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vert bar Getting to the Gardens
Last updated: 6 December 2014
… by GPS
… by Google Maps
… by Car, Bike or on Foot
… by Bus
… getting to Kilmacurragh

The National Botanic Gardens lie just 3.5 kilometers north of Dublin city centre. there are three bus services that will get you to the Gardens, information for these, and driving routes are shown below.

Download this map as a pdf file with instructions to get to the Garden

GPS users
either use the garmin loc8 system with this code: NP7-57-F53
or input the following latitude 53.3717 and longitude -6.2696

Google Maps

Getting to the National Botanic Gardens in a larger map

By Bus:
4 ( Route Map Harristown, Ballymun, Botanic Ave., Phibsboro Shopping Centre, O'Connell St., Pembroke Rd., Blackrock, Stradbrook )
9 ( Route Map Limekiln Ave. South Circular Rd. O'Connell St. Botanic Rd. Beneavin Rd. Charlestown )
83 ( Route Map Kimmage {Sundrive road, Rathmines} / Harristown {Ballygall Road East})

For any other starting points in Dublin, use which is an excellent website showing you how to get between any two points in Dublin City, using a smart combination of Dublin Bus, Luas and DART routes.

By Car, Bike or on Foot:
From the south, or City centre: leave Dublin via the Drumcondra road (N1) and turn left at Botanic Avenue (Fagan's pub), just before crossing the river Tolka. At end of Botanic Avenue turn left at T-junction
ALTERNATIVELY, leave the city via Phibsborough, on the Finglas road (N2). Just after passing over the Royal Canal, follow the one way system around Hart's corner, turning right, then left onto Botanic Road. At the bottom of the hill turn left at the traffic lights. The Botanic Gardens are 100m past this junction and on the left.
Car parking facilities are available: Hours 1 and 2: €1 per hour; Hours 3 onwards: €2 per hour.