Getting to The North Star
North Star Hotel Dublin Location
GPS Location Information
Latitude (N) 53.3517424885732
Longitude (W) -6.24997615814209
(Don’t use a minus symbol – if your GPS sets by W.)
The hotel itself does not have a car-park. The closest car parking station would be Connolly Station which is just a couple of minutes from the hotel. The fees for 24 hour car parking are approximately €9 per day. Please see attached information on local car parks
From Dublin Airport
A Taxi from the airport should cost approximately €30. Approximate driving time to hotel is 25 minutes and distance is 13 kilometers.
Several busses go to the city centre. Recommended are the Airlink 747 and 757 (Adult Single €7.00, Return €12.00 / Child Single €3.00, Return €5.00) Airlink tickets can be bought in the airport at the Bus and Rail information desk, the Dublin Tourism information desk, or on the bus. (See Rambler tickets at Getting Around) Regular busses 41 and 41B (Single aprox. €3.00) direction City Centre are reasonably direct but take longer due to more stops, and the stop for the hotel is around an eight minute walk away. Other busses go to the city centre, but these may take much longer due to their routes and are not advisable.
Dublin Airport has no rail services.
- Return Shuttle service (€9.00)*subject to availability
Connolly station is located directly opposite the hotel. It serves amongst other connections with Sligo, Belfast and Wexford/Rosslare. Heuston station is the second train station for the rest of Ireland and has direct connections with Connolly Station by LUAS, bus, or taxi.
· Irish Rail Long distance train service.
· DART Dublin Area Rapid Transit, a suburban railway.
· LUAS A modern light rail transit system comparable to a tram or above-ground metro.
From the Boat/Ferry
Ferries to Dublin arrive at Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire Port. Dublin Port is a 3 minute drive from The North Star Hotel and city centre. Dun Laoghaire arrivals can take the DART, bus or taxi into town.
From Busaras Bus Station
Busaras Station, just a two minute walk from the hotel is where most, if not all, provincial bus services from Dublin depart/arrive.
Getting Around Dublin
Many of Dublin’s sights and sounds are in, or close by, the city centre. As everyone is different in their mobility we can only say that some visitors do walk most of it. Tourist maps showing Dublin city centre can be misguiding with respect to the distance, you won’t have to go far... Some destinations just outside the city centre, such as the Guinness Storehouse, may warrant a taxi or bus.
A Taxi rank is located directly opposite the hotel at Connolly Station. From the North Star Hotel one can get easily to North or South Dublin destinations. Taxis have meters and upon request they will give you a receipt. Only a few taxis can accept credit or debit card payments, check before getting in.