Arriving in Ireland
Travelling in Dublin: Buses and the DART (local train)
Most students find the DART (local train) very convenient and easy to use. Have a look at http://www.transportforireland.ie/ (Transport for Ireland website) which has information about all public transport and prices. We recommend a Leapcard (see photo above), which you can get at any DART station, Newsagent’s shop or on www.leapcard.ie. Using your Leapcard is easy; you just add Travel Credit to your card to pay-as-you-go for each journey. When your travel credit starts to run low, you top it up again online or at any Leapcard agent. Further information on www.leapcard.ie.
If you are studying for at least 6 months duration with a minimum 16 hours class time per week, you are eligible to apply for a Student Leapcard. Further details here: http://www.studentleapcard.ie/
Taking a taxi can be the fastest and most convenient way of traveling from a station / airport to your accommodation, or for taking you home safely at night.
A taxi can be found at a taxi rank or can be called while on the road, or ‘hailed’ by raising your hand towards the driver. The taxi will only stop if it is available. You can also use the Hailo service, which can be downloaded as an app on your smartphone from here: https://www.hailoapp.com/
Please only use licensed taxis! A licensed taxi must display a yellow TAXI display panel on the top of the car’s roof.
For more information about taxis and the best spots to hail a taxi in Dublin as well as information on taxi fares and phone numbers for the main Dublin taxi companies, please access this page: http://www.dublin.info/taxi/