IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
27–31 May 2024 // Dublin, Ireland

Know you go Dublin

Good to know before you go to Dublin

Local Time

The local time zone is GMT + 01.00 (April - October) or GMT + 00.00 (November - March).

Weather in May on Average

Dublin tends to be mild in May with average highs of 15° C (59° F) and average lows of 9° C (48° F). Days are long and bright. Rain and wind are not uncommon.

Visitor Information

Transportation from Dublin Airport

The ICBC 2024 is held at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), which locates in Dublin city centre. You can travel from Dublin airport to TCD by bus or taxi.

Transportation from Dublin Airport

The ICBC 2024 is held at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), which locates in Dublin city centre. You can travel from Dublin airport to TCD by bus or taxi.

  • By Bus:

Please refer to the airport bus stop map for more details.

  • Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus is the city’s public bus operator. The routes No.16 and No.41 run from Zone 15 outside Dublin Airport Terminal 1. Please note these buses have a limited capacity for luggage storage.

No. 16 bus operates between 6am-11:30pm Monday to Saturday, and 8am-11:30pm on Sundays and Irish public holidays. You should hop off at O’Connell Street bus stop in the city centre and take a few minutes’ walk to TCD.

No. 41 bus runs 24 hours each day of the week, including weekends. It finishes near O’Connell Street where to hop off and walk a few minutes to TCD.

Payment can be made in coins (exact fare) to the bus driver or by purchasing pre-paid tickets using the TFI GO app. Unfortunately, bank cards and digital payment methods are not currently accepted. The bus fare is around €3. Dublin Airport to city centre journey times vary depending on traffic conditions but can take around 40 minutes.

  • Aircoach

Aircoach operates several bus routes into Dublin city centre. Its service has stops at Zone 2, Terminal 1 and Zone 20, Dublin Airport Terminal 2.

No.700 bus route stops at city centre locations, including O’Connell Street and Trinity. It operates 24 hours a day, with buses departing every 15 minutes at peak times.

No.702 and No.703 buses also go through the city. The nearest stop to TCD is Grand Canal (Cardiff Lane): opposite Clayton Hotel. It then takes 15 minutes to walk to TCD college. No.702 runs between 6:05am-08:05pm. No.703 operates from 03:35am-11:35pm.

One-way fares differ depending on your stop, but a trip into the city centre will cost around €7. Tickets can be purchased at the Aircoach departure points outside the airport terminals or from the bus driver using a bank card, Apple / Google Pay, or cash. However, we recommend pre-booking your ticket online at:

Journey time will depend on traffic congestion, but it is usually 30 minutes to the city centre.

  • Dublin Express

Dublin Express operates premium coaches between Dublin Airport and more than 15 stops in the city centre, including iconic spots such as Temple Bar, Trinity College, and O’Connell Street.

The Dublin Express buses run from Zone 1 outside Terminal 1 and Zone 21 outside Terminal 2Buses operate between 03:05am-12:35am, seven days a week. The standard one-way fare to the city centre is €8. You can purchase tickets at terminal bus stops using bank card or Apple / Google Pay (cash is not accepted), but we recommend pre-booking your ticket online:

The journey time will depend on traffic conditions and other travel factors, but it is usually 30 minutes to the city centre.

  • By Taxi:

To get a taxi from Dublin Airport, follow the signs from inside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to the official Dublin taxi ranks outside each building. A dispatcher is available at taxi ranks if you require any assistance. All licensed taxis are obliged to display passenger rights and fare calculations on the taxi meter in the front and back of the vehicle. Driver identification cards must also be in clear view of passengers.

It approximately costs €25-€35 from Dublin airport to TCD while taxi fare rates vary depending on the day, time, route taken, traffic congestion and other factors.

The app FreeNow is one of the more commonly used apps in Ireland, so we recommend downloading that if you want to pre-book a taxi.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Police/Fire/Ambulance: 999 or 112


There are many pharmacies in Dublin usually running 9am – 6pm. Only a few close late at 9pm.


Wi-Fi is widely available throughout Dublin and especially in shopping malls, cafes, and the airport, where it is provided free of charge.

SIM Card

Ther are SIM Local vending machines in both Dublin airport Terminals 1 and 2. You can also get a SIM card in the city from the operators stores. The major SIM card suppliers are:

  • Three
  • Vodafone
  • Eir
  • Tesco




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