Travel Plans for Papal Mass

Leave your car at home,
public or private coaches will
minimise the walking. There is no car
park near the venue where pilgrims
will be able to park up and walk to
the event. While the event organisers
have secured additional car parking
for this event, these car spaces are for those availing of Park & Ride
facilities (more information below).
Garda Superintendent Thomas Murphy explained: “This is
the largest event Ireland has organised in nearly 40 years. It simply
will not be possible to accommodate all the people who have
indicated they want to travel by car to the Mass. Therefore we are
urging people to go by train, bus, coach or Luas to this event. While
walking is inevitable, you will minimise your walk by taking public
transport or private coaches.”
An Garda Síochána are urging the following:
• Leave your car at home
• Take public transport or use private coaches
• If travelling within Dublin walk to the transport hubs
• Be prepared to walk, and wear suitable footwear
If you have a ticket for the Phoenix Park, you will be
allowed to travel for free within Dublin on the day of the event.
There is an extensive range of public transport options available to
get to and from the Phoenix Park, including:

Irish Rail are offering

Sligo Services

  • 06:55hrs, 09:00hrs and 11:00hrs Sligo to Dublin Connolly
  • 16:00hrs, 17:10hrs, 18:30hrs and 19:10hrs Dublin Connolly to Sligo


Galway Services calling to Athlone

  • 07:10hrs, 08:05hrs and 11:00hrs Galway to Dublin Heuston
  • 16:35hrs, 18:45hrs, 19:15hrs and 20:30hrs Dublin Heuston to Galway
  • Westport Services calling to Athlone

      • 06:00hrs Athlone to Claremorris
      • 06:00hrs and 07:40hrs Ballina to Manulla Junction
      • 06:10hrs Westport to Claremorris
      • 07:50hrs Westport to Dublin Heuston
      • 13:35hrs Claremorris to Athlone
      • 14:00hrs Claremorris to Westport/Ballina
      • 18:30hrs Dublin Heuston to Westport/Ballina

• Free travel on all public transport within Dublin for
Sunday 26 August.
• 250,000 journeys available from Iarnród Éireann across
Intercity, DART and Commuter services.
• Bus Éireann will be operating a weekday service
throughout the country to bring people to the event. In excess of
30,000 passenger journeys can be made on the day on Bus Éireann.
• Dublin Bus have created 7 dedicated Papal transport
hubs which will take you close to the gates of the park. Almost
1,000 Dublin Buses will be available to get people to and from the
Mass and over 400,000 journeys will be provided.

• Special Park & Ride hubs have been created where
people can park up and then take public transport to and from
the event. These are Leopardstown Racecourse (Luas), UCD
Belfield (Dublin Bus), Maynooth University (train) and
Fairyhouse Racecourse (train).
• The LUAS Red and Green line will be operating a 6-10
minute frequency throughout the day. • There will be a LUAS Stop operating at the
Leopardstown racecourse for the first time.
• • Translink will be offering dedicated rail and bus services
for the event to and from Northern Ireland.