Airport Transfer & Local Busing Information

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How to get to the DCU Helix Conference Center:

From the Dublin International Airport

The Dublin Airport is only 7 kilometers north of The Helix Conference Center. Here you will find multiple transportation options.

Dublin Bus
You can find the Dublin Bus Station in front of Terminal 1. It is roughly a three minute walk.

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

Bus Éireann
Look for Coach number109A, in the direction of Kells – Dublin Airport, DCU (Collins Ave (Stop #135021/#1646/#1644))

By taxi
Taxis can be found outside of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Taxi fare to the Helix Conference Center will cost approximately €12 to €20, with a travel time of 13-25 minutes.

From the city center:

Bus Routes:

Please be aware that there are several different bus stops around the DCU campus, serving different bus routes. These routes include 4, 9, 11, 13 and 44. Route 44 stops directly at the entrance to the Helix. This route runs every 20-40 minutes.

Detailed information on the public transport to/from the DCU is available on the DCU website.

Time tables
The following site lists all time tables: https://www.dublinbus.ie/DublinBus-Mobile/Timetables/

Real time departures
For real time departures visit: dublinbus.ie (you can search by bus stop, bus number or address of the departure location)

Mobile app to get departure times
Dublin bus mobile app - iPhone
Dublin bus mobile app - Android (this is not an "official Dublin bus" app, but I never got that one to work... this one was usable, but doesn't show realtime bus tracking)
Journey Planner mobile app
Moovit - This is a guide to public transportation

Bus tickets
You can purchase a Dublin Bus ticket from the bus drivers, and the price varies based on the number of stops. You must have exact cash, as no change is given.  Tell the driver the stop you will be getting off at (the street/stop name, not the number) and they will tell you how much to pay. Most trips will be €1.20-€3.00.

Transportation by Taxi:

Before getting a taxi, check for an estimate of the cost of your journey here: https://www.transportforireland.ie/taxi/taxi-fare-estimator/

From the city center you can hail a taxi directly or use Mytaxi to hail or prebook your ride. Mytaxi is the most used taxi app in Dublin - Mytaxi has both iPhone and Android mobile apps. 

Local Taxi Company  -   Ireland by Taxi offers online booking or you can call them directly at +353 83 4512327.