Getting Around Dublin

Getting Around Dublin

Hotel Directions: Dublin Airport


The Aircoach 702 and 703 offer services to and from Dublin Airport to the city centre and South Dublin on a 24-hour basis.  Its city centre service stops at most of the major hotels and key locations across Dublin.  The closest pick up and drop off stop to the Grand Canal Hotel is located at the Schoolhouse Hotel on Northumberland Road, less than a 5 minute walk from us.  Tickets for the Aircoach can be purchased direct from their website or from their ticketbooth located at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus offers routes 16, 41 and 102 from Dublin Airport to the City Centre.  A Leap Card can be used for this service or tickets can be purchased from your bus driver, however please note, they do not except euro notes or credit/debit cards, it is euro coins only.  For timetables, visit their website.

Arlink Express

The Airlink Express services will bring you direct to the IFSC, Dublin City Centre, Gardiner Street, College Green & Temple Bar, Heuston & Connolly rail stations, St. Stephen’s Green, and Merrion Square.  For tickets, visit their website.

By Taxi

A taxi from Dublin Airport to the Grand Canal Hotel will take approximately 25 minutes depending on the time of day and current traffic level.  Taxis are available outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of the airport.  If you need a taxi to take you to the Airport from the Grand Canal Hotel please pre book one with reception during your visit.

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Hotel Directions: Rail

The Grand Canal Dock Dart Station is located a short 2-minute walk from the hotel, giving you very easy access to all areas of Dublin as well as the rest of Ireland.  The main Dublin train stations is Connolly TrainStation which is only  3 stops from Grand Canal Dock and operates many local and national routes. 

For further rail information, please phone +353 (01) 836 6222 or visit

The easiest way to get here from Heuston Station is by taking the Luas Red Line (light rail) from Heuston Station to Connolly Station.  From there  you can hop on a southbound Dart to Grand Canal Dock Station.  Heuston Station is also being served by Dublin Bus route number #145 which can be taken to and from Kildare Street located only a 10-minute walk from the Grand Canal Hotel. 

For Dublin Bus routes information please visit or call +353 (01) 873 4222. For Luas information please visit


Grand Canal Hotel offers secure car parking to hotel residents, which is operated on a first-come-first-served basis.  The car park is complimentary up until 1pm on the day of check out for all guests who book their stay directly with the hotel.   A car parking charge applies to bookings made on third party websites such as and Expedia.

If the car park is full, there is on street parking available on the street of the hotel (pay and display).  For more information on parking, including where to charge electric vehicles, click here.



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