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Explore Dublin

Accessibility

Dublin welcomes all visitors. The National Journey Planner system provides information on travel options and is a great source for people with mobility difficulties. Download the Mobility Mojo app, which has detailed information on getting around Dublin.

Getting around: public transport

Dublin Bus is the main public transport provider for the Greater Dublin Area. Most of its fleet is made up of low-floor buses, which have one wheelchair space that fits standard wheelchairs of up to 70cm wide and 120cm long. Bus Éireann is the national bus service and its accessible services include a number of buses with entrance ramps and designated wheelchair spaces. Almost 70% of its passenger fleet is accessible. Advance booking is required on inter-city routes.

On Dublin’s rail system, Dart trains feature generous space for wheelchairs, but not every station is wheelchair accessible. Search for your station online via Irish Rail and check its accessibility.

Dublin has two tram lines known as the Luas, which are both compliant with current accessibility and environmental standards for transport systems.

Getting around: accessible taxis

Wheelchair-accessible taxis in the Republic of Ireland have a wheelchair icon on the roof of the vehicle, and have been specifically modified to have specialist equipment including ramps, wheelchair anchorages and suitable seatbelts.

The National Transport Authority maintains a register of all wheelchair-accessible taxis and hackneys. If you have difficulty obtaining an accessible service, the Authority may be able to provide you with contact details for an operator in your locality. Call its information line on +353 761 064000

Manual Wheelchair hire is available from the Irish Wheelchair Association’s rental division Wheelchair Solutions. Telephone number:  +353 1 8186 453
 

Getting around: by car

Car rental

Motability Ireland provides car rentals to reduced mobility customers for use all over the island of Ireland. Their vehicles come with fully comprehensive insurance and 24-hour AA roadside assistance. The staff can even organise airport/ferry collections and drop-offs for you.

Car parking

There is a range of parking facilities available to people with disabilities in towns and cities throughout Ireland. They are always located in "prime" parking spots beside building entrances, in city/town centres, etc. These parking bays are clearly marked for use by people with disabilities by both signs and road markings.