Convention Centre Dublin
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The Convention Centre Dublin is in the heart of Ireland's capital city. Located just 15 minutes from Dublin airport, in Dublin's Docklands, the finance and technology hub of the city with views over the world famous river Liffey.
How to reach the CCD:
Dublin Airport is Ireland’s busiest airport, with over 75 airlines flying to over 180 destinations, including direct scheduled daily flights from North America, mainland Europe, Britain and the Emirates. It’s new passenger terminal, Terminal Two, which opened in November 2010, increased the annual passenger capacity to over 35 million.
The airport is conveniently located 10km north of Dublin city centre, with excellent roads links to the CCD, only 15 minutes away via the Port Tunnel, which brings visitors directly into the Spencer Dock area. Bus and car hire services are also available at the airport for your journey to the CCD.
For your journey to the CCD, the Airlink airport shuttle bus stops directly outside the building, while taxi and car hire services are also easily available.
How to get to The CCD from Dublin Airport by car
From Dublin Airport at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the M1
Continue on the M1 until you reach the Port Tunnel.
Exit the Port Tunnel at the end and continue onto East Wall Road.
At the roundabout at the end of East Wall Road (beside 3 Arena), take the 2nd exit onto North Wall Quay
After 850 metres you’ll reach the CCD on your right
Frequent ferry services to the UK and mainland Europe for both passengers and freight are within easy reach of The Convention Centre Dublin. Dublin Port is just minutes away, while Rosslare Harbour, with regular ferry services to Wales, France and Spain, is located just 2 hour’s drive from the CCD. The CCD’s close proximity and direct road links to Dublin Port and Rosslare Harbour make it the perfect location for bringing in equipment or goods for your event from anywhere in Ireland, or overseas.
By Car or Taxi
The Convention Centre Dublin is just minutes away from Ireland’s M50 motorway network and Dublin’s Port Tunnel, making it easy to bring in supplies and equipment for your event. It is also next to the 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, with over 2,000 spaces located in car parks nearby, 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
CCD Loc8 Code is NN6-16-S23
AA Roadwatch provides regular updates on traffic and weather conditions on major routes throughout Ireland. You can also plan your journey with AA Routeplanner.
Dublin City Council runs LiveDrive 103.2FM Radio, which gives live traffic updates from around the city during peak drive time Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). Tune in on weekdays mornings from 07.00 to 10.00 and weekday evenings from 16.00 to 19.00 hours.
The Convention Centre Dublin's ESPA Gold award underground car park, managed by Euro Car Parks, has 320 spaces, 14 disabled spaces, two electric vehicle charging points and a height limit of 2.1m. It operates from 7.00am to midnight, 7 days a week. Parking rates are €4 per hour or €30 per day, with an evening rate of €16 from 6.00pm to midnight and an overnight rate of €18 from 6.00pm to 9.00am. Both cash and credit card payments are accepted. Please note a 10% service fee applies to each transaction. As this is a public car park and not operated by The CCD, we do not have the ability to provide any alerts when the car park is full.
For more information on The CCD's ESPA Gold award underground car park, please call Euro Car Parks on +353 1 8761763 or email email@example.com.
Rail and DART
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 CCD is less than 10 minutes on the Luas Red Line from Dublin’s two main railway stations, Connolly and Heuston. Operated by Irish Rail, these stations serve all the major towns and cities in Ireland.
The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is the rail line running along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth southwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow. You can connect to the regular train service for communities north of Dublin, right up to Belfast. Connolly, Pearse Street and Tara Street DART stations are all located about 10 minutes’ walk from the CCD.
Luas is Dublin’s light rail transit system. There are two lines, the Green Line and the Red Line. The Luas Red Line runs directly behind the CCD, conveniently linking to downtown Dublin and Connolly and Heuston rail stations. Closest stops are provided at George’s Dock, Mayor Square and Spencer Dock. Switch between the Red and Green lines at Abbey Street / O’Connell – GPO / Marlborough stops.
Dublin Bus offers a high frequency, easy-to-use and accessible service across all of the city centre and surrounding areas. These services include city bus services, Airlink, Nitelink and DART feeder buses. Exact change, weekly tickets or top up Leapcards must be used. Dublin Bus also operates day tours and is obliged to provide services to people with disabilities.
Busáras is the central bus station in Dublin for intercity and regional bus services operated by Bus Éireann. Busáras is just 5 minutes from The CCD on the Luas Red Line and is located beside Connolly railway station.
If you are cycling your own bike to the CCD, there are parking facilities in CCD car park, which you can use to secure your bike. You can access them by entering the East door to the building (adjacent to PwC) and taking the elevator to the B1 or B2 car park levels. There are bike racks outside the elevator lobbies on the East and West sides of both levels. Please note, you will require your own lock to secure your bike.
Dublin Bikes are a perfect way to get around the city, while minimising your effect on the local environment. There are over 100 Dublin Bikes stations distributed throughout the city centre to enable easy access and optimal use. Located in close proximity to each other, every station has a minimum of 15 stands in place. There are two stations located in the Docklands area beside the CCD:
Custom House Quay - Northside beside the Sean O’Casey Bridge
Pearse Street - Southside near Pearse Street Train Station
The CCD’s city centre location makes it quick and easy to reach by foot from your hotel or local accommodation. We encourage delegates to walk as it reduces your carbon footprint and is a great way to incorporate physical activity before and after your conference.
Increased availability of taxis in Dublin means that it’s easy to travel to and from Dublin city, day or night. There are now nearly 12,000 taxis available in Dublin city. Fares are regulated and tips are at your own discretion.