How to get to the city
Air Dublin is served by Aer Lingus, Ryanair , Aer Arann, and BA, all of whom have a number of direct flights from U.K. and European airports.
The Aircoach service departs every 10 minutes and costs from 10 euros single or 14 euros return. This will take you to a number of hotels on the south side of Dublin as well as the RDS. Tickets can be purchased when boarding
A taxi trip to the city centre will cost between 20 and 25 euros.
Sea If you arrive by ferry you will find yourself either in Dun Laoghaire (Stena Line) or Dublin Port (Irish Ferries) Dun Laoghaire would be the recommended option as the harbour is located beside a direct train link to the city which passes the Aviva Stadium and serves Ballsbridge where the RDS is located.
Rail: Dublin DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) operated from the City Centre to Ballsbridge. Travel southbound to Lansdowne or Sandymount stations; from there the RDS is about a 10 minutes’ walk.
Road Outside Trinity College, take Nassau Street (N11) for about 150 metres, and then turn right following the signposts for the R118. Follow this (also locally known as Mount Street) for approximately 2km.
The RDS Showgrounds will be on the right hand side.
Bus The RDS is served by a number of different buses operated by Dublin Bus.
Buses 4, 5, 7,7A, 8, 18 and 45 will take you to the Ballsbridge area.
Taxi A taxi from the city centre will cost around 10 euros.
However there may be traffic restrictions around the RDS on match days.
On Foot The RDS is about a 25-minute walk from the city centreo get to the stadium from Grafton Street, walk along Nassau Street and keep going straight, passing the Schoolhouse Bar and continuing into Ballsbridge.
After passing over the river Dodder, the entrance to the RDS is to the right on Angelsea Road.
Updated September 2015
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