The east coast capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, is a vibrant waterside city celebrated for its beauty, historical buildings and lively nightlife. As a capital city, Dublin is well serviced by public transport and has two busy train stations, but plenty of the city can be explored by walking the cobbled streets or hopping on trams. The two train stations in Dublin are located in the center of town, close to bars, restaurants and many of the main attractions.
There are two main railway stations in Dublin – Dublin Connolly and Dublin Heuston. Dublin Connolly, located 10 minutes from the famous Temple Bar, is the busier of the two stations and connects Dublin to the east coast of Ireland and Sligo as well as services to Northern Ireland. Dublin Heuston links the capital with the south, southwest and west of Ireland and is just a short tram ride from the city center.
Dublin is connected to Rosslare Europort through intercity services, linking the city with ferries from Wales and France. The Luas Light Rail system provides transport around the city by tram and also covers the greater Dublin area. The Dublin Area Rapid Transport (DART) is an electric commuter railway network that links Dublin's suburban areas with the city – from Greystones and County Wicklow to Howth and Malahide. These Dublin train services run regularly from Dublin Connolly to the north and south.
Conveniently located in the center of the city, Dublin's two main train stations are close to some of the best attractions in the city and are in walking distance of many of the best pubs and restaurants. Regular bus services connect the city with Dublin Port, providing quick and direct transport to the capital for travelers from the UK. Dublin's main railway stations also allow excellent connections to many destinations around Ireland including Cork and Limerick, as well as Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Dublin has a history of natural Irish hospitality – from cozy Irish pubs with traditional music to a loud an exciting nightlife. If you want to relax, head down to Phoenix Park for a stroll through nature or take a train to the Dublin suburb Dalkey and watch thrill-seekers jump into the cold waters from large rocks, called the Forty Foot. When you are visiting Dublin, purchasing a Leap Visitor Card will allow unlimited transport in the city on many services for the duration of your stay.