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Useful information about the flight from London Gatwick to Dublin
Dublin, an exciting riverside capital
Dublin is a visit anytime destination with a rich history, and lively nightlife, shopping, cafes, restaurants and buskers.
Festivals and holidays are a good time to visit
Travel to Dublin at any time, the climate is generally mild and can be wet. Visit Dublin for holidays and festivals for extra fun. Wear green on St. Patrick's Day which is celebrated on 17th March. Dublin Theatre Festival and the Dublin Fringe Festival are both held in September.
Pre-travel information and tips
The main tourist office in St. Andrew's church is the ideal place to become orientated with the city. Dublin is considered to be an expensive city but is still a lot cheaper than London. An inexpensive meal can be bought for about 10 euros. The National museums have free admission. Dublin has the same time zone as the UK, IST (UTC/GMT +1 h).
Local information on arrival, transport and accommodation
Dublin Airport is located approximately 10 km north of Dublin city. An Aircoach express bus leaves the airport every 15 minutes and costs around 9 euros for a single journey. A return ticket costs 15 euros and the journey time is about 30 minutes. This bus service also serves Cork, Belfast and other towns. The Airlink 747 bus goes from the airport to Dublin Connolly Railway Station and Heuston Railway Station, the cost is approximately 6 euros for a single journey and about 10 euros for a return. The Airlink is faster than the Aircoach as it goes via Dublin Port Tunnel. Local buses 16, 41 and 102 also serve central Dublin.
Rated hotels in tourist areas are expensive. Hostels with a bed in a shared dormitory cost from around 12 euros. Bed and breakfast accommodation runs at about 45 euros per person and a three star hotel costs on average about 80 euros per person per night. in Dublin are accessible and can be easily reached on foot.
The Public Transport system is extensive and has a bus and tram network A single ticket costs around 2.20 euros and for a longer journey in the city covering 1 to 3 stops the cost is 1.50 euros.
The Leap card is rechargeable and is good for use on Dublin buses and commuter trains. Save 10-18% by using a Leap card. A card costs around 10 euros. Taxi fares are slightly higher than in London. City centre taxi fares range between 6 euros and 10 euros.