Getting There

From Main Train Lines
There are two main train stations in Dublin: Connolly & Heuston. 

You can connect to the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) directly from Connolly station to Ballsbridge (Sandymount DART Station). 

You can connect to the Luas directly at Heuston station and transfer to the DART at Connolly station to Ballsbridge (Sandymount DART Station). 

From Local Train Lines
Located in close proximity to the RDS is the DART line. The closest DART station to the RDS is Sandymount.

Bus
The RDS is serviced by bus routes number 4, 7, 5 and 45, which stop outside the Main Hall Entrance to the RDS on the Merrion Road. These bus services can be availed of on Nassau Street outside Trinity College.

From the Airport
The RDS is only 16km from Dublin International Airport. An Aircoach to Ballsbridge runs from outside the Airport every 15 minutes with bus stops outside the Main Hall entrance to the RDS and Bewleys Hotel on Simmonscourt Road. The journey costs €14 return and takes approximately 30-45 minutes depending on traffic. 

Helpful websites
Irish Rail (including DART) - www.irishrail.ie
Dublin Bus - www.dublinbus.ie
Dublin Airport - www.dublinairport.com