Closing Mass for the World Meeting of Families, 26th August 2018, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

26/08/2018

A special Papal Travel Ticket is available for Sunday 26th of August 2018 for travel within the Greater Dublin Area on all Dublin Bus, LUAS, DART and Commuter rail as far as Balbriggan, Maynooth, Sallins and Kilcoole.

Click here to purchase Papal Travel Tickets.

Details of transport services to and from the Phoenix Park are available below. Passengers need to be prepared for some waiting times because of the high number of passengers travelling to the event.

There is an adult papal travel ticket which will cost €4, a child ticket which will cost €2 and a family ticket which will cost €10.   These will also be sold in newsagents throughout the country shortly. This ticket will allow you to have unlimited travel on these services on Sunday 26th of August which will help you get to and from the event.

For a full list of the terms and conditions of the Papal Travel Ticket click here Terms and Conditions – Papal Travel Ticket.  

For more information on the event and to find out about tickets go to www.gov.ie/popeinireland.

Click here for transport information for the visit of Pope Francis to Knock, Co Mayo.

Transport Information

  • Bus

    Dublin Bus

    Dublin Bus will run their normal scheduled Sunday service on 26 August. Some diversions will be in place on these services – more information will be available closer to the event date.

    In addition to this, Dublin Bus will have dedicated transport hubs, throughout the city, to bring you as close as possible to the Phoenix Park. Regular services from the transport hubs will commence from early in the morning and finish at night.

    The hubs will operate from the following locations (please note this is subject to change):

    • Clarehall – bus stop number 4596
    • Swords Business Park – bus stop number 5044
    • Leopardstown Racecourse and UCD, Belfield – bus stop number 768
    • Grange Castle, Clondalkin – bus stop number 7230
    • Celbridge, Salesian College – bus stop number 3921
    • Tyrrelstown, Carlton Hotel – bus stop number 7073
    • Stocking Avenue – bus stop number 6280

     

    A special Papal Travel Card is available to purchase online here (insert link). This card is valid for travel on services from the dedicated transport hubs and on all normal scheduled services on 26 August.

    Updates will be available on www.Dublinbus.ie, on Facebook and Twitter @dublinbusnews or by calling the Dublin Bus customer service line on (01) 8734222. Lines are open from 08:30 – 18:00 from Monday to Saturday excluding bank holidays.

    Bus Éireann

    Commuter services to and from Dublin City

    An enhanced Sunday schedule will operate on all commuter routes into and out out of Dublin on Sunday 26th August. Those wishing to travel to Dublin should refer to www.buseireann.ie nearer the time for the most up to date timetable information.

    Intercity Expressway services

    An enhanced Sunday schedule will operate on all intercity Expressway routes into and out of Dublin on Sunday 26th August. Those wishing to travel to Dublin should refer to www.buseireann.ie or www.expressway.ie nearer the time for the most up to date timetable information.

    The Bus Éireann information line is 1850 836611 and is open Monday to Sunday 08:30hrs to 18:00hrs, or contact them via twitter @buseireann or @expresswayIRE. All Bus Éireann services (Commuter or Expressway) will operate to and from Busáras or its immediate environs (Beresford Place, Amiens Street, Georges Quay & Custom House Quay). Again full information on this will be available on their website closer to the time.

    Getting from Busáras to the Phoenix Park

    Busáras is approx. 3km from the Phoenix Park (Park Gate Street) entrance. Passengers arriving at Busáras can walk via the recommended route or travel on the LUAS red line as far as Smithfield.

  • Tram

    Luas services commence at 7am on 26th August 2018

    Green Line will operate from Brides Glen to Broombridge.

    Red Line will operate from Tallaght and Saggart to Blackhorse and from The Point to Smithfield. 

    A more detailed FAQ will follow at the end of June 2018 – Here is the starting 7; 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will my ticket for the Mass allow me to travel on Luas?

    Customers travelling on Sunday August 26th should purchase the Papal Travel Ticket (details above).

    Will Luas be stopping at all stops?

    Luas services will operate under direction of An Gardá Síochána and Luas Control.

    The services will operate as stated above.

    Will I be able to Park in a Luas Park and Ride?

    See Luas Park and Rides for information on locations and number of spaces. Customers are advised to note Park and Rides will reach maximum capacity very early.

    What is the walking distance from Luas Stops to The Phoenix Park?

    The precise walking distance from certain Luas Stops to the Phoenix Park is being worked on.

    Will Luas be putting on extra trams?  

    All trams available for service will be in service and anticipated frequencies on Saturday and Sunday will be published shortly.

    When will Luas make more information available?

    Luas anticipate further information to be available at the end of June when the numbers who have registered to attend the Phoenix Park become known.

    How do I contact Luas and/or follow Luas for more information?

    Email Info@Luas.ie

    LoCall 1850 300 604

    Twitter@Luas

    Visit www.luas.ie

  • Rail

    Those who wish to travel to Phoenix Park on Intercity services, must book a ticket in advance at www.irishrail.ie this includes Department of Social Protection pass holders and annual ticket holders. If you do not have an advance booking you will not be permitted to travel from any intercity station. Booking on intercity services is now available.

    A special Commuter timetable will be in operation on 26th August. Extra services will be provided on Northern, Maynooth and Portlaoise Commuter services. Those intending to travel on Commuter services, may purchase their ticket on the day, use a valid season ticket, their leapcard or Papal Travel Ticket if they are travelling within the shorthop zone (from Balbriggan, Maynooth, Hazlehatch or Kilcoole). Large crowds are expected, it is advisable to allow plenty of time to queue for your ticket or purchase in advance.

    Translink will be operating services from Northern Ireland to Connolly Station. These services must be booked in advance on www.translink.co.uk Those who do not have a valid booking, will not be permitted to travel.

    Details of the special timetable will be available soon on www.irishrail.ie if you require more information, visit www.irishrail.ie, call: 1850 366 222 Monday to Friday 09:00hrs to 18:00hrs or via twitter @irishrail.

    Nearest Train stations to Phoenix Park

    Heuston Station is 700metres from Park Gate Street entrance to the Park.

    Heuston Station is 3.5km from the Island Gate entrance to the Phoenix Park.

    Ashtown Railway Station is 650metres from the Ashtown Gate entrance to the Phoenix Park.

    Navan Road Parkway is 1.3km from the Ashtown Gate entrance to the Phoenix Park.

    Tara Street Station is 3km from Park Gate Street entrance to the Phoenix Park.

    Connolly Station is 3.5km from Park Gate Street entrance to the Phoenix Park.

    DART Services

    A special DART timetable will be in operation on Sunday 26th August. Extra services will be provided. The Papal Travel Card is valid on all DART services. Those wishing to travel by DART may also purchase their ticket on the day, use a valid season ticket or their leapcard. Large crowds are expected, it is advisable to allow plenty of time to queue for your ticket or purchase in advance.

    Details of the special timetable will be available soon on www.irishrail.ie if you require more information, visit: www.irishrail.ie call: 1850 366 222 Monday to Friday 09:00hrs to 18:00hrs or contact via twitter @irishrail.

    Nearest DART Stations to Phoenix Park

    Tara Street Station is 3km from Park Gate Street entrance to the Phoenix Park.

    Connolly Station is 3.5km from Park Gate Street entrance to the Phoenix Park.

  • By Car

    You can park your car in any of the Transport Hubs below (subject to availability) and take a bus/luas/train to the Phoenix Park. 

    UCD Belfield

    Park your car in UCD Belfield and take a Dublin Bus Shuttle Service to the Phoenix Park.  To use this Dublin Bus Shuttle service you will have to purchase a Papal Travel Ticket which is €2 for a child, €4 for an adult and €10 for a family ticket which is for 2 adults and up to 4 children under the age of 18. See details above to purchase the Papal Travel Ticket.  This will allow unlimited travel on all public transport modes in Dublin for the day.

    Parking at UCD will be on a first come first served basis and you will be directed to your parking spot by staff from UCD.  The parking at this site is being provided free of charge to those attending the mass in the Phoenix Park.

    Leopardstown Racecourse

    You can park your card at Leopardstown Racecourse and we will take you to the Phoenix Park by Luas.  To use the Luas Service you will have to purchase a Papal Travel Ticket which is €2 for a child, €4 for an adult and €10 for a family ticket which is for 2 adults and up to 4 children under the age of 18. See details above to purchase the Papal Travel Ticket. This ticket will allow unlimited travel on all public transport modes in Dublin for the day.

    Parking at Leopardstown will be on a first come first served basis and you will be directed to your parking by staff from Leopardstown. The parking at this site is being provided free of charge to those attending the mass in the Phoenix Park

    Maynooth University

    You can park your car and we will take you to the Phoenix Park by Train.  To use the Iarnrod Eireann services you will have to purchase a Papal Travel Ticket which is €2 for a child, €4 for an adult and €10 for a family ticket which is for 2 adults and up to 4 children under the age of 18. See details above to purchase the Papal Travel Ticket.  This ticket will allow unlimited travel on all public transport modes in Dublin for the day.

    Parking at Maynooth will be on a first come first served basis and you will be directed to your parking by staff from Maynooth. The parking at this site is being provided free of charge to those attending the mass in the Phoenix Park.

  • Walking & Cycling

    Use our cycle planner to plan your route to the Phoenix Park, please note that diversions will be in place along various routes on the 26th August – cycle planner. 

    The Just Eat dublinbikes Share scheme have stations all over Dublin, some of the stations closest to the Phoenix Park may be closed on the 26th of August (information on these will be available closer to the event), for more information visit the website www.dublinbikes.ie.

    For walking details use our Journey Planner and filter ‘Trip Options’ to Walking, again diversions will be in place which will be available closer to the event.

Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland