From the airport:
The cheapest and best way to get here is on the 16 bus from the airport. It will drop you right beside the hostel on Aungier Street and costs €2.80. Make sure you have exact change as none is given on the bus. The journey lasts about 40/60 minutes and it operates from 7.45am during the week and 8.30am on Sundays. The last bus is 10.40pm except Saturday when it is 10.20pm. Buses go roughly every 20 minutes but check the timetable at the bus stop for exact times. You can also check the Dublin bus website at www.dublinbus.ie
The best way to know where to get off is to just ask the bus driver to let you know – that’s the Dublin way!
There is an express Aircoach that operates every 15 minutes from 4.30am to midnight and then half hourly until 4.30am and costs €7.00. This will drop you off at Trinity College a ten minute walk from the hostel. From Trinity walk down Dame Street and take a left on South Great Georges Street. Aungier Street, where we are located, is the continuation of this street. We are on the right hand side of the road just after the Carmelite church.
Taxis from the airport cost around €25-€30 and take about 20 minutes depending on the time of day. During rush hour it can take up to 45 minutes.
From Bus Station (Busarus):
Follow the tramline west toward O’Connell Street – a five minute walk. From there you can take a 16, 9 or 122 bus southbound on O’Connell Street. Get off the bus on Aungier Street at ‘The Staircase’ coffee house opposite the large grey Carmelite Church. You can see the hostel on the other side of the road – a large red bricked Victorian building. Alternatively, it is only a 20 minute walk from the station. If you print out the map on this site you can find us easily. If you get lost just give us a call on the freephone 1800-AVALON and we’ll send you in the right direction. (see map)
From Irish Ferries Terminal North Wall:
Catch the city express to the Bus Station (Busarus) and then as above.
From Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal (Stena line):
A 46A bus will bring you to St. Stephen’s Green West from where you are only a 2-minute walk. You can also get the DART to Pearse Street or Tara Street, a 20 minute walk from the hostel. (see map)
From Heuston Station:
Take the number 92 bus to Kildare Street. If you have come by train you do not need to pay for the bus – just insert your ticket in the machine when you get on. Walk to the top of Kildare Street until you get to Stephens Green. Turn right and continue until you reach Grafton street. Follow the Green around to your left and take a right onto York Street. The hostel is at the bottom of this street. (see map)