Local Transportation

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD)  s located in the heart of the city on the River liffey. Dublin’s public transportation system is well known for its efficiency and cheap fares. By walking and riding buses and subways, there is practically no place that you cannot reach in the city.

Visitors may also visit the Transport for Ireland website for detailed information about traveling around Dublin.

Leap Card

Leap Card is a re-usable smartcard that enables you to pay for multiple public transportation options around Dublin. Get unlimited travel over your selected time period and go anywhere you want in the city and suburbs of Dublin, on any public transport you choose. You can even travel to and from the Airport at the start and end of your trip without any additional charge.

Purchase a Leap Visitor Card online, delivered to your home before you travel. You may also purchase Leap Cards from many local agents.

Visit the Leap Card website for more information.

Once you have a Leap Visitor Card, you can top-up with additional time periods (1, 3 or 7 days) at any Leap Card Payzone outlet in Dublin (up to a maximum of five times). Your Leap Visitor Card allows you unlimited travel for the period you have selected on most transport services in Dublin:

Airlink 747 & 757 airport bus services
All Dublin Bus scheduled services (not valid on tours)
All Luas (tram) services
DART and Commuter Rail in the Short Hop Zone (all of Dublin city and county)

Dublin Bus (Irish Public Bus System)

Dublin Bus is Dublin’s local bus service. Dublin Bus offers a high frequency, easy-to-use and accessible service across all of the city centre and surrounding areas. These services include city bus services, AirlinkNitelink and DART feeder buses. Exact change, weekly tickets or top up Leapcards must be used. You can find more information on fares and tickets here.

Irish Rail /DART

Irish Rail: The CCD is less than 10 minutes on the Luas Red Line from Dublin’s two main railway stations, Connolly and Heuston. Operated by Irish Rail, these stations serve all the major towns and cities in Ireland.

The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) rail network runs along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth, to Bray and Graystones, providing transport from the city centre to suburban areas. Connolly, Pearse Street and Tara Street DART stations are all located about 10 minutes’ walk from The CCD.

Luas – Dublin Light Rail

Luas is Dublin’s light rail transit system. There are two lines, the Green Line and the Red Line. The CCD is on the Red Line, conveniently linking to downtown Dublin and Connolly and Heuston rail stations. Major Square and Spencer Dock are the closest stops. Switch between the Red and Green lines at Abbey Street / O’Connell – GPO / Marlborough stops.


Dublin is one of many European cities that offer bike sharing for its many visitors and residents. You will see bikes parked and ready to ride throughout Dublin.

Visit Dublin Bikes website for more information.

Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann (National Bus Service) operates bus routes throughout Ireland linking every major town & city in the country to Dublin. Bus Éireann routes below: East Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow South Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford West Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo North Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan.

The central Dublin bus station is called Busáras and is located on Store Street in Dublin 1. Busáras is just 5 minutes from The CCD on the Luas Red Line and is located beside Connolly railway station.

Visit the Bus Eireann website for more information.

Car Parking

The Convention Centre Dublin is just minutes away from Ireland’s M50 motorway network and Dublin’s Port Tunnel, making it easy to bring in supplies and equipment for your event. It is also next to the Samuel Beckett Bridge which spans the River Liffey, aiding access between the North and South of the city.

The CCD has its own underground car park, with over 2,000 spaces located in car parks nearby, as well as considerable on street ‘pay and display’ parking on North Wall Quay and adjoining roads.

Find out more about parking near The CCD

Walking to the RDS – Pedestrians

The CCD’s city centre location makes it quick and easy to reach by foot from your hotel or local accommodation. We encourage delegates to walk as it reduces your carbon footprint and is a great way to incorporate physical activity before and after your convention.

We suggest consulting Google Maps to assist you in finding the best walking route from your departure point to the