Getting Around

Last updated on 16 August 2022

Dublin Port is centrally located, only minutes from Dublin city centre by car. Buses and taxis provide a regular service from the port to the city and beyond.  The Luas Red Line tram stop at The Point is located opposite the entrance to Dublin Port on East Wall Road. 

Internal traffic management measures to keep traffic flowing through Dublin Port in advance of the introduction of new border controls were introduced in December 2020.  The improvements and changes are detailed here: Six Key Messages for Hauliers

For more information on Brexit and Dublin Port see HERE.

Terminal 1

Terminal 2

Terminal 3

Terminal 4 North

Terminal 5

Terminal 7

Terminal 9

Terminal 10

Terminal 11

By Carcar

Dublin Port is situated 2.7km from the centre of Ireland’s vibrant capital city. Access by car can be made via East Wall Road, North Wall Quay or the Thomas Clarke Bridge. View and plan your route to Dublin Port HERE

Dublin Tunnel is situated on the perimeter of the Port estate & provides quick access to the M50 & M1 motorways, the main routes to the North and South of the country.  Dublin Tunnel is operated by Transport Infrastructure Ireland, to view toll information click HERE

By BUSbus

Dublin Bus Service

Dublin Port is served by Dublin Bus route 53 which operates from Talbot St. to Irish Ferries at Terminal 1 located on Terminal Road South. View the Dublin Bus route planner HERE


Stena Line Terminal 2 – Bus Service To/From Dublin City

Service Valid from 1 November 2021

Stena Line operates a private bus service daily from/to Terminal 2 to/from Connolly Station, Dublin 1.

(Stop 135121 on Amiens Street just past Connolly Luas Stop – red line)


Depart 06:15 06:50
Depart 13:00 13:30
Depart 18:45 19:20




  • Tickets may be pre-purchased when making your booking online with Stena Line or also purchased at the Holyhead & Dublin Travel Centres and Guest Services desk onboard.
  • Bus does not operate for 20:30 arrival from Holyhead nor 02:15 departure from Dublin.
  • *Fare €3 if purchased on or from Dublin Travel Centre, £3 if purchased on, Holyhead Travel Centre or Guest Services Desk onboard, Tickets must be pre-purchased as not available on the bus.

By LUASluas

The Luas Red Line tram stop at The Point operates 7 days a week and is located opposite the entrance to Dublin Port on East Wall Road. Take the Luas to The Point and the entrance to the Dublin Port estate is a 7 minute walk (550m). 

Walking times from The Point to Dublin Port’s passenger terminals varies:

  • TERMINAL 1 – IRISH FERRIES –  46 min walk (3.7km)
  • TERMINAL 2 – STENA LINE – 39 min walk (3.2km)
  • TERMINAL 3 – P&O FERRIES – 9 min walk (750m)
  • TERMINAL 4 NORTH –  8 min walk (650m) 
  • TERMINAL 5 – SEATRUCK FERRIES – 37 min walk (3.0km)

The Luas trams operate every 4 – 12 minutes during Peak times and 10 – 15 minutes Off Peak. View timings and stops HERE

Car Parkingparking

General Car Parking is available at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2:

  • Short Term parking is on a pay & display basis at €2.00 per hour and a minimum charge of €1.00.
  • Long Term parking is also available on a pay & display basis. Rates are €9.00 per day or part thereof and €50.00 per week (seven days).

Pay and display parking machines accept both coin and card payment options.

The machines do not accept notes but there is a change machine located inside the Terminal 1 building.



There are a number of passenger, freight, and border inspection Terminals in Dublin Port:

Terminal 1 
N53 20 45/W6 11 39

Irish Ferries 

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company 

Terminal 3

Terminal 2
N53 21 1 /W6 11 53

Stena Line

Terminal 3

Terminal 3
N53 20 51/W6 13 39

P&O Ferries

Terminal 4


Terminal 4 North

N53 21 06.5/W6 13 23.1

RoRo Trailer Parking



Terminal 5

N53 20 53/W6 11 34

Seatruck Ferries


Terminal 7

N53 21 12/W6 12 33

Customs – Transit, Seal/Documentation check Facility


Terminal 9 

N53 21 08.3/W6 11 49

State Services Inspection Terminal 

Terminal 10 

N53 21 10.92/W6 12 58.33

State Services Inspection Terminal

Terminal 11

N53 21 21/ W6 12 58

Customs – Parking Facility


Travelling to Ireland during the COVID-19 Pandemic | Dublin Port

New advice and rules for international travel have come into effect from the 6th March by the Government of Ireland.

  • From Sunday 6 March 2022, travellers to Ireland are not required to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative PCR test result upon arrival.
  • From Sunday 6 March 2022, travellers to Ireland are no longer asked to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.

Passengers travelling to Northern Ireland

Passengers travelling overseas from Ireland

Please note: This includes those arriving from Great Britain.

  • While all travel requirements to enter Ireland have been removed, other EU and non-EU countries may still require travellers to hold either:
    • proof of vaccination
    • proof of recovery, or
    • a negative test result

Following changes to EU rules from 1 February 2022:


Vaccine certificates for the primary vaccination series are not accepted for travel if more than 270 days have passed since the final dose in the primary vaccine series. Persons travelling with only a vaccination certificate showing their primary series must ensure that it is still in the acceptable date range

Vaccine certificates based on booster/additional doses are not time-limited and persons travelling with this additional document are not subject to the 270 days of acceptance period

Please review the travel restriction in place for each EU country. Details can be found on DFA Travel Advisory or Re-Open EU.


For more information, please see below Government support information: 

  • Government of Ireland – CLICK HERE 
  • Dublin Airport – CLICK HERE