Dublin International Airport is conveniently located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre, near the M50 and M1 motorways. You can get to the airport by bus, taxi, or car, and there are also services linking nearby train stations. The journey from Dublin Airport to Dublin city centre takes approximately 25 minutes by the AirCoach bus service http://www.aircoach.ie/ and current fares are €11.50 return. Taxi prices vary but expect to pay circa €25.00 for the same journey. The ‘MyTaxi’ App works well in the Dublin area. There is a 24hr (or 3 Day) Travel card known as the ‘Leap Visitor Card’ – details on this ticket type are available at: https://www.leapcard.ie/en/NavigationPages/VisitorCardPurchase.aspx
This ticket / card will give unlimited travel over your selected time period and allow travel anywhere in the city and suburbs of Dublin, on any public transport you choose. You can also use this card to travel to and from the Airport at the start and end of your trip without any additional charge.
There are multiple ferry services connecting Dublin and Ireland to the UK and France. For ferries, see AFerry (https://www.aferry.ie), Irish Ferries (https://www.irishferries.com/), Stena Ferries (https://www.stenaline.ie/) or Brittany Ferries
There are several car rental services available at Dublin Airport, and at Cork and Shannon Airports. Dublin is well served by an extensive motorway network from Cork Limerick, Galway and Belfast.
GPS Co-Ordinates for National College of Ireland: 53°20'56.75"N, 6°14'36.01"W.
A wide variety of accommodation is available in Dublin and many hotels are in walking distance of the National College of Ireland campus. If you choose a down-town hotel within walking distance of the campus, the closest hotels available include the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, 1 Custom House Quay, North Dock, the Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, and the Spencer
Hotel, Excise Walk, IFSC. Other equivalent hotels within walking distance include: the Maldron Hotel Dublin at Pearse Street; and the Trinity City Hotel also on Pearse Street
Details regarding local hotels can be found at the following links:
- The Gibson Hotel (https://www.thegibsonhotel.ie/)
- Spencer Hotel: (https://www.thespencerhotel.com/)
- Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane: (https://www.claytonhotelcardifflane.com/)
- Ripley Court Hotel (http://www.ripleycourt.com/)
There are also a number of excellent B&Bs and apartments (https://www.airbnb.ie) and Aparthotels (https://www.booking.com) close to NCI. Availability is often limited at this time of year so advance booking is recommended.