Getting to the Congress
Dublin is easily accessible from the UK, Continental Europe and the east and west coast of the USA. More than 36 scheduled airlines fly into Dublin Airport, which is located 12 km from the city centre. Dublin Airport serves 7 domestic, 29 UK, 36 Continental European and 9 international destinations. For more information please visit www.dublinairport.com
Access from Dublin Airport to Dublin City
Dublin is now served by 2 Terminals. There are a number of private and public bus services that operate from outside the airport arrivals areas to the city centre. The blue Aircoach is a privately run bus service which operates between the airport and a number of city hotels and UCD, the conference venue, visit www.aircoach.ie
Airlink (bus 747), operated by Dublin Bus, will bring you directly from the airport to Busaras, the central bus station, located in the city, you will need to then walk to O’Connell Street which is five minutes walking distance and board a bus to UCD, the conference venue, visit www.dublinbus.ie
There are also a number of other public bus services operating between the airport and various destinations.
A Taxi rank is situated just outside the terminals and, depending on the time of day, the journey takes approximately 30 minutes to UCD and conference hotels which costs approximately €35 – €40
It is also possible to get to Dublin by ferry via Holyhead, Liverpool and Isle of Man ports in Britain. Dublin has two ferry terminals – Dublin Port, located in the city centre, is serviced by bus, and Dun Laoghaire ferry terminal, south of the city, is easily reached by a 20 minute car or DART train journey. There are also direct ferry connections to France to Wexford and Cork.
Irish Car Rentals are one of the largest independent Car Rental Companies in Ireland and operate a fleet of over 2,700 new vehicles. Their car rental desk is ideally located at Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport, Knock Airport, Kerry Airport and Cork Airport and they have several other car rental offices in Ireland in Dublin City Centre, Dublin North (Santry) and Limerick City Centre. Please click on the below link, which will bring up to their site. The large international car rental companies operate in Dublin Airport which include Hertz and Europcar.
The Visitor Leap Card (Dublin city wide travel card)
The Leap Visitor Card is the convenient public transport ticket for tourists and visitors to Dublin. It takes you anywhere you want to go in the city and suburbs for the following time periods; 24 hours, 3 days, 7 days.
For more detailed information on usage and where to purchase please visit here: https://about.leapcard.ie