Benefits of Active Travel (walking and cycling) to get around the city
Active Travel is a great way to get around the city, while keeping fit, reducing pollution and saving money at the same time. Active travel benefits both the individual and the city as a whole.
Benefits for you - by using active travel you will:
- Improve your physical and mental health
- Have reliable journey times
- Often get to where you’re going quicker
- Save money
Benefits for your community – by using active travel you will:
- Leave space on public transport for those who need it most
- Contribute to a reduction in traffic congestion
- Support the city becoming less polluted
- Reduce carbon emissions
- Play a part in making Dublin a climate resilient city
Multi-modal Journey Planning
Transport for Ireland has a journey planning tool that shows walking, cycling and public transport options, as well as highlighting bikes available at Dublin Bikes stands so you can easily combine multiple modes.
Bike share options
Dublin has a number of bike share schemes where users can borrow bikes for short periods of time. This is a great way to test out cycling, as well as combining cycling with other transport modes to get around the city with ease.
NOW Dublin Bikes: annual subscription is €35. Journeys up to 30 mins are free.
Bleeper Bikes: find available bikes through the app and return to any public bike rack. Costs €1 per ride / 1 day pass = €5
Moby: electric bike sharing scheme in Dublin. Use the app to find available bikes. Costs €1 start fee and 5 cent per minute / €3 per hour.
Public Transport Covid-19 updates
Visit the National Transport Authority (NTA) website for up-to-date information on public transport services.
Transport for Ireland Real Time app combines all real time information services from Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Iarnród Éireann and Luas.
Dublin Bus Real Time app gives you all real time information specifically for Dublin Bus.
The Dublin Cycle Buddy app is designed to be the ‘go-to’ app for Dublin cyclists, providing everything from safer cycling routes, updates on new cycle infrastructure in the city, as well as promoting cycling challenges to win prizes! It also includes real time data on all of Dublin’s bike-sharing options, and locations of cycle parking across the city.