Find Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park is easily accessible. The Visitor Centre is around six kilometres away from Dublin City Centre, and is just ten minutes from the M50 (exit 6), or twenty minutes from Dublin Airport.
Dublin Bus provides a wide choice of bus routes to and from the outskirts of the Phoenix Park. Please check the Dublin Bus website for up to date information; route are displayed in full there by number. 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, use bus route numbers 25 and 26.
To stop next to the North Circular Road Gate, use bus route number 46A.
To stop on the Castleknock Road and enter the Phoenix Park through the Castleknock Gate, use bus route number 37.
To stop on the Navan Road and enter the Phoenix Park through the Ashtown Gate, use bus route numbers 37, 38, 39, and 70.
By Train or Tram
Heuston Station is a short walk to the Parkgate Street (Main Gate) entrance of the Park, and is regularly served by both regional and commuter trains. 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. Check the Iarnród Éireann website for up to date information.
Use the Red Line for tram travel to the Phoenix Park, and get off at either the Museum or Heuston Station stop. Check the Luas website for up to date information.
You may find some of these maps of interest when planning your visit to the Park.
Phoenix Park Bikes are located just inside the main gate on Parkgate Street. A wide range of bikes that are designed to cater for all ages, and the newly extended network of fourteen 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.
There is bicycle parking available in the car park of the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre
Car parks and car parking spaces are provided for visitors to the Park. All car parks are closed one hour before dark, except for the two car parks on the Upper Glen Road and inside Knockmaroon Gate, which are open twenty-four hours a day. The car parks are situated at the following areas:
- Papal Cross – opens at 8.30am
- The Lord’s Walk, next to Dublin Zoo – opens at 9.45am
- Phoenix Park Visitor Centre – opens at 7.30am
- Soccer Pavilions on Military Road – opens at 8.30am
- Civil Service Cricket Club off Chesterfield Avenue – opens at 9.45am
- Phoenix Cricket Club off Chesterfield Avenue – opens at 9.45am
- Upper Glen Road – open 24 hours
- Knockmaroon car park, inside Knockmaroon Gate – open 24 hours
There are lots of car parking spaces available behind Dublin Zoo, along the North (Back) Road, which are accessible via North (Back) Road West. These spaces are available from directly inside Cabra Gate and run up to Garda HQ. Motorists wishing to avail of these spaces may enter the Park through either Cabra or Ashtown Gate and then turn left.
For those wishing to Park close to Chesterfield Avenue, there are a large number of parking spaces available on the Upper Furze Road. This is located between the Phoenix and Mountjoy roundabouts and is next to, and accessible from, Chesterfield Avenue. There is also parking available at the two cricket grounds and the large car park next to Dublin Zoo.
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. Please see map below for locations.
The public should be vigilant with 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 car boots. Please notify the Gardaí and/or the Park Ranger service if you notice any suspicious activity. You can call Cabra Gardaí on 01 666 7400 or get in touch with our Park Rangers on 087-2289688/98. Your vigilance and support is appreciated.
We are committed to making the Phoenix Park as accessible as possible. Please get in contact with us if we can assist in any way. We hope you find the below information useful in planning your visit.
We wish to advise there are designated accessible car parking spaces available in the Park, please find map on the right hand side of this page, as well as wheelchair ramps. Due to the nature of the site, level access is not always possible, and there are steep slopes in some places, particularly by the Wellington Testimonial.
The Visitor Centre offers designated car parking spaces, wheelchair accessibility, universal access toilets, a lift and facilities at reception to store buggies or prams if needed.
For those attending organised tours of Áras an Uachtaráin, there is designated car parking, wheelchair accessibility, universal access toilets, a lift and some rooms also have induction loop facilities. Buggies and prams can be stored, but not always at the reception area. Please note these facilities are only available to invited guests.