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 minutes from The Convention Centre Dublin via the Port Tunnel and serves over 180 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, Dublin Bus operates a 24-hour service from the city centre to the airport. Dublin Express also offers a direct service to and from the airport, stopping at Custom House, which is a short walk from The CCD. 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 3 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 the national airline of Ireland, founded in 1936. It operates 65 aircraft on over 100 routes to destinations in the UK and Europe and flies 16 direct routes to North America. The airline carries more than 12 million guests per annum. Aer Lingus is Ireland’s only 4-Star airline, awarded by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation. Its mission is to connect Ireland to the world and to become the leading value carrier operating across the North Atlantic. Aer Lingus is a member of International Airlines Group (IAG), one of the world's largest airline groups.

Aer Lingus are delighted to partner with CCD and can offer promocodes for various events for volume traffic across the network. For more information please contact

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 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 over 2,000 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.


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.


The Convention Centre Dublin's ESPA Gold award underground car park, managed by Euro Car Parks, has 320 spaces, 14 disabled spaces, two electric vehicle charging points and a height limit of 2.1m. It operates from 7.00am to midnight, 7 days a week. Parking rates are €4 per hour or €30 per day, with an evening rate of €16 from 6.00pm to midnight and an overnight rate of €18 from 6.00pm to 9.00am. Both cash and credit card payments are accepted. Please note a 10% service fee applies to each transaction. As this is a public car park and not operated by The CCD, we do not have the ability to provide any alerts when the car park is full.

For more information on The CCD's ESPA Gold award underground car park, please call Euro Car Parks on +353 1 8761763 or email

Accessing the underground car park

Coming from the city centre, you can approach our car park via Mayor Street Upper or North Wall Quay. If approaching via Mayor Street Upper, drive past the back of The CCD and, to your right, you will see a ramp leading down to the car park entrance. If you are approaching The CCD from North Wall Quay, the easiest way in is to turn onto Park Lane (first turn left after The CCD coming from the city centre, last turn right before The CCD coming from Dublin Docklands). Take the first left off Park Lane and turn left down the ramp to the car park.

When you go down the ramp, turn right for The CCD car park. Please note that when you park, you must use the designated lift to exit the car park and ascend to Ground Level. For security reasons, all users of the car park must exit the building at ground level on the east side of The CCD, and do not have direct access into The CCD foyer. If you are attending an event at The CCD, simply walk around to the main entrance. You can find information on access for delivery vehicles here.

Download our map of routes in and out of The CCD Underground Car Park.

Car Parking near The CCD

There are over 2,300 spaces in car parks near The CCD. A map of car park locations is available by selecting ‘Parking’ from the dropdown menu on our interactive map.

In addition to the car parks listed below, just across the Samuel Beckett Bridge you will find on-street pay and display parking on Stoney Road, Forbes Street and Hibernian Road, which operate from 7.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Saturday at €2.40 per hour.

Car ParkWalking Time to The CCDSpacesDisabled SpacesOpening HoursOperatorCost €*
Spencer Dock
1 minute 320 8 7am - midnight, Monday to Sunday. Euro Car Parks From €4.00 p/h and €30 p/day, €16 evening rate, overnight rate €18 
National College of Ireland (NCI) Lower Mayor Street 5 minutes 104 0 7am – 11pm, Monday to Sunday. NCI From €2.50 p/h and €9 p/day
Point Village Parking Entrance from Sheriff St Upper 10 minutes 880 26 7am - midnight, Monday to Saturday. 9am – midnight on Sunday. Point Square Dublin From €4.00 p/h
IFSC Car Park Lower Mayor Street 10 minutes 370 2 6.30am – 10pm, Monday to Friday. 8am – 10pm on Saturday. 10am – 10pm on Sunday. Park Rite From €4.00 p/h               Pre-book online
Grand Canal Square Car Park Grand Canal Square 10 minutes 150 8 7am – midnight, Monday to Sunday Q Park From €5.00 p/h               Pre-book online
Irish Life Car Park Abbey Street 15 minutes 340 4 7am – midnight, Monday to Friday. 8am – midnight on Saturday. 10am – 7pm on Sunday. Park Rite From €3.20 p/h               Pre-book online
Connolly Station Car Park Lower Sheriff Street 15 minutes 460 Yes 24 hours / 7 days Irish Rail From €9.00 p/day           Pre-book online

*Car park rates are subject to change, so we advise you to check with the car park operator for the latest information.

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 on 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 Malahide 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)

Luas is Dublin’s light rail transit system. There are two lines, the Green Line and the Red Line. The CCD is on the Red Line, conveniently linking to downtown Dublin and Connolly and Heuston rail stations. Major Square and Spencer Dock are the closest stops. Switch between the Red and Green lines at Abbey Street / O’Connell – GPO / Marlborough stops. 


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.

Busáras is the central bus station in Dublin for intercity and regional bus services operated by Bus Éireann. Busáras is just 5 minutes from The CCD on the Luas Red Line or a 12 minute walk and is located beside Connolly railway station. 

For those who would like to incorporate some exercise into your commute, The CCD is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre and is easily accessible by foot from many of the public transport options. It is less than 20-minute walk to O'Connell Street and 30 minutes to Stephens Green. 

Plan your journey in advance with the Transport for Ireland's Journey Planner. 

By Bike

The CCD is situated where the Royal Canal meets the River Liffey. Recent developments along the Royal Canal, including pedestrian and cyclist crossing at North Strand Road, mean accessing The CCD by bike from the west of the city is easier than ever. If you are cycling your own bike to The CCD, there are parking facilities in our car park, which you can use to secure your bike. You can access them by entering the East door to the building (adjacent to PwC) and taking the elevator to the B1 or B2 car park levels. There are bike racks outside the elevator lobbies on the East and West sides of both levels. Please note, you will require your own lock to secure your bike.

dublinbikes are the perfect way to get around the city whilst minimising your effect on the local environment. There are over 100 dublinbike stations distributed throughout the city centre, with two large stations right beside The CCD.

By Foot

The CCD’s city centre location makes it quick and easy to reach by foot from your hotel or local accommodation. We encourage delegates to walk as it reduces your carbon footprint and is a great way to incorporate physical activity before and after your conference. Take a look at our interactive map which show the hotels and services within a 15 minute walk of The CCD.

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


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.


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.