Dublin Port travel options

Getting the bus to Dublin Port

Although there is a tram stop near Dublin Port (The Point), it is a considerable distance from the terminal buildings. So the best way to get to Dublin Port via public transport is usually by bus.

There are two main options available to you, depending on the ferry company you are travelling with.

53 bus route

You can catch the Dublin Bus 53 route to and from Dublin Port.

  • You can travel on this bus to Terminal 1 (Irish Ferries and Steam Packet Company), Terminal 2 (Stena Line) and Terminal 5 (Seatruck).

  • When travelling from the City Centre, the bus departs from Talbot Street, via Connolly Station to Dublin Port. You can view the full route on the Moovit site.

  • Buses run hourly, Monday to Saturday from around 7am to 7pm (the Sunday service is less frequent). The journey time is approximately 15-25 minutes depending on traffic. For the latest departures and travel updates, use one of the Dublin journey planners provided by Transport for Ireland and Moovit.

Dublin Port shuttle bus

A shuttle bus service to and from Dublin Port is also available for all Irish Ferries and most Stena Line services. This is operated by a company called Morton’s Coaches.

  • When travelling from Dublin Port, the shuttle bus service picks up from both the Irish Ferries and Stena Line terminals and drops passengers off at Connolly Station, Westmoreland Street and Heuston Station, providing easy connections with trains and trams.

  • The shuttle bus connects with all Irish Ferries departures and arrivals, but doesn’t meet all Stena Line ones. Please check the Irish Ferries website and the Stena Line website for the relevant timetables.

  • If travelling to Dublin Port, the only pickup point for the shuttle bus is Westmoreland Street. Look for the Morton’s Coaches bus stop on this street.

Taxis to and from Dublin Port

For some passengers, travelling by taxi to Dublin Port will prove the easier option (and possibly the only option for some Stena Line ferry services!). You’ll find taxi ranks in many locations across Central Dublin where you can hail a cab. A full list of ranks is available on the Dublin City Council website.

There are also taxi ranks outside the main terminals in Dublin Port. If for any reason you can’t catch a taxi from the port, you can call one — some numbers below:

  • Dublin Dial a Cab: +353 (0)1 80 80 800

  • NCR: +353 (0)1 6772222