This post compares the different tourist attraction discount passes available in Dublin, including costs and how to use them. There is also a section devoted to bus tour combo packages.
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The following section will break down the differences between each Dublin tourist pass.
If you’re confused about how to use the pass or what it does, make sure to take a close look at our definitions for each pass type below.
This tourist pass will allow you to visit dozens of popular attractions for one flat price. Rather than paying for individual tickets, you will pay to use the pass for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days.
All-Inclusive passes offer the biggest opportunity for saving money on tours and attractions, but it also means you have to keep really busy to see those savings.
Technically speaking, this isn’t a tourist pass. With that said, this service will save you a lot of money if you want to get around Dublin with ease.
Although it does include a few free activities, the main feature of this pass is access to multiple forms of both public transit and hop-on-hop-off bus tours.
Even though it’s not a tourist pass, bus tour combo packages act like one and are a pretty good way to save money on popular activities in Dublin.
Each combo deal includes a hop-on-hop-off bus tour and admission to at least one additional attraction.
If you’re only interested in visiting specific locations in the city, this could be a great way to get a discount without purchasing an actual city pass.
In this section, we will give you details about how to use this pass, which attractions are included, and how much you will save.
We will also include a comparison between the all-inclusive pass and other discount options.
This is the main tourist pass offered in Dublin, and it includes more than 30 different tours and attractions for one low price.
Passes can be purchased for 1, 2, 3, or 5 consecutive days in a row.
There’s no need to purchase tickets in advance, so you can skip the ticket lines wherever you go. All you need to do is show your Dublin Pass at the door!
- Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
- Guinness Storehouse
- Jameson Distillery
- Teelings Distillery
- EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum
- Dublin Zoo
- Irish Rock n Roll Museum
- Aquazone Aquatic Centre
- National Wax Museum
- Little Museum of Dublin
- And More!
Prices (as of March 2022):
- 1-Day Pass: €70/Adults | €37/Children
- 2-Day Pass: €86/Adults | €49/Children
- 3-Day Pass: €99/Adults | €58/Children
- 5-Day Pass: €115/Adults | €67/Children
This tourist pass includes a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to receive a full refund if your plans change at any time during the first month after purchase.
In addition, you will have one year to activate the pass, giving you plenty of time to take advantage of the benefits.
If you’re looking for a discount on several different attractions, this is one of the best ways to save money while visiting Dublin.
That said, you can get discounts and even free admission to specific locations with both the Travel Pass and Bus Tour Combos.
Although the hop-on-hop-off bus tour offered by the Dublin Pass can be used to get around the city, anyone looking for more transportation options should definitely consider the alternatives.
This section will explain the important details about the Travel Pass.
In addition to covering how much it will cost and how to use it, we will also include a comparison to give you a sense of how this pass stacks up to similar services in Dublin.
The DoDublin Travel Card
Offered by the DoDublin bus tour company, this travel card includes access to their main hop-on-hop-off bus tours in addition to public buses and Airlink Express for a total of 72 hours.
All you need to do is show your card to the driver before getting on the bus and you’ll be ready to go.
Additionally, you will also receive free admission for a few additional activities. There is also free cancellation with at least 24 hours' notice.
- 3-Day DoDublin Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
- 3-Day Airlink Express Transportation
- 3-Day Public Dublin Bus Service
- Little Museum of Dublin Admission
- Free Dublin Walking Tour
Price: €35/Adults | €10/Children
If your main concern is getting around the city and seeing all of the most significant landmarks, this is a great deal.
It’s also nice that they offer both a walking tour and admission to the Little Museum of Dublin for free.
That said, there are a lot of places (like the Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson Distillery) that many visitors will probably want to see.
While the DoDublin hop-on-hop-off bus tour will take you to each location, you’ll have to pay separately for tickets to get inside.
Alternatively, you could use the hop-on-hop-off bus tour included with the Dublin Pass to get around the city and enjoy free admission to 30+ attractions.
The DoDublin Travel Card costs much less, but it doesn’t include as many services. Keep this in mind before deciding which pass to purchase.
When it comes to combo packages offered by bus tour companies, there’s really only one service to mention: DoDublin.
They provide a few different combination deals which include both their hop-on-hop-off bus tour and admission to one of four popular attractions:
- The Guinness Storehouse
- The Jameson Distillery
- The EPIC Museum
- The GPO Witness History Exhibition.
NOTE: Some hop-on-hop-off bus tour tickets include walking tours and other additional benefits. If you’re looking for alternatives to a city pass, make sure to check our post about finding the best Dublin Bus Tour for more information.