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Venue and local information

The 46th European Transport Conference will be held at Dublin Castle in Ireland,  from 10 – 12 October 2018


"Erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction. We hope you enjoy your visit."
Dublin castle front

Unparalleled Facilities in the Heart of Dublin

"Dublin Castle has been holding events for 800 years; that’s what you’d call a proven track record. The Castle is in the heart of the city and the heart of Irish history. Past events include the handing over of the Castle to Michael Collins in 1922, EU presidencies in 1996, 2004 and 2013, the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland in 2011, and the celebrations marking the passage of the Marriage Equality Referendum in 2015. The Castle today is one of the country’s premier cultural sites and is used by the Government for prestigious functions of State, most significantly the inauguration of the President."

Conference Registration

For the duration of the conference, registration will be held in The Printworks building (also known as the Stamping building) which is immediately outside Dublin Castle. Follow the link below for the precise location: https://w3w.co/transit.scarf.drift  

what3words transit.scarf.driftPhotograph by William Murphy (Infomatique)

How to get there:

For directions straight to the registration area, the what3words app can be downloaded for free.


Arriving by Public Transport

For the best up-to-date journey planner, please use: https://journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie/

Please see below section on Travel Cards


From the airport

Bus: Take the 747 bus from outside of the airport terminal to the Carnegie Centre stop in Lord Edward Street, Dublin City South. The venue is a four minute walk away. Journey approximately 44 minutes.  


A cab from Dublin Airport to Dublin Castle will cost approximately €26.50. Cabs are metered so the price will be dependent on traffic.

Venue Co-ordinates for GPS:
Latitude: 53.342686 (53°20' 33.6696'' N)

Longitude: -6.267118 (6° 16' 1.6248'' W


Travel Cards for ETC 2018

This year delegates will receive a LEAP Card when the collect their badge and registration documents. This has been kindly sponsored by the National Transport Authority Ireland NTA and Transport for Ireland.

These special three day visitor cards will allow unlimited travel on Dublin Bus, Luas and DART and Commuter Rail in the Short Hop Zone (basically around Dublin City and suburbs) for 72 hours from first use. Please note if delegates wish to travel further outside the city or on other services, separate tickets will be required.

Short Hop Zone Map: https://about.leapcard.ie/dart


TFI Tile and Logotype


Journey Planner App for Android and iPhone

As well as Public Transport, it also has an excellent cycling and walking facility, please use the link below to download this invaluable app.





Association For
European Transport

Forester House
Doctors Lane,
Henley-in-Arden B95 5AW,
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 15 64 793552


VAT number: 710 1866 64

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