The public transport network in Ireland Dublin is more comprehensive than you might think, and with Quality Bus Corridors, DART, Luas and Commuter Rail it is usually faster and more reliable than travelling by car in the rush hour.
DART & Commuter Rail
- Frequent DART electrified train services run from Howth and Malahide to Bray. Less frequent DART services operate through to Greystones. Key city centre train stations are at Connolly, Tara Street and Pearse station in Westland Row.
- Commuter rail services run from Drogheda and Maynooth to Connolly Station and Pearse. There are also commuter rail services from County Kildare (Kildare, Newbridge, Naas/Sallins) and Adamstown west Dublin to Heuston Station. Frequent and fast onward Luas and bus connections to the rest of the city centre are now provided immediately outside Heuston.
- See www.irishrail.ie for more information on times of departures of train services from a station near you, fares and methods of payment.
- A map of rail routes and stations is available here - http://www.irishrail.ie/home/company_information.asp under the ‘My Journey’ section.
- Luas is Dublin’s state-of-the-art light rail transit system. The tram routes have their own dedicated lines away from traffic or sections of on-street running, with priority over other traffic.
- Services run on two lines – the Red line from Saggart to The Point, and the Green Line from Cherrywood to St Stephens Green
- You can purchase tickets for trips on the tram from vending machines at the tram stops, or you can pre-purchase ‘travel credit’ - like phone credit - on a resusable smartcard, which consumes the value as you travel.
- Visit www.luas.ie for more information on services to your area, fares and methods of payment.