Local Information

Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, is built on the River Liffey and is also situated beside the sea, yet close to both the countryside and mountains. A city of fine Georgian buildings, Dublin has been influenced by its Danish, Norman and English antecedents. It has excellent stores and shops, museums, antique shops and a range of pubs and restaurants. Among the goods for which Ireland is particularly well known are tweed, knitwear, linen, glass, lace and silverware.
Dublin is easily accessible from the UK, Continental Europe and the east and west coast of the USA. There are more than 36 scheduled airlines flying into Dublin Airport, which is located 12 km from the city centre. A map of the city centre is available here

Access from Dublin Airport to Dublin City
There are a number of private and public bus services that operate from outside the airport arrivals terminal:

Aircoach, a privately run bus service, operates between the airport and a number of city hotels and locations. Costs for a single ticket are Euro 6,- and it will take about 30 min to get into town. For more information and tickets please visit http://www.aircoach.ie/

Dublin Bus offers the following connections between the airport and the city centre:

Bus 747 - 'Airlink' bus, operated by Dublin Bus, will bring you directly from the airport to the city centre. Costs are Euro 6.00 (single) and it will take about 30 min to get into town. 
Download here the Airlink Bus map

Bus 16 - from the airport to city centre, costs are approx. Euro 3.05
Bus 41 - from the airport to city centre, costs are approx. Euro 3.05
It will take about 45 min-1h depending on the traffic. 

Please note that for all city buses, the exact fare is needed - the bus drivers will not provide change back.

For detailed information please visit http://www.dublinbus.ie/ 
Download here the Dublin Bus city centre map 

From Dublin Airport - By Taxi
Taxis are available from the forecourts directly outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Passengers should follow Taxi signage to the designated taxi ranks. A taxi dispatcher is available at either taxi rank if you require any further information or assistance. It will take about 20-30 min to the city centre and it will cost around 20-25 euro.
Ireland enjoys a temperate climate with mild winters and relatively cool summers. Mean daily temperature in June will be up to 18 C. Dublin enjoys reasonable sunshine and rain belts reaching the east coast are frequently light and generally clear quickly. However, it is always wise when travelling to Ireland to pack a rain mac or umbrella.
Electricity in Ireland is supplied at standard European voltage, 230V 50Hz but the plugs used are not the same as continental Europe. Ireland uses IS401 (BS1363) plugs which are identical to those used in the United Kingdom.
Visitors from Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China and other countries using 230V 50Hz simply require plug-adaptors. These are available in Ireland at airports, department stores, electrical shops, supermarkets and often in larger pharamcies. 
North American, Japanese and other visitors from countries using 110 volt supplies need to purchase voltage adaptors, or ensure that their equipment can be used on 230V 50Hz.


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