Dublin, Ireland
16 - 20 May 2015

TravelTravel

Dublin is a very accessible city with over 100 daily flights, and frequent ferry services. The Luas light-rail transit service and extensive transport infrastructure makes travel in Dubin easy. Please see below or visit the following website for further information: http://www.visitdublin.com/Travel

 

SAVE UP TO 20% ON TRAVEL

WITH THE STAR ALLIANCE™ NETWORK

The Star Alliance™ member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for the ECE 2015.

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please use the dedicated online booking tool

Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this event are:

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS International Air Lines, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.

The event code for ECE 2015 is SK02A65

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

When making your travel plans please be able to present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance for the Congress.

Special procedures to be followed for travel to/from Japan. Discounts may be offered by the participating airlines on their own network. To obtain these discounts please contact the respective carriers’ booking office. Contact details can be found on www.staralliance.com/conventionsplus/delegates under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts”. Please quote the event code ENTER EVENT CODE for ticket reservation.

 

Travelling to Dublin

Rail

The CCD is less than ten minutes walk from Dublin’s two mainline railway stations (Connolly and Heuston) which serve all the major towns and cities in Ireland.

Irish Rail is the state-owned company responsible for operating rail services in Ireland, providing rail links between Ireland's main towns and cities. The Dart and The Luas are light rail networks which provide transport within the Dublin City and Suburban areas.

The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is the rail line running along the coast of Dublin. You can connect to the regular train service for towns north of Dublin, right up to Belfast. Pearse Street and Tara Street DART stations are both located about ten minutes walk from The CCD.
For more information please visit http://www.irishrail.ie/home/
 

Plane/flights
The airport is conveniently located 10km north of Dublin city centre, with excellent roads links to The CCD, only 20 minutes away via the Port Tunnel, which brings visitors directly into the Spencer Dock area. Taxis, bus and car hire services are also available at the airport for your journey to The CCD.
For more information please visit http://www.dublinairport.com/home.aspx

Travel from the Airport to the Congress Centre
Aircoach and 747 Bus

If travelling to and from Dublin Airport to the CCD, the 747 and Aircoach bus transfer from the Airport brings you to BUSARAS (central bus station) which is 3 stops form Spencer Dock, the closest red Luas stop to CCD.
There is a taxi rank directly outside the Arrivals Hall in Dublin Airport. Taxis into the city centre can cost approximately €25.
For more information please visit www.aircoach.ie or http://www.dublinbus.ie/

Sea
Dublin Port is only ten minutes from The CCD, and has frequent ferry services to the UK and mainland Europe for both passengers and freight. Its close proximity and has direct road links to The CCD.
For more information please visit
www.irishferries.com
www.stenaline.co.uk
www.norfolkine.com
www.directferries.ie
 

How to get to The CCD

PLEASE NOTE: Travel passes will NOT be provided as part of your congress registration. Dublin is a walkable city, and the congress centre is approximately a 20 minute walk.
 
LUAS - Rail
The Luas Red Line runs directly behind The CCD, conveniently linking to downtown Dublin and to Connolly and Heuston rail stations. The closest stops to CCD are George's Dock, Mayor Square and Spencer Dock.
For more information please visit http://www.luas.ie/


Car/driving
The CCD is easily accessible by road, given its city centre location and proximity to Ireland’s motorway network. It is only minutes from the Dublin Port Tunnel with connections to the upgraded M50 motorway and Dublin Airport. It is also next to the new Samuel Beckett Bridge which spans the River Liffey, aiding access between the North and South of the city. The CCD has its own underground car park, and there are 1,600 spaces nearby in local car parks, as well as considerable on street ‘pay and display’ parking on North Wall Quay and adjoining roads.
If you are using a satellite navigation system, please enter the coordinates:
N 53 20 51.5
W 6 14 24.6
Loc8 Code is NN6-16-S23

Traffic information and updates
AA Roadwatch provides regular updates on traffic and weather conditions on major routes throughout Ireland. You can also plan your journey with AA Routeplanner. LiveDrive 103.2FM gives live traffic updates from around the city during peak drive time Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).