Travel to Ireland

Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport is one of Europe’s busiest airports, with more than 55 airlines flying to over 190 destinations. Dublin Airport offers services to 29 airports in the UK and has an ever expanding European network which now covers 100 airports, the majority of which are served by low-cost budget airlines.
Dublin Airport is approximately 25km from the congress venue at the Royal Marine Hotel, with taxi, bus and coach links.

Dublin Port
Dublin is also accessible by sea from Britain and France. The major ferry companies are Irish Ferries and StenaLine. Further information on sailings are available on their websites.
Dublin Port is 12km from the congress venue at the Royal Marine Hotel by taxi.

Travel to the Congress Venue and throughout the City and Country:

The congress venue at the Royal Marine Hotel is located in Dun Laoghaire which has good connectivity to Dublin city centre. Dublin has a variety of transport options for navigating around the city.

The Aircoach service operates a regular service from Dublin Airport to Dublin city centre as well as Dun Laoghaire and return. There is a stop in Dun Laoghaire, directly at the Royal Marine Hotel.  
Full timetable details can be found here.

Dublin bus
Dublin Bus offers a high-frequency, accessible and easy to use service all over Dublin. A number of services operate close to the Royal Marine Hotel.
Bus Routes that serve Dun Laoghaire and the Royal Marine Hotel: 7, 7a, 45a, 46a, 59, 63 and 75
Full timetable details can be found here.

DART and Rail
Both the DART and mainline train provide an excellent service from many parts of Dublin to the city centre. The Dun Laoghaire DART station is a 4 minute walk to the Royal Marine Hotel.
Full timetable details can be found here.

There are a large number of taxi services available in Dublin. Taxis from the airport are readily available outside the Arrivals Hall. Please ensure to only travel in a registered taxi – they will have their taxi license displayed on the dashboard.
Taxis are readily available all over the city with listed Taxi ranks in most main tourism areas.

Car Hire
Hertz Car Hire and Avis Car Hire are both located at Dublin Airport, and have locations within Dublin city centre.

Leap Visitor Card
The Leap Visitor Card is the most convenient public transport ticket available for delegates and visitors to Dublin.  Get unlimited travel over your selected time period and go anywhere you want in the city and suburbs of Dublin, on any public transport you choose. You can even travel to and from the Airport at the start and end of your trip without any additional charge.

The Leap Visitor Card is available to buy online and from agents in Dublin.


Pick up your card when you arrive in Dublin from a number of different agents in Dublin:

Dublin Airport
Bus & Travel Information Desk (T1 Arrivals)
Spar (T2 Arrivals)

Dublin City Centre
Dublin Bus, 59 Upper O’Connell St.
Discover Ireland Centre, 14 Upper O’Connell St.
Visit Dublin Centre, 25 Suffolk St.

So whether you are coming by airplane, road or rail you can get your Leap Visitor Card in advance of your trip or once you arrive and start exploring the city. Once you have a Leap Visitor Card, you can top-up with additional time periods (1, 3 or 7 days) for the prices shown above at any Leap Card Payzone outlet in Dublin (up to a maximum of 5 times). There are over 650 Leap outlets around the country so topping up is easy.

Your Leap Visitor Card allows you unlimited travel after first use for the period you have selected on most transport services in Dublin:
Airlink 747 & 757 airport bus services
All Dublin Bus scheduled services (not valid on tours)
All Luas (tram) services
DART and Commuter Rail in the Short Hop Zone (all of Dublin city and county)

For further details, click here.