Travel & Transport

Travel and Transport

Dublin is very easy to get to. The city is less than an hour from London, less than two hours from Paris or Brussels and just six hours from the east coast of the US by air. Dublin International Airport is only 12 km from the city centre and the city itself is small and compact.

Dublin has an excellent transport system, which includes an urban rail system (DART), a tram network (Luas) and an extensive citywide and national bus service. Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced by international standards.

The Dublin bike scheme makes it easy to explore on two wheels and is compact enough to enjoy on foot. 

Dublin’s weather is generally mild, which is due to the influence of the North Atlantic Drift, or Gulf Stream. November to February tend to be the coldest months, with temperatures between 4° and 8°C. Major snowfalls are very unusual. As the weather is mild, it is advisable to carry a light jacket or sweater as well as an umbrella.

The population of Dublin City and County is almost 1.4 million. English is the spoken language throughout Ireland. Irish (or Gaelic) is the original native language of Ireland. Place names and signage are usually in both languages.

Ireland’s currency is the euro €, which is divided into 100 cents.

Travel to Dublin

Dublin Airport

Getting to Ireland is easy for delegates of ICSEI 2024. Dublin Airport is one of Europe’s busiest airports, with more than 55 airlines flying to over 170 destinations. Dublin Airport offers services to over 30 airports in the UK and the ever-expanding European network to more than 100 airports.

  • Convenient location with direct flights to the UK, Europe, the US and the Middle East
  • Dublin is the only EU capital with US Pre-Clearance
  • Highly accessible with over 170 routes from Dublin Airport
  • Dublin Airport just 12 km north of the city centre and 20 minutes journey
  • Services to over 30 airports in the UK and over 100 in Europe
  • 328 flights per week serving 11 destinations in the US and 4 in Canada
  • Dublin Port Tunnel – cuts journey time from the airport to the city centre to 12-15 minutes
  • Private/public bus services that operate from Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre: Aircoach (€7 one way), Airlink (€8 one way)
    • Aircoach: Dublin City Centre, Kildare St stop for Trinity College
    • Airlink: Route 784, Stop 4495 Trinity College
  • A Leap Card is a reloadable smartcard that can be used to pay for single and return journeys on the Luas, Dartand Commuter Rail services. The Leap Card can also be used on Dublin Bus services including Airlink, Xpresso and Nitelink services in Dublin. A fully refundable deposit of €5.00 (Child €3.00) is charged for cards that can be topped up. Visit the Leap Card website for more information.
  • Taxis are readily available outside the airport (a taxi journey into the city centre from the airport should cost approximately €30)
  • Most international car rental companies also have representation in the airport terminal 
  • Dublin Airport is a carbon-neutral airport

Dublin Ferry Ports

Even though Ireland is an island, access is easy by air or sea. Passengers arriving in Dublin have a choice of two disembarkation points, depending on which ferry company they use. Dublin Port is very centrally located, only minutes from Dublin city centre. Dun Laoghaire is situated to the south of the city, about 30 minutes from the city centre. There are excellent ferry connections daily from the UK and mainland Europe.

Visa Information

In general, delegates who are not citizens of Ireland and who are not a national of one of the countries listed here, are required to have a valid Irish visa. Delegates are advised to apply for visas through the Irish Immigration Service at least three months ahead of travel to Ireland.

Visa information: