DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit), Dublin
The DART is reasonably cheap. And by taking it to Howth in the north or to Bray in the south you can walk up onto the cliffs for a brief bracing walk.
Bray is also useful if you find the hotel situation a bit difficult in Dublin as it is a seaside resort - a bit downmarket - but possessing rows of B & B establishments.
The DART Dublin area rail transport is very efficient and modern. With signs showing how much longer till the next train and voice recordings clearly announcing stops, it is a great way to get around. Use it to go 20 minutes or so north to Howth and Malahide or south towards Bray. Great views at any of the destinations...going south will afford more views along the way. Also, a Rambler pass will cost you about 6euros and you'll be able to travel as much as you like.
DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) is Dublin’s primary suburban train system. I could not subscribe the “Rapid” part, so it feels to me that DAT will be a more accurate acronym. ;-) It doesn’t cover a good portion of the city, but is relatively cheap and definitely the best option if you’re planning to visit Dublin’s nearby villages, such as Dun Laoghaire or Howth.
One major public transport service is the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) train that serves the east coast of Dublin from as far south as Bray and as far north as Malahide and Howth.
The DART is fairly reliable but don't expect Swiss punctuality. The Irish have a bit of a laid back attitude and it shows in their public transport. But hey, coming from South Africa, I thought it was brilliant!
To move around the city you can take the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) or the Dublin Bus (City Tour Hop on - Hop off - Adults 6.50 P, Children 3.25 - Base @ O'Connell Street. First Bus 9.30 am Last 6.30 pm.
The suburban train DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport; see photo) runs near the coast of Dublin Bay between Greystones in the south and either Howth or Malahide in the north. It is very frequent and offers many scenic views especially near Dalkey and Kiliney in the south.
Trains - Dublin has two principal suburban train networks, the Dartand the Arrow service. Darts run on a coastal line between Greystones in County Wicklow to the south and either Howth or Malahide to the north. Arrows run from Heuston Station (2km from city centre) westwards to Kildare. Fares can be purchased at the station - return fares cost exactly double the single fare so aren't much use. Day tickets (that include bus journeys) are often a more economical way of doing it, they can be bought in many newsagents and small shops. Darts are more frequent than Arrows but can get really packed at rush hour!
DART, it´s a kind of train and you can reach a lot of aims inside and outside of Dublin.
The busses are another possibility to get around. You can find so many busnumbers that would be the best to buy a map. The most busses starts near the Trinity College.
When you are in Dublin, but want to visit one of the suburbs, it is better to take the DART (kind of underground, lightrail-train) instead of the bus. Trafficjams in the centre of Dublin can reach horrorfiyng proportions !
DART is a convenient way to travel around Dublin. And for sure you should go to a few places around the city, for they are worth it indeed. Return ticket didin't cost more than a beer.
Cheap and relliable transport along the Dublin coast ? You cannot fault the DART.
There are three stations in Dublin itself, (Tara, Pearce Street and Heuston.
Brand new station recently opened to deliver commuters to the newly developing docklands offices and businesses. It has a lift for people with wheelchairs and luggage.
When you stay outside Dublin, or you just want to visit the area of Dun Loaghaire, Sandy Cove or Howth, you can take the Dart, a kind of local train.
The Dart light railway serves much of the city, what tit misses, a bus goes to. Watch out for snow too
DART local train service is what connects dublin end to end, but unfortunately in a straight line only.
there are efficient bus services running across town though.