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Drive to RDS from Shillelagh

Niceville, Florida
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Drive to RDS from Shillelagh

I would like to know if there is an easy route to get to the RDS from County Wicklow. We will be in a cottage near Shillelagh, and were considering taking the train rather than driving, because I didn't want to get into heavy traffic if possible. I have driven in Ireland before, but have avoided all larger cities (especially Dublin) because of the traffic and close proximity of buses and such. Is there a "back way" or easier route to take from Shillelagh to the RDS? Google maps can only tell you so much.

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11. Re: Drive to RDS from Shillelagh

Thanks for the help Elibel. I think we will opt for the DART at Greystones. Less expensive than Irish Rail and we could use our Leap Card we can get at the airport on arrival. I think that there is a DART train every 15 minutes, so open to catch a later one...or am I wrong on that? How early should we try to get to Greystones to get a parking space and a seat? Need to be at RDS by 9:30 AM.

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13. Re: Drive to RDS from Shillelagh

DART trains run every 30 mins from Greystones. If you go one stop closer to Bray trains are every 15mins or less. I suggest parking in Bray and taking the DART train from Bray to Sandymount. There is a car park in Bray

Note that Irish Rail also operate the DART and all Dublin Commuter rail services

www.irishrail.ie for schedules. Use the journey planner

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14. Re: Drive to RDS from Shillelagh

All about Greystones Station, including Parking, Accessibility and Live Train Updates:


DART Timetable from Greystones:


Map of DART Stations:


Directions from Sandymount DART station to the RDS:



Details re Bray station, if you choose that option:


Edited: 16 October 2017, 03:32
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