vmsg 2016 - Trinity College Dublin

Getting Here

VMSG 2016 takes place at Trinity College, located in College Green in the heart of Dublin.  Getting to Trinity is easy, whether you arrive by plane, ferry, train or bus.

Arriving by plane

From Dublin airport (10 km away), the easiest way to get city centre is to take the air coach (http://aircoach.ie) or Airlink Express bus 747.

The Aircoach runs from outside terminals 1 and 2 to Trinity College / Grafton Street. Bus number 700 departs every 15 mins and is heading to either the City Centre or Leopardstown/Sandyford. Tickets can be purchased online, at the airport, or on the bus, and are €7 single (€12 return), less a 10% discount if booked online.

The Airlink Express also leaves from outside terminals 1 and 2 and goes to Trinity College (Bus Stop No. 4521, College Green), a single ticket is €6 (€10 return) and can be bought online here.

A cheaper alternative to take a bus, Dublin Buses 16, 16TT and 41 go to the City Centre, a single ticket is €3.30 (exact fare only).

Arriving by Ferry  

Stena Lines and Irish Ferries operate services from the UK (Holyhead and Liverpool) to Dublin Port. From the Ferry Terminal take bus 53 (hourly) towards Talbot Street, then cross over the bridge to Trinity College. A single bus ticket is €1.95.

Arriving from within Ireland

Please refer to the college website for information on arriving by bus, train and road.

Travelling within Dublin

The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) runs along the coast from Malahide or Howth in the north of Dublin soutwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow. The closest station to Trinity College is Pearce Station at the western edge of college, while Tara Station quite close to the south side of college.

The LUAS (Dublin light tram system) may be useful if you plan to stay in the suburbs. The LUAS has two lines that connect suburban Dublin to the city centre. The red line runs to the east as far as Saggart and Tallaght, while the green line runs to the south east to Cherrywood.

The bus system in Ireland is quite efficient for travelling to places not served by train or tram.  Bus Eireann is not the most user-friendly site, but with perserverance you can get the information you need.

Finally, driving in Dublin is not for the faint of heart and you will want a good map as well as a co-pilot.  If you do arrive by car, the area around the Main Gate (east side) of Trinity has several expensive carparks.