All South Tipperary line trains have a connection to/from Dublin (Heuston) at Limerick Junction. The change is very easy – just across a platform (no footbridge involved). The trains are timetabled to interconnect and will wait for each other if required. The designated connections are shown in the timetable (link to Irish Rail website).
is also a once a day each way opportunity to connect with the Kilkenny/Carlow/Kildare/Dublin
line train at Waterford. However this entails a wait of 1 hour to 1 h 30 at
Waterford. The Railway Kiosk in Waterford Plunkett station provides a selection
of hot drinks and food.
At Dublin Heuston the departures screen shows the onward South Tipperary line connections.
Heuston station has a wide range of facilities both catering and retail.
Onward travel from Heuston station
A wide range of onward public transport connections are available:
LUAS:the LUAS red line stops at the front of the station. Key destinations are: Connolly station: catch any tram bound for Connolly. Alternatively catch a tram bound for the The Point and alight at Busáras (Connolly station is a 3 minute walk). The LUAS journey from Heuston to Busáras/Connolly takes approximately fifteen minutes. Busáras: catch any tram bound for Connolly or The Point.
City centre: catch any tram bound for Connolly or The
Point. Alight at Jervis or Abbey Street. Jervis is the closest stop for part of
the main shopping area. Abbey Street is the closest stop for O’Connell Street.
Other destinations which are served include Tallaght
(Tallaght tram), Citywest (Saggart tram) and The Point (The Point tram). Note:
The Point terminus stop is adjacent to The 3Arena.
Airlink:Dublin Bus route 747 provides a frequent service to/from Dublin Airport. The bus stop is located at the front of the station.
Local buses: Dublin Bus route 145 (destination Ballywaltrim) operates frequently from the front of the station. The route has several stops in the city centre (e.g. Bachelors Walk, D’Olier Street, Nassau Street, St. Stephen’s Green) before continuing to the south suburbs (e.g. Donnybrook, Stillorgan).
Onward bus and LUAS tram services at Heuston.
Other bus services may be availed of from nearby stops on St. John’s Road West and Parkgate Street. Information displays in the concourse of Heuston station show the exact locations of these stops and details of routes.
Hop on, hop off (HOHO) sightseeing buses:
Dublin Bus sightseeing bus at Trinity College
Hop on hop off sightseeing bus tours of Dublin city may
be joined/left at Heuston station. The stop is outside
Heuston Station (St. John’s Road West side).
Taxis: the taxi rank can be found adjacent to the St. John’s Road West entrance/exit– leave the station via the booking hall.
Dublin Ferryport Terminal 1
Irish Ferries to Holyhead:
For Irish Ferries sailings to Holyhead catch a Dublin Bus route 145 from the front of Heuston to D'Olier Street and then cross to Westmoreland Street (approximately two minutes walk). Please refer to the Irish Ferries website for the current bus timetable operated my Morton's Coaches from Westmoreland Street to the port and the sailing schedule. Sailings arriving at Dublin Ferryport from Holyhead are also met by a connecting bus which conveys passengers to Connolly Station and Westmoreland Street.
Dublin Ferryport Terminal 2 – Stena Line to Holyhead:
For the 15.10 hrs sailing to Holyhead – catch a Dublin Bus route 145 to D'Olier Street and then cross to Westmoreland Street (approximately two minutes walk). Catch the 14.00hrs Morton's Coaches service which stops right outside Terminal 2.
The 02.30 sailing from Holyhead arriving in Dublin at 05.45 has a connecting Morton’s Coaches service to Heuston station.
Dublin Ferryport Terminal 1 - Isle of Man Steam Packet Company to Douglas, Isle of Man:
Sailings to the Isle of Man also depart from Terminal 1. From Heuston catch a LUAS tram to Busáras. Then catch Dublin Bus route 53 to Dublin Ferryport.
The last route 53 bus departs Talbot Street at 19.00hrs . For night sailings to the Isle of Man a taxi is suggested.
Route 53 on Amiens Street en route to the port
Dublin Bus route 53:
Dublin Bus route 53 operates hourly throughout the day to Dublin Ferryport and stops right outside Terminal 1. The journey time is approximately 23 minutes.
Route 53 stops at the bus stop located outside Busáras on the main road (stop number 496 with the railings of the bus station yard behind it). However the terminus bus stop in Talbot Street is only a three minute walk from Busáras LUAS stop.
Fare: The current adult single fare from Talbot Street/Busáras to Dublin Ferryport (or vice versa) is €2.00 cash or €1.50 if using a Leap Card.
Dún Laoghaire - Holyhead ferry route: in February, 2015 Stena Line announced that their longstanding route between Dún Laoghaire and Holyhead would not resume in 2015 and was being permanently discontinued. The last sailings operated in September 2014. In March 2015 Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company announced that it had received seven expressions of interest for a replacement service. Any replacement service would likely not commence until 2016.
The Leap Card smart card offers savings over the cash fare and is useful for users of public transport in the Dublin area (viewed on a desktop computer the smart card is shown approximately at its actual size).
Date of last update:19th March, 2017: minor edits/updates.