Even if you’ve brought your car on the ferry to Dublin, you’ll probably end up using the extensive public transport network at some point during your stay. Locals and visitors alike use the train (DART,) the tram (the Luas,) and Dublin Bus to get most places within the city. Each has their own app with updated timetables, downloadable. from both Apple and Android app stores. This way, the city is navigable and accessible to even the most “directionally challenged” among us!
Most locals use a Leap Card, a prepaid card that you simply tap on a small terminal at the stop or on the bus. Each costs €5, and then you can load as much money on it as you’d like! Most Spar and Centra shops will have these for sale. If you’re only staying for a weekend, however, a Leap Visitor Card may be suitable. For just one flat fee, you can take advantage of unlimited travel on Dublin Bus, Airlink, Luas, DART, Commuter Rail, and Go-Ahead Ireland transport systems. Leap Visitor Cards are available for 24, 72, and 7-day increments.