Travel info


DUBLIN AIRPORT

Delegates are advised to fly into Dublin Airport.
Dublin Airport Information – Tel + 353 (0) 1 814 1111 or visit the Dublin Airport website Find out the Airlines who fly into Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.
For flight information at Dublin Airport: Live Arrivals | Live Departures | General Flight Timetables
Flight search engines such as Skyscanner can provide flight times and costs from your location.

FERRY SERVICE

Irish Ferries and Stena Line both operate services into Dublin port.
You can review the various options by clicking their name above.

TRANSPORTATION FROM DUBLIN AIRPORT TO THE CONVENTION CENTRE DUBLIN

There are several transportation options available at Dublin Airport. Travel time from the airport to The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) is about 30 minutes via taxi.

Aircoach
Aircoach operates a service from Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre. You can purchase tickets to and from Dublin Airport from €12 and pre-book online. Visit the Air Coach website for more information.

Airlink
Airlink is a Dublin bus service that navigates routes to many conference hotels. This transfer service has a stop point 50 m from CCD. Download the Airlink brochure for more information.

Taxis
Upon arrival to Dublin Airport, several official airport taxi services can be found directly outside the arrivals hall. The average current price from Dublin Airport to CCD is approximately €25.
There are many official taxi services throughout Dublin. Please ensure you only travel in a registered taxi displaying their taxi license on the dashboard. Taxis are readily available all over the city with listed services in most tourism areas.


TRAVELLING AROUND DUBLIN & IRELAND

LEAP CARD
Leap Card is a re-usable smartcard that enables you to pay for multiple public transportation options around Dublin. Get unlimited travel over your selected time period and go anywhere you want in the city and suburbs of Dublin, on any public transport you choose. You can even travel to and from the Airport at the start and end of your trip without any additional charge.
Purchase a Leap Visitor Card online, delivered to your home before you travel. You may also purchase Leap Cards from many local agents. Visit the Leap Card website for more information.
Once you have a Leap Visitor Card, you can top-up with additional time periods (1, 3 or 7 days) at any Leap Card Payzone outlet in Dublin (up to a maximum of five times). Your Leap Visitor Card allows you unlimited travel for the period you have selected on most transport services in Dublin:

  • Airlink 747 & 757 airport bus services
  • All Dublin Bus scheduled services (not valid on tours)
  • All Luas (tram) services
  • DART and Commuter Rail in the Short Hop Zone (all of Dublin city and county)
  • Dublin Bus (Irish Public Bus System)

Dublin Bus offers a variance of routes throughout the city. Visit the Dublin Bus website for more information.

Irish Rail /DART
Irish Rail operates services that travel from Heuston and Connolly stations to cities/towns throughout Ireland. DART is a rail service that operates through Dublin, traveling on the east coast and servicing the coastal towns north and south of Dublin. Visit the Irish Rail website for more information.

Luas
Luas is the Dublin light rail service that operates two tram lines, the Red line and the Green line: The Red Line (East to West) and the Green Line (North to South). The Red Line is 20 km in length and has 32 Stops. It runs from Tallaght to The Point and from Saggart to Connolly. The Green Line is 16.5 km in length and has 22 Stops. It runs from Brides Glen to St. Stephen’s Green through Sandyford. Visit the Luas website for more information.

Bicycles
Dublin is one of many European cities that offer a bike sharing scheme for its many visitors and residents. You will see throughout the city centre the dbs or Dublin bikes parked throughout the capital. For information on how to hire visit Dublin Bikes These are a fun way to explore Dublin.

Car Hire
Available at Dublin Airport you can select to self-drive while in Ireland. Two of the major companies are Hertz Car Hire or Avis Car Hire


Insurance
All Conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The Conference organisers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property while in attendance at the IoT 2020. The Organising Committee of IoT Week 2020 reserves the right to amend and alter the conference programme and events without prior notice and accepts no liability as a result of such actions.

Banks & Currency
The Euro (€) is the currency in use in Ireland.
Visa and Master Card are all widely accepted in pubs, shops and restaurants throughout the country.
Bank Opening Hours – Mon, Tues & Fri 10.00-16.00; Wed 10.30-16.00; Thurs 10.00-17.00hr

Climate
Mild and temperate (showers can occur any time of the year.) in October weather can be variable. Temperatures range from 5 – 17°C
Electricity
Electric Current: 240 Volts AV
Plug type: 3 large flat prong British type plug. BS1363 system.

Shopping
General opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 09.00-18.00 with later opening hours on Thursday evenings. Most major stores/shops open on Sunday – some with reduced opening times from 10.30 to 18.00.

Smoking
Ireland has introduced a ban on smoking. Smoking is prohibited in public areas within Ireland including all bars, nightclubs and restaurants. If required you should enquire whether your accommodation bedroom is a smoking or non-smoking room. All rooms are assumed non-smoking unless requested.
Please use the smoking areas designated outside venues also and you should take note of any signage.

Tipping
Tipping is a generally accepted practice in restaurants, bars, taxis and hotel porters. A service charge may be included in some restaurants and should be stated on the menu, but otherwise this is a discretionary item.

Telecommunications/ Cell Phones
For international delegates, only digital phones with GSM subscriptions and a roaming agreement will work on the island of Ireland. Visitors should consult with their supplier before departure.
Networks widely available are Three, Vodafone and Eir.


General Information Visas

Passports – Visitors are advised to check what form of ID is required with the individual airline, tour operator or travel agent before travelling. In general, a valid passport is recommended ID for all visitors travelling to Ireland.

Visas – Visitors from other countries do require a passport, and it is wise to check with your travel operator whether your originating country requires a visa. Please discuss this with your travel agent and review the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland website for full information.

If you require a visa you may request a letter of booking confirmation from the conference desk once payment is completed in full for registration. No letter will be issued prior to full registration being completed. It is advisable that you book and pay for accommodation for the duration of your stay and request confirmation of this from your hotel. This confirmation should also be included with your visa application.

Note that visa applications can take 6+ weeks for Ireland – please ensure that you apply in time to attend the conference.

You can apply for a visa using the online AVATS process.

Before beginning the online process you should have the following information to hand:
1. Passport and details of any previous passports – number, date of issue/expiry
2. Details of any previous Irish visa applications
3. Contact details for your host in Ireland
4. Itinerary
Following submission of your online visa application using AVATS, please note that you will also be required to submit a signed summary of your application form, original passport, passport-sized colour photograph, the relevant fee and all supporting documents, to the relevant Irish Embassy/Consulate/Visa Office per your application procedures.

Please note:The above content is only provided as an information tool. We cannot advise with regards your individual visa application or whether further delays may occur or regulations change within governmental procedure without notice.
If you require a Visa to travel into Ireland, you are advised to register and complete your application as soon as possible. The conference office at Keynote PCO, nor the conference committee, board or any members involved in IoT Week 2020 take no responsibility for your application.
All costs for any visa application are the responsibility of the passport holder.