Getting Around Dublin 2023

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As the culture, heritage and population capital of Ireland, there is always something to see and do in Dublin. Dublin is also the third smallest county by area and one of the most walkable cities in Europe, making getting around a breeze. Of all of the counties in Ireland, Dublin is the most well-connected by public transport making getting in or out of the city or seeing the most popular tourist destinations easy without a car. Choosing a four-star, central hotel in Dublin city saves you time and effort allowing you to move through the city with ease. Book a stay in Ashling Hotel Dublin on our website to enjoy our best available rates, guaranteed.

Getting to Ashling Hotel

If you’re travelling from Dublin Airport, you’re in luck. There are limited public buses going to and from the airport but there are private companies that offer a fast, reliable and cheap service. Hop on the Dublin Express that departs every few minutes from both terminals of the airport and will take you to Heuston Station in approximately 40 minutes. Single tickets cost just €7 and they leave as early as 4am. Heuston Station is a 5-minute walk from our four-star hotel in Dublin. If you prefer the convenience of a taxi, it will take a few minutes off your journey and cost approximately €50.

On Foot

Getting around Dublin on foot is one of the easiest and most interesting ways to get around. You can walk from one side of the city centre to the other in approximately half an hour, passing museums, coffee shops, restarts, shops and so much more along the way. Dublin has some of the most impressive architecture in Ireland, you just have to look up. The streets are mostly accessible to all but if you have mobility issues, you might need to plan your route as cobbled streets and narrow lanes are frequent. You can also rent a bike from Dublin Bikes and enjoy the city on two wheels. Our team in Ashling Hotel are more than happy to help you plan your route.


Bus services in Dublin are in the middle of an upgrade. We’re seeing more and more electric buses on the roads with more varied routes and lower fares. At the moment, a short hop within the city will cost you just €1.30 on a Leap Card and the highest fare is just €2.00. Bus routes and fares can be accessed on the Dublin Bus App or Google Maps is also pretty reliable. You can pay on the bus with exact change only and the rates for cash are higher than with Leap Cards. You can buy Leap Cards in most newsagents for €5 and preload as much or as little as you need. You can also use the Leap Top-up app to add credit on your phone.


Luas is one of the handiest ways to get in and out of the city from our hotel in Dublin. The closest stops are Heuston Station and Museum stops. The Red Line Luas extends to the Docklands, near the 3 Arena and out to Saggart in the other direction. The Green Line will take you between Broombridge and Brides Glen, on opposite sides of the city. Purchase a ticket before you board at any of the stops or tag on and off with your Leap Card. The Luas runs alongside traffic on ground level so you’ll get a good idea of the layout of the city while you travel.


It’s not the first thing you think of when planning a trip to Dublin but we have a very impressive coastline just outside of the city. If you’re planning a trip to Bray, Dun Laoghaire, Howth or anywhere along the coast, the DART is the quickest way to get there. Stopping at two major stations in the city, the routes are scenic and they get you where you want to go comfortably. Trains to travel further afield usually depart from Heuston Station, a short walk from our Dublin hotel, and will take you to almost any major city in Ireland.

Book convenient, comfortable accommodation in Dublin city in Ashling Hotel. Our team are always here to help you plan a trip.

Siobhan Pepper

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