Ireland ideally located on the edge of Europe, Dublin is less than an hour from London, less than two hours from Paris and Brussels and just six hours from the east coast of the US by air. Getting to and from Ireland has never been easier or more affordable by air and sea with daily direct flights and ferry crossings to Ireland from a wide range of cities in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
Dun Laoghaire is located in South County Dublin, about 10km from the capital city, Dublin. Transfer time from the airport direct to the venue is approximately 40 minutes. Dublin is also easily accessible by sea into Dublin Port with Irish Ferries and Stenaline. Discounted car ferry rates and reservation form for discounted fares with Irish Ferries are below, and discounted fares with Stenaline will be published soon.
Travel By Air
Dublin Airport is one of Europe’s busiest airports, with more than 55 airlines flying to over 170 destinations. Dublin Airport now offers services to over 30 airports in the UK and the ever-expanding European network now more than 100 airports. Aer Lingus is the national carrier and flies from airports all over the world direct into Dublin at very competitive rates. Ryanair is another well-known carrier, with many alternative departure airports, from Britain and throughout Europe.
Travel By Car Ferry
Even though Ireland is an island, access is easy by air or sea. The closest port to Dun Laoghaire is Dublin Port, which is approx 30 minutes by car, depending on time of day. There are excellent ferry connections daily from the UK and mainland Europe. Rosslare Port is about 2 hours south, and Belfast or Larne Ports are about 2 hours to the north.
Irish Ferries are offering competitors discounted fares for crossings from the UK, with cars and/or trailers. If you wish to make a Car Ferry Booking with Irish Ferries please complete and return the reservation form direct to Irish Ferries. For details on fare prices and making a booking please complete 2018 – IRISH FERRIES RESERVATION FORM
Transportation to Dun Laoghaire
From Dublin Airport – Aircoach, also known locally as the “Blue Bus” offers a service from outside the Arrivals Terminal in Dublin Airport. There are 6 different routes, 4 of which go to South Dublin. It is important to choose the correct route. The direct Aircoach to Dun Laoghaire is the Killiney/Dalkey route. This service operates hourly and transfer time is approximately 40 mins. For full details on times and online fares.
Taxis are readily available for hire outside the airport, and most international car rental companies also have representation in the airport terminal.
From Dublin City Centre – Dublin City is 8km from Dun Laoghaire. A fast surface train services (DART) links the venue to the city within 18 minutes. The station is located within 100 metres of the clubs.
Dublin Bus services – a fleet of local buses with a number of stops serving all areas between Dublin Airport, city centre and surrounding suburbs. The following bus routes regularly serve Dun Laoghaire: 7, 45a, 46a, 59, 63, 75, 111.
Trains – Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) operates the nationwide rail network. The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is Dublin’s main train service and stretches the full length of Dublin Bay, from Malahide in North County Dublin to Greystones in County Wicklow. It runs every 5-10mins during peak times and Dun Laoghaire is a featured stop in South county Dublin.
Car Hire – There is a wide choice of Irish and international car rental companies represented in Dublin.
Bookings can be made online before arrival at visitdublin.com. Driving is on the left side of the road. Allow approx. 25 minutes driving time from Dublin Airport to Dun Laoghaire.
Car Parking Dun Laoghaire
Please note, there is no free car parking in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. All areas require pay and display or Permit display which vary in cost mainly from €4 – €5 per day, and €20 per week, depending where you park. All machines take credit/debit cards and advance parking can be purchased. Please download the Car Parking Map for the Harbour below.