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What's the most efficient way to get from the cruise port to the city centre and what are the costs?  Taxi, cruise ship shuttle, bus?  Thanks.

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Nothing particularly inefficient about ship shuttles,  and on some cruise lines, they are free. Taxi would be most direct...but they are never free.

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Depends upon the dock and distance to public transport (The Point at Eastwall Road) We paid in August and September 2019 € 15,= for a trip in a cab to and the same from the center. € 7 to the nearest tram stop. And for a single trip on LUAS tram € 2.80; return € 4,80. In August we bought a day ticket for about  € 7 for 2 zones.   The shuttle the port supplies to the gate is a bit ridiculous: they drop you around the corner and it depends upon the dock whether it is an easy walkable distance to public transport or less so.  The shuttle the cruisecompany supplies drops you at Merrion Square.

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We will be on Island Princess in September.  Does Princess supply a shuttle and if so what's the cost?  Thanks for the assistance.

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We will be on a Celebrity cruise in May.  We've arranged for a car and a driver to take us from the ship to our hotel.  We've been told that sometimes taxi lines are big and the lines are long.

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13 hours ago, dadofjessie said:

We will be on a Celebrity cruise in May.  We've arranged for a car and a driver to take us from the ship to our hotel.  We've been told that sometimes taxi lines are big and the lines are long.

Who did you book with? We are looking to get from ship to airport on May 8th.

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51 minutes ago, bubbachief said:

Who did you book with? We are looking to get from ship to airport on May 8th.

We've done this a few times-- you can just get an Uber to take you from the port to your hotel. The app has what we in the US consider to be an UberBlack option (usually a Mercedes E or S Class in Dublin in my experience) or you can use it to hire a taxi and you are billed the taxis meter through the app. Either way super convenient and you can avoid the lines that can pop up at the cruise port.

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3 hours ago, princeton123211 said:

We've done this a few times-- you can just get an Uber to take you from the port to your hotel. The app has what we in the US consider to be an UberBlack option (usually a Mercedes E or S Class in Dublin in my experience) or you can use it to hire a taxi and you are billed the taxis meter through the app. Either way super convenient and you can avoid the lines that can pop up at the cruise port.

What's the app, Uber? Where do you tell the driver to pick you up. Right at the cruise port?

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2 hours ago, bubbachief said:

What's the app, Uber? Where do you tell the driver to pick you up. Right at the cruise port?

The same Uber app you use at home-- works perfectly well in Dublin. They can pick you up right outside of the port-- theres a bit of a fenced in area and you'll see where it is right outside. Right at the cruise port. 

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18 minutes ago, princeton123211 said:

The same Uber app you use at home-- works perfectly well in Dublin. They can pick you up right outside of the port-- theres a bit of a fenced in area and you'll see where it is right outside. Right at the cruise port. 

Thanks, will try Uber.

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14 hours ago, bubbachief said:

Thanks, will try Uber.

Just make sure you have a credit card tied to the app that doesn't have foreign transaction fees-- will save you some $$. It will be billed in euros. 

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On 2/18/2020 at 9:39 PM, dadofjessie said:

We will be on a Celebrity cruise in May.  We've arranged for a car and a driver to take us from the ship to our hotel.  We've been told that sometimes taxi lines are big and the lines are long.

Who did you arrange a car/driver with?  I asked our hotel, and they told me there are taxis.  We had the same issue in Quebec City where the taxi line was over an hour long.  I'd rather book a car in advance.

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