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Saturday 9 November 2024.

RDS Dublin 

Dublin's prestigious Royal Dublin Society (RDS) venue represents a perfect blend of elegance and functionality. Home to world-class events, the RDS is a wonderful space for gatherings that span industries, from business conferences to entertainment shows, establishing itself as a cornerstone of Dublin's event landscape.

By air

Dublin Airport, situated about 10km north of the city centre, has flights to all major European cities. To reach the RDS, public transport options or taxis are readily available outside the airport. Also, the Aircoach bus stops directly outside the venue. Flight information can be found at

By rail

Irish Rail - Iarnród Éireann
InterCity rail services run from 2 stations, Hueston Station and Connolly Station. 

The RDS is connected to train stations via the DART at Connolly Station. The DART service links Connolly Station to both Lansdowne Station and Sandymount Station, each situated within approximately a 5-minute walking distance from the RDS.

Please visit Transport for Ireland for more options. 

LUAS - Dublin Light Rail
While there isn't a direct route from the LUAS to the RDS, you can connect at Connolly Station to the DART system, which conveniently runs by the RDS. The LUAS stop at Dawson Street is approximately a 30-minute walk from the RDS.

By road

Drive to the RDS
The RDS is located approximately twelve minutes away from Dublin City Centre by car. For real-time traffic updates in Dublin and the city centre, please refer to AA Roadwatch.

Parking at the RDS
The RDS has plenty of parking spaces available onsite for €10 per day. Refer to Public Parking at RDS for more details. 

More parking at the RDS
Except for Members of the RDS, all car parking facilities at the RDS are operated on a fee-paying basis. Refer to Parking at RDS for more information. 

RDS by Bus
From Dublin City Centre, the RDS is conveniently served by Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland for local transportation. The Dublin Bus routes are 4, 7, 7a and 27X. The Go-Ahead Ireland Bus routes are 18 and S2.



From traditional to contemporary, luxurious to value-for-money, there are over 2,500 hotel bedrooms within a five-minute walk of the venue.

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