Visitors to Dublin have a good number of options for getting here. The most convenient and popular way is to fly, and the nearby airport now serves over 100 destinations worldwide with 40 different airlines. Dublin, located on the east coast of Ireland makes ferry crossings a good choice if you are travelling from UK. Meanwhile, Ireland has an extensive rail network linking all major towns and cities in the country, and long distance bus services from the UK and the rest of Europe are easily available.
Reaching Dublin by car is simple, as the road system connects with all large cities in Ireland. Main roads serving the city include the N1 and the M1 motorway from Belfast; the N6 and N4 from Galway; and the N8 and N7 from Cork. If you are arriving on a car ferry from Britain, all the main roads lead to the heart of Dublin and are well signposted to the City Centre (An Lar). To bypass the City Centre, the East Link and West Link are signposted, and the M50 surrounds the city on three sides.
You can plan your journey by train through the InterRail service offered by Iarnrod Eireann, Ireland’s national rail carrier. A joint train/ferry ticket is available and there are channel services from Britain, with ferry connections taking you across the Irish Sea, both by day and at night.
Long distance bus services from Britain to Ireland are operated by Eurolines in conjunction with Bus Eireann. The luxury buses are all equipped with on board toilet facilities and recliner seats.
Dublin International Airport is located just seven miles from the center of the city and provides a good bus service for distances into the city. Alternatively, taxis and car hire are also available. Many international airlines offer flights to Europe and the USA from the airport, and domestic flights are available to Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Shannon and Sligo.