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About Dublin

Time Zone

In Ireland, the standard time is GMT + 1. Daylight saving time, which moves one hour ahead, is observed from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October. To calculate the time difference with your citycity, click here.


In Dublin in early June the climate is generally mild around 15 °C / 59° F, some showers can occur as well as some warmer days.


The official language of the EGS Congress is English, interpretation service will not be provided.

Telephone and communications

The international dialing code from abroad is +353.
For international calls, dial 00 + national code + area code + personal number.
Mobile phone network coverage is available across Ireland.

Currency and bank services

The currency in Ireland is Euro.
Banks are usually open from Monday to Friday, generally from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ATMs (cash machines) work 24 hours a day. All banks close down at weekends and on public holidays.
There are plenty of currency exchange offices, banks and cash machines throughout the city.

Electricity – plugs and adapters

In Ireland the power plugs and sockets are of type G (three-prong outlet). The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.. A transformer and an adapter are necessary to use North American electrical appliances whose plugs have two square pins. Adapters are available in most hardware stores.

How to arrive

The capital of Ireland is situated in the easternmost part of the country, northwest of Europe. Its remote location in the European continent and the country’s orography makes the easiest way to get to the city by air or by sea.

The Dublin International Airport (IATA Code: DUB) is around 10km north of Dublin, located in Collinstown. It is one of the busiest in Europe, with hundreds of daily flights providing a huge range of options to get here. Direct flights are available from most major cities in the UK and continental Europe, several hubs in North America, and the Gulf cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Connecting hubs hook up with further flights from all over the world, providing for easy access to the Irish capital.

Dublin city center is connected with the airport via:

BUS: there is a wide range of operators connecting the airport to the city center. The Dublin Bus, Route 41, operates on a 24h basis. All nighttime services can be found here.
Info on more operators, booking and payment here.

TAXI: Passengers should follow taxi signage from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to the taxi ranks outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. A taxi dispatcher is available at both taxi ranks for any further information or assistance. Fares to and from the Airport range between 25-30 Euros.
More info can be found here.

Those travelling into Dublin from other counties and Northern Ireland will arrive at one of the three main stations in Central Dublin where you can catch long-distance, intercity trains. These are:

  • Connolly Station
    Main Intercity services: Belfast, Rosslare, Wexford and Sligo.
  • Heuston Station
    Main Intercity services: Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Galway, Mayo and Kerry.
  • Pearse Station
    Main Intercity services: Wexford and Rosslare.
    Information, tickets and timetables can be found here.

Ireland has an extensive network of public bus routes, making it super-easy to get from Northern Ireland and anywhere in the country to Dublin city centre. There is a range of public bus transport services, both private and state-owned, offering services on a number of routes.

  • Bus Éireann operates Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford city bus services and town services. It also operates commuter and intercity bus services throughout Ireland.
  • Dublin Coach provides local and Nationwide Commuter Bus Services serving Dublin Airport, Dublin City, Limerick, Ennis, Kildare, Newbridge, Naas, Portlaoise, Portarlington.
  • Wexford Bus services between Wexford and Dublin Airport & City, Wicklow and Dublin City & Airport, Wexford and Waterford, Wexford and Carlow and within county Wexford.

Dublin is considered a marquee destination for cruise lines and a popular call for passengers on cruise ship itineraries. The city is home to two ports, Dublin Port which is just 2kms from the city and Dún Laoghaire Harbour which lies 12kms south of the city center.

Getting Around

Public transportation

Dublin Bus is the main provider of short to medium distance bus journeys within the capital of Ireland.

Hours of operation vary by route, but depending on your stop, you can usually catch buses in Dublin as early as 5am and as late as 12am, with a frequency on core routes of around 5-15 minutes during rush hours (7am to 9 am and 5pm to 7pm).

Tickets prices vary from 1.70 Euros to 3 Euros each, depending on the zone.

More information can be found here.

Dublin Bus also operates the Nitelink, which offers twelve routes every Friday and Saturday night. The Nitelink service complements the 24-hour services (including Routes 15, 39a, 41, C1, C2, C5, C6, G1, G2 and the N4) which are in operation seven days a week across ten routes.

More info on the nighttime services can be found here.

Luas is Dublin’s light trail transit system and operates on two routes, the Green and the Red Lines, for around 39 kms around the city.

Hours of operation vary by route, but the service is usually active from 5.30am to 12am, with a frequency of 3-6 minutes during rush hours on the main lines.

Tickets prices vary from 1.70 Euros to 3 Euros each, depending on the zone.
More information can be found here.

There are around 13.000 taxis serving Dublin day and night and represent the best solution when the Nitelink bus is not active (night hours from Sunday to Thursday).

Taxis can be mainly found in O’Connell Street, College Green and St. Stephen’s Green.

The fare from and to the Dublin Airport is around 20-30 Euros, while fares within the city vary from 5 to 10 Euros. Taxi reservations made by sms, phone or e-mail cost 2 Euros, while the cost for each additional passenger is 1 Euro.

Some of the companies offering taxi services in Dublin are:

  • Castle Cabs (01 8319000)
  • Pony Cabs (01 6612233)
  • Speed Cabs (01 4750800)
  • Checkers Cabs (01 8343434)
  • City Cabs (01 8731122).

Tourist Cards

The Leap Visitor Card
The Leap Visitor Card is a convenient public transport ticket for tourists and visitors to Dublin. It offers unlimited travel for a selected time period on Dublin City Bus services (operated by Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland), Luas, DART and Commuter Rail, including tickets to and from the airport.

The following options are available:

  • 1 day (24 hours) – €8.00
  • 3 days (72 hours) – €16.00
  • 7 days (168 hours) – €32.00

More information can be found here.

City map and tourist guides

Dublin has a lot to offer when it comes to tourism and visiting. Use the following Digital Tourist Guide to start planning your stay clicking here.

My Dublin Map” is an interactive tool which will help you plan your visit and edit, update and print your personalized map.

You can use the pins associated to content throughout the site to build a bespoke My Dublin Map full of information about the city to help you make the most of your visit.

Start planning here.