The beautiful coastal town of Dún Laoghaire is only a short bus or train journey away from Dublin City Centre. With its amazing piers, walked by over 1 million people each year, that provide stunning views over Dublin Bay, bustling Cafés, cozy Irish pubs, great restaurants and one of the most beautiful parks in Dublin, The People’s Park, Dún Laoghaire is a must see on any trip to Dublin.
The Dart Station and main Bus Station are located close to the sea front and connecting these to the main street, Georges Street, is Marine Road. Along Marine Road you will find a number of little restaurants as well as the Pavilion Theatre, the Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre and Bloomfields.
George’s Street is almost one mile long and has a mixture of great shops, with international brands and local independent retailers located here. Take some time to explore the whole street, from the People’s Park on Upper Georges Street right down to York Road, you never know you might uncover a hidden gem!
Travel by DART from Dublin to Dún Laoghaire. The journey offers spectacular views of Dublin Bay. The DART runs every 5 minutes during rush hour periods and every 20 mins during the day. Irish Rail is the national rail service and operates a regular service throughout the country. The DART links up with Irish Rail at Connolly Station, as it does with The LUAS tram service.
Dún Laoghaire is serviced by Dublin Bus. The terminus is located at the DART station. Nightlink services run every hour on the hour from Trinity College between midnight and 3am. Buses – 7, 7a, 8, 45a, 45b, 46a, 59, 75, 111 Nightlink – Route 7n from D’Oiler St. Towards Shankill.
Aircoach provides a 24-hour luxury coach service between Dublin Airport and Killiney /Dalkey, which serve the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire and the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney. The service is ideally suited to tourists, commuters and the general public looking for a high-quality, reliable, clean and efficient service.You can buy a ticket directly from a company representative at the airport arrivals stop at Dublin airport or alternatively you can purchase one from the driver when boarding the Aircoach at any of the stops. These tickets are valid when travelling to or from Dublin airport to any point along any of the Dublin routes. The Aircoach Dublin Airport stop is located just outside the Arrivals Halls at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 .When arriving by coach at Dublin Airport, the first stop will be on the Terminal 2 Departures Road, with the coach then continuing to the Terminal 1 Arrivals Road. Click here for the timetable.
Dublin is surrounded by the M50 motorway all national roads heading to Dublin are connected to the M50. Dún Laoghaire is located about 7 Kilometres inside the southern side of the motorway. If you’re heading north on the N11, turn off at the Ballybrack exit and follow the signs all the way in to Dún Laoghaire, it’s a straight run with a couple of roundabouts. From the city centre there take the N11 via Stillorgan or via Blackrock on the R118 to head for Dun Laoghaire. Both routes are well sign posted. Car rental is also available in Dun Laoghaire at the following places: Enterprise, Sixt, Dan Dooley & Go car.
Dublin Airport is only 20 kilometres away. The airport is serviced by Dublin Bus routes (41, 41a, 41b, 41c) which will take you into the city centre where you can transfer onto a bus to Dun Laoghaire. There is also a service called Aircoach, runs coaches which will deliver you in comfort and speed to selected locations around the city. The average price to Dún Laoghaire is around €8. A taxi should cost between €40- €50.