Getting There (Public Transportation) & Car Parks


Dublin Bus provides a wide choice of bus routes to and from the outskirts of the Phoenix Park. 

Bus stops are located at the following points outside the Park's walls:

To stop near Parkgate Street (Main Gate Entrance), Islandbridge Turnstile and Chapelizod Gate:

  • Route No. 25 - From Pearse St to Lucan (Dodsboro)Route No. 26 - From Pearse St to Palmerstown (Cherry Orchard)

To stop next to the North Circular Road Gate:

  • Route No. 46 A - From UCD Belfield to Phoenix Park - Infirmary Road - North Circular Road Gate

To stop on the Castleknock Road and enter the Phoenix Park through the Castleknock Gate:

  • Route No. 37 - From Hawkins St. to Blanchardstown Road South

To stop on the Navan Road and enter the Phoenix Park through the Ashtown Gate:

  • Route No. 37 - From Hawkins St. to Blanchardstown Road South
  • Route No. 38 - From Hawkins St. to Damastown
  • Route No. 39 - From Hawkins St. to Ongar
  • Route No. 70 - From Hawkins St. to Dunboyne

Rail and Luas

From Heuston Station it is a short walk to the Parkgate Street (Main Gate) entrance of the Park.

Rail - Regional and Commuter trains serve Heuston Station on a regular basis.

Luas - Heuston or Museum Stop on the Red Line (Connolly Station to Tallaght)

From Connolly Station commuter trains operate on a regular basis to Ashtown and Phoenix Park Train Stations, both of which are in close proximity to the Park.

Car Parks

Car parks are provided for visitors to the Park and are situated at the Papal Cross, the Lord's Walk and the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.  We request that visitors make use of these car parks and do not park on footpaths, bicycle lanes, double yellow lines or adjacent to junctions.

Car parks open at 10am.  The car park on the Lord's Walk, next to Dublin Zoo, closes at 8pm

Car Parking

In recent times, there has been an increase in dangerous and nuisance parking, exacerbated by commuter parking in all areas of the Park.  The Office of Public Works has the responsibility for managing the Park and have considered a number of options to try to control this problem, including clamping of vehicles and towing away.

It has been decided that an initial response will be the use of “sticky” panels which will be applied to the side back windows of cars, which are parked on double yellow lines, on junction boxes, traffic islands, footpaths or grass.

Phoenix Park Bike Hire

Phoenix Park Bikes are located just inside the main gate on Parkgate Street.  A wide range of bikes are designed to cater for all ages and the newly extended network of 14 kms of cycle trails make this a safe and enjoyable way for people to experience ad explore the Park.  The bike hire facility forms part of a number of measures recommended in the Phoenix Park Transportation Study, commissioned by the Office of Public Works.

For more information:

Telephone 087-379 9946



Twitter @BikesInThe Park

Car Break-Ins

The public should be vigilant wih regard to leaving personal property in their cars in the Phoenix Park as there have been a number of break-ins recently.

The Gardaí and Park Rangers are actively patrolling the Park and we advise the public not to leave any valuable items in their cars including their boots.

Please notify the Gardaí and/or the Park Ranger service if you notice any suspicious activity.

  • Cabra Gardaí - Tel. 01 666 7400
  • Park Rangers - Tel. 087-2289688/98

Your vigilance and support is appreciated. 

M. Gormley,
Chief Park Superintendent,
Phoenix Park.

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