Getting to the Show by Air

The RDS is only 16km from Dublin International Airport. For full details on flight arrivals/departures, please click here

By Bus from Dublin Airport
An Aircoach bus ( runs from outside the airport every 15 minutes and stops on Merrion Road. The journey costs €13 return for an adult and €5 return for a child.

By Taxi from Dublin Airport
Taxis are available at the Taxi rank outside Arrivals. Expect to pay between €30 and €40.

Directions from Dublin Airport

By Car

  1. Leave the Airport and follow the Way Out signs until you reach a signalled roundabout.
  2. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Dublin to join Motorway M1 Airport Interchange.
  3. Junction3 (M50): follow signpost towards City Centre
  4. End of the Motorway, follow the N1
  5. At the junction with Griffith Avenue turn left at traffic lights R102 signposted Malahide, Howth.
  6. Junction with R107, at the traffic lights turn right R107
  7. At the T Junction turn right R105
  8. At traffic lights turn left R131 signposted Dublin Port, Dun Laoghaire
  9. At the junction with Alfie Byrne Road go through the traffic lights
  10. At the junction for Dublin Port turn right at the traffic lights
  11. Passing The O2 (J79) at the roundabout follow the signposts for Dun Laoghaire Via Toll Bridge and proceed across the River Liffey
  12. Go through the East Link Toll Bridge (car €1.75
  13. Junction 80 (Dublin Outer Orbital Route)
  14. At the roundabout take the third exit signposted N11, N81 Irishtown (Junction 81)
  15. Turn right then and turn immediately left at the traffic signals into Londonbridge Road R111 (Signposted N11, N81) Junction 51 (R815) at traffic signals turn left R815, signposted Ballsbridge.
  16. Proceed through the next traffic lights and the RDS is situated on your right.