Grand Canal Hotel is in Dublin City
In the centre of everything
The Grand Canal Hotel in Ballsbridge Dublin is conveniently close to the city centre and many of Dublin's main tourist attractions.
Dublin Transport connections:
- Airport - 12 km | 7.5 miles
- Train - The train station next to the Hotel is Grand Canal Dock. The two main stations in Dublin City are Connolly Station - 2.5 km | 1.55 miles and Heuston Station - 5 km | 3.11 miles
- Busaras - 3.2 km | 2 miles
- Dublin Port - 3.2 km | 2 miles
- Ferry Port (Dun Laoghaire) - 12.2 km | 7.6 miles
- Motorway (M50) - 9.6 km | 6 miles
Getting to the Grand Canal Hotel:
From the Airport:
Paddywagon Shuttle Bus – For only €4, you can get the Paddy Wagon Airport Shuttle Bus from the Airport to right outside the hotel. The bus journey is about 1 hour (8 stops en route). Payment can be made to the driver when getting on the bus. The shuttle bus also goes from the hotel to the airport & seats for this can be booked and paid for at reception.
From the Airport
Departure Times: 8am, 10am, 12pm noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm, 12am Midnight.
To the Airport
Departure Times: 4.50am, 6.50am, 8.50am, 10.50am, 12.50pm, 2.50pm, 4.50pm, 6.50pm, 8.50pm.
Aircoach: The Aircoach 702 service to Greystones will now service the Ballsbridge area. The bus does not stop directly outside the Hotel but it does stop around the corner on Northumberland Road. From here you can walk down the Canal to Upper Grand Canal Street (less than a 5 minute walk).
From the Airport:
Dublin Airport - (Terminal 1 - Arrivals Road)
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Dublin Airport - (T2 - Departures Road)
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To the Airport:
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Taxi - A taxi from Dublin Airport to Grand Canal Hotel will take approximately 20 minutes and will cost around €20 - €25 depending on the time of day and number of passengers.
From Connolly Station:
Train – Connolly Train Station is just 3 stops away from Grand Canal Dock Dart Station which is located just across the road from Grand Canal Hotel.
Taxi - A taxi from Connolly Station to the Grand Canal Hotel will only take about 5 minutes and will cost around €7 depending on time of day & number of passengers.
Walking- If you fancy getting a bit of fresh air and taking in a few sites on your way, you can walk from Connolly Station to Grand Canal Hotel. When you leave the main entrance of Connolly station walk straight to the quays and take a left. Walk for about 10 minutes until you get to Samuel Beckett Bridge. Walk across the bridge, take a left onto Sir John Rogerson Quay and then a right onto Cardiff Lane. Continue onto Macken Street and then take a left when you reach Grand Canal Street Lower.
Dublin bus – Get a 145 bus from outside Heuston Station to Kildare Street and walk to the hotel (10mins) or get another bus from Nassau street which is just next to Kildare street. There are numerous buses options from Nassau Street to the hotel - 4, 7, 8, 27x. Each of these will let you off around the corner from the hotel.
Luas – Get the Luas from Heuston Station to Connelly station and then get a dart from there to Grand Canal Dock Dart Station which is just across from the hotel and about 5 minutes from the Connolly Station.
Taxi - To get to the hotel directly from Heuston Station you can get a taxi which will cost you around €10-€15 depending on the time of day & number of passengers travelling.
Dublin Bus – To get a bus directly from O’Connell Street you can get the number 4, 7 or 8 bus to Mount Street Bridge. Take a left at the bridge, walk to the end of the road and take a right.
Train - Connolly Station is just a 5 minute walk from O’Connell Street. Turn onto Talbot St (half way down O’Connell Street) and walk all the way to the end until you see Connolly station in front of you. Take the train to Grand Canal Dock Dart Station (3 stops from Connolly Station).
Taxi - A taxi from O’Connell Street will take about 5 minutes and will cost in and around €7 depending on the time of day & the number of passengers.
Walking- To walk from O’Connell Street to Grand Canal Hotel will take about 25 minutes. Walk across O’Connell Bridge and down D’olier Street. Cross the road and take a left, then walk until you reach Pearse Street (Trinity College Gym will be at the corner and you will see Pearse Street Train station to your right). Turn right onto Pearse Street, walk to the end of the road and take a left. Continue walking straight up that road until you reach Grand Canal Hotel.
Dublin bus – At the bottom of Grafton turn right onto Nassau Street. From there you can get the 4, 7 or 8 bus to Mount Street Bridge. Take a left at the bridge, walk to the end of the road and take a right.
Taxi- A taxi will take about 5 minutes from Grafton Street and will cost in and around €6 depending on the time of day & the number of passengers
Walking- At the bottom of Grafton (facing trinity college) turn right onto Nassau Street and walk straight up past Merrion Square and on up to Mount Street bridge. Then take a left, walk to the end of the road and take a right. To walk from Grafton Street to the Grand Canal Hotel will take about 10-15 minutes.
GPS coordinates for the Grand Canal Hotel:
Distance From Grand Canal Hotel to each of the following Dublin Attractions:
- Royal Dublin Society (RDS) - 0.8 km | 0.5 miles
- Guinness Storehouse - 4.8 km | 3 miles
- Bord Gais Energy Theatre - 0.8km
- Aviva Stadium - 0.3 km
- Trinity College - 1.6 km | 1 mile
- 3Arena - 3.2 km | 2 miles
- Grafton Street - 1.6 km | 1 mile
- Temple Bar - 3.2 km | 2 miles
- Croke Park - 6.4 km | 4 miles
- Gaiety Theatre - 1.6 km
- IFSC - 2.4 km | 1.5 miles
- Convention Centre Dublin 0.8 km | 0.5 miles