Getting to GECCO

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By Air

We recommend delegates fly to Dublin Airport.   
There are many low cost, direct flights to Dublin Airport from Europe (e.g. Ryanair).
Flights from 
If traveling from a destination not listed above try 
To get from Dublin Airport to the GECCO 2011 venue the simplest options are to either take a Taxi or the AirCoach
both of which will drop delegates at the door of the hotel. The Aircoach (to Leopardstown) leaves from outside the Arrivals Hall at Terminal 1 and 2. The journey costs €8 one-way or €14 return. A taxi from the airport costs around €25.  The GECCO 2011 Hotel (The Burlington) has more information on how to get there from the Airport, Ferry Ports and Train Stations. More information on getting from Dublin Airport to the City Centre

By Sea (From UK & France)
If traveling from the UK or mainland Europe an alternative mode of travel is by Car Ferry.
  • Ferries from UK to Ireland (Choose your destination as either Dublin City Port or DunLaoghaire)
  • Ferries from France to Ireland (Direct sailings are available to Rosslare from Cherbourg and Roscoff, else you can choose landbridge options through the UK)

When in Dublin
There are many options to get around Dublin, including walking, bicycle, taxi, bus, tram (LUAS) and train (DART).
This handy website will provide directions on how travelling around Dublin
The city centre is within easy walking distance (approx 15minutes to St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street). 
Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle with Dublin Bikes. Their website has a complete map of bike stations, and the GECCO map has useful GECCO bike stations. The closest to the Burlington Hotel is on the corner of Wilson Terrace at the Lower Lesson Street junction.  
Dublin Bus provide regular transport to/from the City Centre. Routes 10, 11A and 46A all pass in close proximity to the Burlington Hotel.
If you wish to venture further afield in and around Dublin, the Luas (tram) connects to some of the major suburbs, and the DART (local train) is a nice way to see Dublin Bay stretching from Howth in the North of the city to Bray and Greystones to the South of the City (actually in Co. Wicklow.....Mike has promised cycling tours of the Wicklow mountains to delegates who make it this far).

There is a handy webpage which calculates walking and cycling times within Dublin city.  A major tourist and shopping district in Dublin is beside St. Stephens Green, and this is under 1Km (0.6 miles) away (approximately 11 minutes walk) from the Burlington Hotel.