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Train from Wicklow to Dublin

South Bucks
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Train from Wicklow to Dublin

Okay so I'm planning ahead a bit here (we're not off to Ireland until the summer), but as part of our trip we're going to be based in Wicklow for 8 days. We'll have a car so could easily drive to Dublin for day trips, but looking at the Irish rail site it seems there is a direct train from Wicklow to Dublin (although doesn't appear to be very frequent at present). Hopefully someone local/with knowledge can help me with a few questions:

- Is it a better idea to get the train to Dublin rather than drive (in terms of avoiding traffic, difficult to park etc)?

- Presumably the station at Dublin is fairly central for walking around and sightseeing?

- Do the trains run quite frequently from Wicklow-Dublin (and back) during the summer, or is it just a couple per day?

- Looking at my map, it seems that the railway line runs up the coast from Wicklow: is it a nice picturesque journey?

Thanks in advance

Dave

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1. Re: Train from Wicklow to Dublin

You can look up the timetables for the summer at www.irishrail.ie

There are 8 trips each way per day from Wicklow town to Dublin.

If you go closer to Dublin the trains are much more frequent. For example you could drive to Greystones and take a train from there into the city or else Bray and take a train from there. There is a more frequent service from Greystones than from Wicklow and then there is a more frequent service again from Bray than there is from Greystones.

It is also cheaper to travel from Bray into the city than it is from Wicklow.

It is a very picturesque journey in parts even when you get in towards the city around Killiney and Dalkey stations.

The most central station in Dublin is Tara Street although Pearse Station and Connolly Station are central too. It is very walkable in the city centre and there are also tourist buses looping around to all the main sites

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2. Re: Train from Wicklow to Dublin

Thanks very much, that's really helpful.

Regards

Dave

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3. Re: Train from Wicklow to Dublin

Dave hi

Whereabouts in Wicklow are you staying? Wicklow Town?

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4. Re: Train from Wicklow to Dublin

We're staying a few miles south of Wicklow town, in Redcross. We will have our car with us and will be touring around a bit (haven't worked out where yet), but fancied the idea of getting the train to Dublin if we could as thought it would be easier/more relaxing than driving into Dublin and finding parking etc.

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5. Re: Train from Wicklow to Dublin

Magslad,

What irish Eyes is saying is true, you could drive to greystones or Bray and park and have more train options, but you will pay for the parking-bear this in mind.

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6. Re: Train from Wicklow to Dublin

the irish rail car park in Greystones is free, I am not familiar with the arrangements in Bray

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7. Re: Train from Wicklow to Dublin

Thanks again to you both, that's really useful information.

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