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Transport

Dublin has an improving but still not exactly what you would call a world class public transport system! A system historically blighted by political wrangling and lack of foresight has now left Dublin scrambling to catch up with the rest of the world. Nothing better illustrates this than the building of Dublins light rail system (LUAS) which somehow managed to build two separate tram lines that were never connected! Thankfully there are plans now to join the two lines which will right some of the previous wrongs.

So how to get around? There are 6 ways. Dublin Bus, LUAS (the light rail system), Dublin Bikes, , the DART (describe it here), walking and Taxis. We’ll also describe the best way to get from the airport to the city centre.

Dublin has a lot of taxis. Unfortunately due to poor regulation, the quality of these vary and the experience you have can vary too. Some are great – clean modern cars with an obliging and polite driver, but some are awful - , dirty rust bucket of a car...
Dublins city centre is compact and therefore ideal to walk around in. For example a walk from O’Connell Street to St Stephens Green would only take about 15 minutes. If you fancy a days leisurely walking while catching some sights, try this: Dublin Castle to Trinity College then to the...
The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) system is an electrified light rail system which flows along Dublins coast from Howth and Malahide in north Dublin to Greystones in the south, taking in the city centre. It’s very popular with Dublin’s working population and is pleasant to use. A lot...
A great addition to the city, a 3 day pass costs just €5. The first half an hour of use is free which should cover most of any journeys you make. If you make a journey longer than that you are charged, but these fees are fairly cheap. Purchase...
Dublin once had a rich layout of trams in the early 20th century which were operated by the Dublin United Tramways Company. These extended out over 66 miles and were a vital transport link for the workers of the city. Dublin was for a long time a pioneer in...
Dublin doesn’t have an underground rail system and while there are is light rail (DART) and an expanding tram system (LUAS), the bus network remains the largest and most flexible system for getting around Dublin. And to be fair to Dublin Bus they provide a good service overall. Buses...