Info 2016

Congratulations on choosing Dublin for your New Year’s celebrations.

We hope you’ll enjoy our three day action packed festival programme but with so much to do and see around the city you’ll probably need to use our transport systems to get out and about.

Over the festive period there will be lots of changes to the various transport networks so for the most up to date information we recommend that you go directly to the individual websites that we have listed below.

Here’s an overview of the transport options on offer.

If you are here for a few days then for the best value across bus and rail options is the Leap Visitor Card. CLICK HERE for more details.

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus provides the capital and the suburbs with an extensive public bus network.  For quick and efficient traveling around the city you must have the exact fare, so it’s advisable to carry some change with you. CLICK HERE all the New Year Arrangements

The Luas

The Luas Tram System will get you in, out and about in the city. There are two tram lines. The Green line runs on the South Side of the city. The Red line serves the North side. Late night Luas services will operate on 31st December.  CLICK HERE  for more information.

Irish Rail

Irish Rail provides rail services in and out of the city. The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is Dublin’s electric rail system it’s a quick and easy way to get around. It runs along the coast of the Irish Sea from Malahide or Howth in north County Dublin southwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow. CLICK HERE for all Dart services.

Dublin Bikes

Dublin Bike Hire is a fast and efficient way of making your way around the city centre. If you’re here for the festivities we’d recommend the 3 day ticket that can be purchased from any of the credit card terminals for just €5. You’ll find Bike stations are located in close proximity to each other so that you’re never too far to rent or return a bike. CLICK HERE for all the information you require.


Taxi you can hail a licensed taxi at a taxi rank or on the street. A licensed taxi must display a yellow TAXI display panel on the top of the car’s roof. The initial charge when you hail a Dublin taxi is €4.10 and includes the first kilometre. ALL taxis are metered for your comfort and safety.


Driving Please note that road closures/diversions are in place around St. Stephen’s Green and Eden Quay. CLICK HERE for full details

Parking Q-Park are offering event goers up to 40% off parking at Q-Park Stephen’s Green (Dublin 2) and Q-Park Clerys (Dublin 1) throughout the weekend of events.
Click here for details of the exclusive discounted offer.

To help you plan your travelling around the city download the official transport Transport for Ireland Journey Planner  it will give you an overview  of all Dublin’s transport options including walking routes. CLICK HERE

Wishing you very enjoyable New Year celebrations from all on the New Year’s Festival Team.