also available at the airport for your journey to The CCD.

The road network in Ireland is primarily focused on Dublin. The M50 motorway, a semi-ring road which runs around the south, west and north of the city, connects important national primary routes to the rest of the country. The eFlow barrier-free tolling system, with a three-tiered charge system based on electronic tags and car pre-registration is operational. The toll is currently €2 for vehicles with a pre-paid tag, €2.50 for vehicles whose number plates have been registered with eFlow, and €3 for unregistered vehicles.

The Dublin Port Tunnel, which officially opened in 2006 to mainly cater for heavy vehicles, connects Dublin Port and the M1 motorway close to Dublin Airport. The city is also surrounded by an inner and outer orbital route. The inner orbital route runs approximately around the heart of the Georgian city and the outer orbital route runs primarily along the natural circle formed by Dublin's two canals, the Grand Canal and the Royal Canal, as well as the North and South Circular Roads.

Dublin is served by an extensive network of nearly 200 bus routes which serve all areas of the city and suburbs. The majority of these are controlled by Dublin Bus, but a number of smaller companies also operate. Fares are generally calculated on a stage system based on distance travelled. There are several different levels of fares, which apply on most services. The Bus Arrival Information Service is being rolled out which provides bus stops with information on the distance of buses based on GPS positions of the buses.

The CCD is easily accessible by road, given its city centre location and proximity to Ireland’s motorway network.  It is only minutes from the Dublin Port Tunnel with connections to the upgraded M50 motorway and Dublin Airport. It is also next to the new Samuel Beckett Bridge which spans the River Liffey, aiding access between the North and South of the city.

If you are using a satellite navigation system, please enter the coordinates 
N 53 20 51.5
W 6 14 24.6

AA Roadwatch provides regular updates on traffic and weather conditions on major routes throughout Ireland.  You can also plan your journey with AA Routeplanner.

The CCD is less than ten minutes from Dublin’s two mainline railway stations (Connolly and Heuston) which serve all the major towns and cities in Ireland.

Irish Rail is the state-owned company responsible for operating rail services in Ireland, providing rail links between Ireland's main towns and cities. The Dart and The Luas are light rail networks which provide transport within the Dublin City and Suburban areas.

The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is the rail line running along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth southwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow. You can connect to the regular train service for communities north of Dublin, right up to Belfast.  Pearse Street and Tara Street DART stations are both located about ten minutes walk from The CCD.

The Luas Red Line runs directly behind The CCD, conveniently linking to downtown Dublin and to Connolly and Heuston rail stations. Stops are provided at George's Dock, Mayor Square and Spencer Dock.
Dublin Bus offers a high frequency, accessible and easy to use service from all over Dublin City Centre and the surrounding area. These services include city bus services, Railink, School link, Airlink, Nitelink and DART feeder buses. 

Increased availability of taxis in Dublin means that it's easy to travel to and from Dublin city, day or night. There are now nearly 12,000 taxis available in Dublin city.  Fares are regulated and tips are at your own discretion.
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