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Dublin Pass Including Free Entry to Over 30 Attractions
"Select a 1- 2- 3- 5- or 6-day Dublin Pass when you book. Then collect your pass from the redemption point in central Dublin or Dublin Airport.Your pass is valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days and offers free access to more than 30 top Dublin visitor attractions including skip-the-line entry to select landmarks as well as host of other privileges and special offers. Among other benefits
From EUR48.00
Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin
"The beautiful coastal drive from Dublin to Glendalough takes you past Dun Laoghaire Harbor Dalkey and Killiney. These exclusive suburbs on the out reaches of Dublin are home to Ireland's rich and famous including U2's Bono Enya and film director Neil Jordan. Then driving through the Wicklow Mountains you'll soon understand why this area is known as 'the Garden of Ireland’.You'll continue on to the green mountains of Wicklow County where you'll stop for morning tea (additional cost) at Avoca Handweavers. The oldest wool mill in Ireland Avoca Handweavers is a great place to shop for high-quality Irish crafts.The next stop on your Wicklow tour in Glendalough
From EUR28.00
The 1916 Dublin Tour - Beyond Barricades
"From the moment guests arrive at the first stop they are thrown into the midst of Easter 1916 as prominent Irish republican Helena Moloney who fought front and centre during the rebellion guides them onto the bus in the midst of the sounds of gunfire and commotion. Thus begins a thought-provoking and interactive 90 minute tour taking in some of the most prominent scenes of Easter Monday 1916 and its direct aftermath including City Hall Dublin Castle St. Stephen’s Green
From EUR25.00

Dublin Bus Tips (55)

Have a ride on a double decker!

Dublin Bus is a public transport in Ireland, which can take you to various locations around Dublin county. There are a lot of different routes and buses opperate frequently - however for some reason never on schedule. If you want to get on the bus you have to wave your hand at the bus, for it to even pull over at the bus stop.

The fares vary and are usually calculated on a stage system (which is based on the distance you intend to travell). There are several different levels of fares, prices range from €1,05 - € 2. There are discount fares for seniors and children.
If you are not sure what to pay, ask the driver. It is enough to say eg."Stephens' Green" and he will simply tell you how much to pay, they are polite enough to tell you when to get off if you ask. Or if they see you are really lost, they will make sure themselves that you get to the right location. If you know where you are going remember to push the "Stop" button or the bus might not pull over at your stop.

Remember to have the exact amount of money when traveling on the Dublin Bus, the drivers have " no change" policy (actually they don't have access to money at all). But don't worry I you do not have the exact sum, in case of overpayment a "change ticket" is issued (you get 2 ticketts printed instead of one) which can only be exchanged for cash at the company's head office on O'Connell Street.

The Dublin bus is a nice way to travel across Dublin, I recommend to sit at the front upper window at least once. Enjoy your ride.

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Dec 27, 2008

Waiting for a bus...

If the postcard you have seen in the introduction to this page wasn't clear enough, then read this tip.
Dublin Bus is the company that run the urban bus service of the city. The network includes dozens of lines. When I visited Dublin, it was the only means of public transport and I found it terrible. Before going to Dublin, I had never taken a bus in such a big city, so the nightmare was even greater. I had to take the bus 75 to go from my hostfamily's place to the English school and vice versa. It happened quite often that the bus passed but didn't stop because it was already full and when a bus is full, the driver doesn't stop. Sometimes, it didn't pass at all.
Also remember that you are expected to pay the ticket to the driver: the price changes according to your destination and you should always pay the exact amount, otherwise you won't get any money back.

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Nov 15, 2008

airport bus

the best way to get to downtown dublin from the airport is the airport bus. this express bus goes to o'connell street in central dublin. most of the attractions of dublin are walking distance from this spot. if the traffic is light the trip takes about 20 minutes. the fare is 6 euro.

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Jun 21, 2008

Good service

We used Dublin Bus several times, as our hotel was 3km from the city centre.

Frequent service and only €1.5 each. You need to have the correct change, however.

Also, beware of delays during the rush hours!

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Apr 08, 2008
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Dublin Bus.
Where can I start.
This has got to be one of the worst and most unreliable bus services in Europe.
The timetables are a joke as they go early or late and frequently miss the run altogether. Also the times given are the "starting time" and give no indication whatsoever of times at intermediate stops.
For the benefit of tourists, the most frequent destination seen on a Dublin bus is "As Serbhis". You will see dozens of buses going there while you wait for a bus. Of course, they never stop. Only the staff go to "As Serbhis". It means "Out of Service"

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Mar 27, 2008

Dublin Bus

The Dublin city busses are quite good. We used them from the airport to the B&B and also from the B&B into the city. Only once in the trip did we rely on taxis to get us home as we just didn’t feel like standing in the cold to wait for the bus to come.

It is a simple to use bus and the views from upstairs are quite good at times, a good way to see things while being inside and keeping it cheap. In respect to the locals going to and from work, don’t do this until after rush hour. No one wants tourists making them late for work.

The fare system is based on stop to stop pricing although they seem to lump stops together and the city center area is considered one area.

We used a day pass for the first day and just the one way pricing for the second day.

Be aware that on Sunday’s the busses do not start running early enough to catch the first flights out and you’ll have to take a taxi to the airport if you have an early flight.

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Feb 04, 2008

Prepaid Tickets - Save on Bus Fare

If you are not concentrated only on the Dublin centre, you might need to use the bus.
You can substantialy save by buying daily, family or rambler tickets for Dublin bus or some combination with Dart or Luas.

You cannot buy such tickets on the bus. You can buy them at the news agent.
n the bus, you have to pay exact fare for the ride.
You have to pay with coins and no change is given. The amount depends on the number of stages you are travelling.

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Oct 15, 2007

Dublin buses.

Public transport is a nightmare in Dublin. There are no timetables at the bus stops, and even if there are, the times apply only to the very first stop. Buses are nearly always late, but that's ok as you usually not sure what their times should be anyway. Prices are too high. Some late buses are very dirty. In fact it is impossible to get a bus after midnight, or it is if you patient enough to wait half an hour or more.

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Always late (blame the traffic, not the actual bus :) , awkward, and stinking. What can you do. Keep in mind that your bus fare depends on where you're going. For example 1-3 stages you'd be paying 1 euro, and anythink over 23 stages would cost you 1,90.
So do your math and decide if you want to buy daily, weekly, family,..or any other type of tickets in advance instead.
Nitelink is always 4 euro. It doesn't usually go from the same spot as your "normal day-time bus" and the number could be different so check it first. There is no nitelink on Mondays.

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Jun 17, 2007

Dublin Bus: A Relief for Tired Feet

Awhile back I met a woman here in Germany who used to work in Dublin. The one thing she always complained about was the buses and how they were never on-time. I've since lost touch with her but her complaints stuck in my mind and when I decided to go to Dublin I felt prepared to be standing forever waiting for the bus. When I got there I found that the mental preparation wasn't needed. The buses were quick and on-time everytime I wanted one, except once and even then the next one came punctually. Who knows what became of the one that never showed up
shrugs >.

So Dublin bus is easy to use if you know where you want to go and even easier if you have some idea how to get there in the first place. Being a "planner" I looked all of that up before hand on their website (Link provided below). I decided for getting around Dublin for 5 days and needing to go to and from the airport the 5 Day Dublin Rambler ticket was the best way to go. It is good on the AirLink buses as well as all regualr Dublin bus services. I wasnt sure if I would really use it on the regular buses since Dublin is rather compact but after so much walking, especially to Guinness I was glad I went ahead and bought it.

Rambler tickets come in 1, 3, 5, and 7 days. Prices availble on the Dublin Bus website under daily fares. They can be purchased at the Tourist information center or CIE Bus and Rail Info at the Arrivals level of Dublin Airport or at Dublin Bus at 59 Upper O'Connell Street.

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May 14, 2007

Dublin transportation needs urgent upgrade

The local transportation in Dublin can be a problem, especially in crowded hours. Buses are infrequent, they tend not to respect the schedule, and the trip-fare is expensive compared to the quality of the service. The city needs a subway or at least the extension of the tram network.

Apr 08, 2007

€5 Rover

Why pay €45 for a taxi from Dublin Airport to the heart of the city?

The one-day bus pass, which is available from the ticket machines opposite the bus stop allow one day's travel on all Dublin buses.

We were able to use this extensively to get around the city on an extremely rainy day.

For a few Euros more you can add DART usage to the pass.

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Feb 26, 2007

Things to Do Near Dublin

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Number 29

Do you want to see a tipycal georgian house and know how a family lived in the XVIII century? Then come to Merrion Square, and in one corner you can visit the number 29. You have to enter through the...
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Government Buildings

I came a cross this majestic building to find the gate closed and guarded. A sign in Gaelic "Tithe an Rialtais" and in English "Government Buildings," was on the gate with information about tours you...
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Wild Wicklow Tours

If you don't have much time, and want to discover a little bit of Irish countryside I recommand you to take the "Wild Wicklow Tour". You can book it at the Tourism office or from your hotel. They have...
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Iveagh Gardens

In 1862, Benjamin Guinness bought Nos. 80-81 St. Stephen's Green and combined the two houses, turning them into the stately mansion that is Iveagh House today. It is now home to the Department of...
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Merrion Square

Notice how this house is five windows wide! It would have been very prestigious indeed. There was a clear social hierarchy based upon how many "bays" your house possessed. Pity those whose Georgian...
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St. Stephen's Green

Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was born in 1831 in a small village in County Cork. In 1856 he formed the "Phoenix National Literary Society," a secret society whose aim was Irish independence from...
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