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The Dublin Pass: An Easy Way To Save Money On The Most Popular Attractions In Dublin

The Dublin Pass: An Easy Way To Save Money On The Most Popular Attractions In Dublin

Similar to the Heritage Card, the Dublin Pass (buy it here) is a handy way to save money during your trip to Ireland.

Now, I’m always skeptical when I hear of passes like this because, let’s be honest, many of them aren’t worth the hassle.

However, it turns out the Dublin Pass is, and it can save you between €23.50 and €62.50, depending on how long you’re visiting County Dublin for.

In a nutshell, you buy the Dublin City Pass for a set price and it gives you access to many of the most popular Dublin attractions, like the Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson Distillery.

Some quick need-to-knows before buying the Dublin Pass

Dublin City Pass

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1. What it does

The Dublin Pass is a sightseeing card that gives you entry to over thirty of the top attractions in Dublin, including the Guinness Storehouse, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Christ Church Cathedral.

2. How much it costs

The Dublin Pass has a number of different price options, depending on how long you want it for. Here’s a breakdown:

  • 1-day Pass: Adult €70 / child €37
  • 2-day Pass: Adult €86 / child €49
  • 3-day Pass: Adult €99 / child €58

3. How much you can save

Let’s say you’re spending 2 days in Dublin and you visited the Guinness Storehouse, EPIC, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, the GPO and then you did the hop-on hop-off bus tour, too. This would cost you €110.50 without the pass and €86 with it – a saving of €24.50. Not bad. See more on savings below.

4. How it works

So, after you’ve bought your Dublin Pass here, you’ll get it emailed straight to your inbox. You can then decided on the places you want to visit. For some, you can walk straight up while for others, like the Guinness Storehouse, you’ll need to book in advance.

5. Why I’m for it

Personally, I think that some of Dublin’s attractions are overpriced. Anything that can save you a few bob is worth a look. After spending a lot of time reviewing the Dublin Pass, I think it’s a great money-saver, once you’re spending at least 24 hours in Dublin and you fancy seeing as much as you can, the chances are you’ll save money by buying the Dublin Pass.

Dublin Pass attractions

Christ Church Cathedral tour

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When I first came across the Dublin City Pass I assumed that it’d only be the smaller tourist attractions in Dublin that would be taking part, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.

The Dublin Pass gives you access to some of the biggest attractions in the capital, like the EPIC Museum, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, the Jameson Distillery, the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre and plenty more.

Here’s a full list of the Dublin Pass attractions that you can visit:

How much you could save (2 sample itineraries)

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OK, let’s take a few different examples to show how much you could save if you picked up a Dublin Pass (buy yours here) for both a one-day visit to Dublin and a two-day visit to Dublin.

Now, you can also get 3 and 5-day passes, but the chances of you spending that long in Dublin are probably reasonably slim.

How much you’d save over 24 hours in Dublin

OK, so you’re in Dublin for 24 hours and you fancy seeing a good chunk of what the city has to offer. You’re on a budget and you want to stay in the city to avoid taxis or public transport.

Let’s say you got up nice and early and made a trip to Dublina (for a Viking buzz) first thing followed by a visit to Dublin Castle. You then walked down the quays to the EPIC museum and had a nosey around there.

Then you had lunch and chilled for a bit before heading to the GPO to do the Witness History tour.

  • Dublina (usually costs €12)
  • Dublin Castle (free)
  • EPIC Museum (usually costs €16.50)
  • Jameson Distillery Bow St. (usually costs €25)
  • GPO Witness History Visitor Centre (usually costs €14)
  • Guinness Storehouse (usually costs €26)

If you visited all of the attractions above, it’d cost you over the day €93.50. If you had bought the one-day Dublin Pass (€70) you’d have saved €23.50 – the price of several pints (or dinner) in one of the many pubs in Dublin.

How much you’d save over 48 hours in Dublin

OK, so you’re spending a weekend in Dublin. Here’s where you’ll really save a few quid with the Dublin Pass. Let’s say that, over the two days, you followed an itinerary similar to the one below.

Day 1

  • Christ Church Cathedral (usually costs €8)
  • Dublina (usually costs €12)
  • Dublin Castle (free)
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral (usually costs €8)
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum (usually costs €16.50)
  • Jameson Distillery Bow St. Tour (usually costs €25)

Day 2

  • GPO Witness History Visitor Centre (usually costs €14)
  • Guinness Storehouse (usually costs €26)
  • Dublin Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour (usually costs €29)
  • The Little Museum of Dublin (usually costs €10)

If you visited each of the attractions above over a weekend, you’d fork out €148.50. If you had bought the 2-day Dublin Pass (€86), you’d have saved €62.50, which is a decent chunk of cash (buy yours here).

FAQs about the Dublin City Pass

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘How much is the Dublin City Pass?’ to ‘Is it actually worth buying?’.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

How much can I save with the Dublin Pass?

If you follow one of the itineraries above, you can save you between €23.50 and €62.50 by using the Dublin City Pass.

What attractions are included in the Dublin City Pass?

The Dublin Pass attractions include the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin Zoo, Dublin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and more (see above).

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