How to get to the venue

Emissions offset and travel by train & ferry

We encourage all participants of the conference to investigate possibilities to travel to Dublin by train and ferry. Below are links that provide some information on options to travel to Dublin by train and ferry:

Should you decide to travel by air, you may wish to consider offsetting travel-related emissions through donations for solar, biomass, or energy-efficiency projects:

From the airport to the conference

Dublin Airport is approximately 7 km north of The Helix Conference Centre and only 12 km from Dublin city centre and is serviced by Air coach, Airlink and Dublin Bus among others.

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus – Option 1. Three-minute walk to Bus station Dublin Airport, Great Southern Hotel.

  • Bus no. 16 (direction Ballinteer) or no. 41 (direction Abbey St) – 11 min. (12 stops) → to Santry, Swords Road #1 Either walk for approx.15 min., 1.2 km to The Helix, or walk to bus station Whitehall, Glentow Estate (ca. 4 Min.), take bus no 44 to (direction DCU) – 3 min. (3 stops) → DCU, The Helix;. 1 min walk/40 m to The Helix.
  • Bus no. 41C (direction Abbey St) –10 Min. (12 stops) → to Santry, Swords Road #1; then walk for approx. 15 min., 1.2 km to The Helix

Bus Éireann

Coach no.109A (direction Kells) – Dublin Airport, DCU (Collins Ave (Stop #135021/#1646/#1644))

By taxi

The estimated taxi fare lies between 12 and 20. Estimated travel time: 13 min (no traffic) – 25 min (heavy traffic)

To plan your journey from Dublin airport to the city centre please have a look at the Dublin Airport website.

Public transport

DCU is serviced by the following buses, which stop outside the University at the Ballymun Road and Collins Avenue Extension entrances or near to the University, with stops on the Swords Road, Glasnevin Avenue and Collins Avenue West (all short walking distances to DCU).

  • 31D, 42D, 44, 70D, 104: stops at DCU Helix
  • 4, 9, 11, 13 and 109a (Kells), 126 (Naas): stops outside the University at Ballymun Road or Collins Avenue Extension entrances
  • 1, 16, 41, 41a,b,c, 33: stops on Swords Road, Glasnevin Avenue and Collins Avenue West (all short walking distances to DCU).
Detailed information on the public transport to/from the DCU is available at the DCU website.

Leap Visitor Card

The Leap Visitor Card is an integrated public transportation ticket for bus, rail, tram for visitors to Dublin. The card allows unlimited travel after first use for the chosen period (24 hours – 10, 72 hours – 19.50, or 168 hours – 40).Your chosen time period starts from the first time you use the card.

You can buy the Leap Visitor Card at Dublin Airport: T1 Arrivals (Bus & Travel Information Desk), T2 Arrivals (Spar and Discover Ireland Tourist Information Desk). In the city centre it is available at Dublin Bus (59 Upper O’Connell St.), Discover Ireland Centre (14 Upper O’Connell St.), and Visit Dublin Centre (25 Suffolk St.).