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Using public transport to get to the start line

The Dublin Area Rapid Transit  (DART) system is an electrified commuter rail railway network serving the coastline and city centre of Dublin and the best and most eco-friendly way to get to the start of our 46k, 30k & 19k races. 

NOTE:- The DART is not operating to Bray between Dun Laoghaire on Sat 25th September 2022 due to essential maintenance works so the below section does not apply for our 2022 event!

Alternative travel arrangements due to DART closure


Please make other arrangements or allow extra time to take alternatives such as the bus service from Dun Laoghaire Dart Station to Bray.


Alternatively, you can take our EcoTrail shuttle bus from Carrickmines Luas Park & Ride


This bus is provided is free but Must be Pre Booked HERE


Busses leave Carrickmines LUAS at:-


06:15 (81km), 07:45 (46km ), 08.45 (30km) & 09.45 (19km)


Return bus from Bray Dart Station to Carrickmines Luas will generally depart on the hour between 14:00 and 15:00 or more often if full




The nearest station to the start line is Bray (Daly) which is a 700m (8 min) walk from registration in the Martello and the start line. 


Travelling from the North / Dublin

The DART runs every 15-20 minutes from 6:55 in the morning. The trip duration from Dublin Connolly is 45 minutes.  Coming from Greystones, morning departures start from 6:30am with trains every hour.  

 For full timetables access the Dublin Commuter timetable. The relevant time table is on page 22: Dublin - Bray / Gorey ( (Saturday). To book your ticket use this page.


Travelling from the South

The DART from Greystones station runs from 6:30 in the morning. You can park FREE ALL-DAY at Greystones Park and Ride from here it is a 650m (8 minute) walk to the train station. Journey time from Greystones is only 9 minutes.


Important for 81 km runners only!

81 km runners will need to make alternative travel plans to get to the start in Bray before the start at 07.30


Source: Irish Independent


Dublin Bus also services Bray. You should check whether the routes servicing Bray fit your needs on the Dublin Bus website.


For full information and other options check out our 'Transport' page.