How to Get Here

Easy Access

Situated at the heart of Dublin’s transport hub with excellent air, road, rail and sea connections, The Convention Centre Dublin is easily accessible for all!

By Air

Dublin is highly accessible for delegates travelling from the UK, Europe, the US, and beyond. Dublin Airport is just 15-20 minutes from The Convention Centre Dublin via the Port Tunnel, and serves 57 airlines and over 175 routes – including direct flights to all major UK and European cities and daily flights to the Emirates and several North American cities.

For your journey to The CCD, the Airlink airport shuttle bus stops directly outside the building, while taxi and car hire services are also easily available.

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How to get to The CCD from Dublin Airport

  • From Dublin Airport at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the M1
  • Continue on the M1 until you reach the Port Tunnel.
  • Exit the Port Tunnel at the end and continue onto East Wall Road.
  • At the roundabout at the end of East Wall Road (beside the O2 Arena), take the 2nd exit onto North Wall Quay
  • After 850 metres you’ll reach The CCD on your right

Conference Support from Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus is Ireland’s national airline and operates direct flights to Dublin from over 70 destinations in 24 countries. Aer Lingus offers support for event organisers and delegates travelling to Dublin through discounts on airfares, support for site inspections, keynote speaker tickets and access to the airline’s new Gold Circle Lounge at Dublin Airport. The airline also has a portal facility on its website, which is used to partner with conference and event organisers and simplify the booking process for individuals and delegates travelling to Ireland.

Learn more about the range of iniatives and support available that help bring international events to Dublin.

By Sea

Frequent ferry services to the UK and mainland Europe for both passengers and freight are within easy reach of The Convention Centre Dublin. Dublin Port is just minutes away, while Dun Laoghaire harbour is within a 30 minute drive. Rosslare Harbour, with regular ferry services to Wales, France and Spain, is located just 2 hour’s drive from The CCD.

The CCD’s close proximity and direct road links to Dublin Port and Rosslare Harbour make it the perfect location for bringing in equipment or goods for your event from anywhere in Ireland, or overseas.

By Car or Taxi

The Convention Centre Dublin is just minutes away from Ireland’s M50 motorway network and Dublin’s Port Tunnel, making it easy to bring in supplies and equipment for your event. It is also next to the Samuel Beckett Bridge which spans the River Liffey, aiding access between the North and South of the city.

The CCD has its own underground car park, with a further 1,600 spaces located in car parks nearby, as well as considerable on street ‘pay and display’ parking on North Wall Quay and adjoining roads.

Find out more about parking near The CCD and access for deliveries.

Sat Nav Information

If you are using a satellite navigation system, please enter the following address or coordinates:

The Convention Centre Dublin
Spencer Dock
North Wall Quay
Dublin 1

N 53 20 51.5
W 6 14 24.6

Our Loc8 Code is NN6-16-S23

Traffic Information

AA Roadwatch provides regular updates on traffic and weather conditions on major routes throughout Ireland. You can also plan your journey with AA Routeplanner or Google Maps. LiveDrive on 103.2 Dublin City FM also gives live traffic updates during peak drive time, weekday mornings from 07.00 to 10.00, and weekday evenings from 16.00 to 19.00.

Taxis

There are thousands of taxis available in Dublin city, making it easy to travel around the city day or night. At The CCD we offer a direct dial taxi phone for visitors to use at our reception desk on the ground floor. Taxi fares in Dublin are regulated and tips are at your own discretion.

By Rail, Tram or Bus

Conveniently located in Dublin’s Docklands, the business hub of the city, The Convention Centre Dublin can be accessed via a growing network of public transport options.

Rail and DART

The CCD is less than 10 minutes (by the Luas Red Line) from Dublin’s two main railway stations, Connolly and Heuston. Operated by Irish Rail, these stations serve all the major towns and cities in Ireland.

The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) rail network runs along the coast of Dublin, from Malahaide and Howth, to Bray and Graystones, providing transport from the city centre to suburban areas. Connolly, Pearse Street and Tara Street DART stations are all located about 10 minutes’ walk from The CCD.

Tram (Luas)

The Luas Red Line (Dublin’s light tram network) runs directly behind The CCD, conveniently linking to downtown Dublin and to Connolly and Heuston rail stations. For The CCD, take the Red Line towards The Point and exit at either Major Square or Spencer Dock.

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus offers a high frequency, easy-to-use and accessible service across all of the city centre and surrounding areas. These services include city bus services, Airlink, Nitelink and DART feeder buses. Exact change, weekly tickets or top up Leapcards must be used. You can find more information on fares and tickets here.

By Bike

dublinbikes are the perfect way to get around the city whilst minimising your effect on the local environment.

There are currently over 90 dublinbike stations distributed throughout the city centre, and the scheme is expanding to over 100. Located in close proximity to each other, every station has a minimum of 15 stands in place.

The following four stations are all located in the Docklands area, and within close proximity to The CCD.

  • Linear Park - beside The CCD
  • North Wall Quay - directly across from the front of The CCD
  • Custom House Quay - Northside beside the Sean O’Casey Bridge
  • Pearse Street - Southside near Pearse Street Train Station

 

Access for Deliveries

The CCD, as Ireland’s only purpose-built international conference centre, offers many logistical advantages when delivering your event equipment on-site.

Ideally located in Dublin’s Docklands, The CCD is not only convenient to the city centre, but also to Dublin’s Port Tunnel and the M50 motorway network. Dublin Port, with regular ferry services to the UK, is also less than 10 minutes away, making The CCD easily accessible for overseas deliveries.

When you arrive onsite, our dedicated commercial vehicle lifts serve all our main exhibition and conference halls, as well as the Auditorium, allowing all your event equipment to be transported to your room or hall effortlessly.

Access for Deliveries

Delivery vehicles can access the building via a ramp located off Lower Mayor Street at the rear of the building, which leads to the Dock Office in our underground car park. The car park has a height limit of 4.3m (14’3’’), a weight limit of 12.5Kn/m² and an axle load of 8.5 tonnes. All couriers must report to the Dock Office at the sign-posted ‘Loading Bay’ on arrival.

All items for delivery need to be clearly labelled with a name, address and exhibition stand number (if applicable), and all exhibitors are required to sign for their delivery before it is released to them.

Please note there is an HGV 5-axle ban in force throughout Dublin city centre. Please check Dublin City Council’s Restriction Zone Map to plan your access point and route.

Download our Access Routes for Deliveries PDF.

Access to the Forum

A separate entrance to the Forum is available at ground floor level. This can be accessed via The CCD’s East Access Road, and through a shutter door which is 4,560mm high x 5,000mm wide. Traffic to the East Access Road is controlled by CCD Security Traffic Marshals, who manage a strict loading and unloading time schedule. Please contact your Event Manager for details.

Truck and Van Lifts

The weight limit of The CCD’s truck lift is 25,000kg, and it can accommodate a maximum trailer size of 13,600mm long x 2,500mm wide x 4,000mm high, or two vans maximum of 7,345mm long x 2,360mm wide x 3,055mm high. The maximum dimensions of the truck lift entrance and exit are 3,900mm wide x 3,200mm high.

 The weight limit for The CCD’s van lift is 6,000kg. The van lift can accommodate a maximum vehicle size of 2,360mm wide x 7,345mm deep x 3,055mm high. The maximum dimensions of the van lift entrance and exit are 2,900mm wide x 3,200mm high.

 Please check with your Event Manager for specific load-in and load-out arrangements as these will be strictly implemented by The CCD’s Traffic Marshals.

Loading and Unloading

Build-up

Event deliveries will not be accepted via the main (front) entrance. During build-up for an event, delivery vehicles will be directed to the relevant goods entrance / holding area, where they will be unloaded as quickly as possible. All vehicles must then be immediately removed from the loading area and taken off site. On-site parking is not permitted for any HGV, long wheel base, Transit or Sprinter vehicle.

Break-down

To allow exhibitors time to break down and pack up their stands, contractors will not be permitted access to the venue for at least one hour after the closing time of the exhibition. There is a public waiting area located in the Topaz Service Station, close to Dublin Port on Promenade Road. This area can facilitate HGVs and long wheel-base vehicles. There may be a cost associated with staying there.

Please check with your Event Manager for specific load-in and load-out arrangements as these will be strictly implemented by The CCD’s Traffic Marshals.