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The Go City Dublin Pass: Is It Worth It? (A 2024 Review)

The Go City Dublin Pass: Is It Worth It? (A 2024 Review)

The Go City Dublin Pass (buy it here) saves you money on Dublin’s top attractions.

Personally, I’m always skeptical about city passes, as many aren’t worth the hassle.

However, we’ve been recommending the Dublin City Pass to people for 3+ years now and the feedback has always been great.

In a nutshell, you buy the Dublin 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.

The best part? You can save between €25 and €70+ depending on how long you’re visiting County Dublin for.

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

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1. What it does

Similar to the Heritage Card, the Go City 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 €69 / child €44
  • 2-day Pass: Adult €94 / child €54
  • 3-day Pass: Adult €104 / child €59

3. How much you can save

In the guide below, we outline itineraries for spending 1 day in Dublin and 2 days in Dublin. With the Dublin City Pass, you’d save between €24.50 and €54.50. Scroll down to see how.

4. How it works

So, after you’ve bought your Dublin Pass here, it gets sent 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 think it’s worth it

Personally, I think that many of Dublin’s attractions are overpriced. Anything that can save you a few €€€ is worth considering. 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. See why below.

Dublin Pass attractions

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Photos courtesy Fionn McCann via Fáilte Ireland

When I first came across the Go 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)

OK, let’s take a few different examples to show how much you could save if you picked up a Go City Dublin Pass (buy yours here) for both a 1-day visit to Dublin and a 2-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 getting around Dublin via taxi or public transport.

Let’s say you got up nice and early and made a trip to Dublina (Viking museum) 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 (€69) you’d have saved €24.50 – 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 Go City 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 Go City Dublin Pass (€94), you’d have saved €54.50, which is a decent chunk of cash (buy yours here).

FAQs about the Dublin City Pass

go city dublin pass card

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

Is the Dublin Pass worth it?

If you look at it from solely a money-saving perspective then yes, the Dublin City Pass is worth it. If you’re spending 1-day in Dublin, it can save you €24.50. If you’re spending 2-days in Dublin, it can save you €54.50.

What does the Dublin Pass cost?

Although the Dublin City Pass cost seems to go up and down throughout the year, as of September 2023 it cost €69 for a 1-day pass, €94 for a 2-day pass and €104 for a 3 day pass (based on the price for an adult ticket).

What are the Dublin Pass attractions?

The Dublin Pass attractions include everywhere from Guinness HQ and the Jameson Distillary to 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin Zoo, Malahide Castle, Christ Church and plenty more.

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Monday 27th of March 2023

G'Day Keith - you're a legend. Thanks for doing so much legwork to ensure visitors like us (from Australia) have the best time and can save some euros to spend at the pub. We loved our last visit to Ireland - 29 years ago - people so friendly and helpful. You're doing a grand job of keeping up that fine tradition.

Keith O'Hara

Monday 27th of March 2023

Thanks Tony! Glad you found the site useful! Great to hear that a trip from 29 years ago still lives happily in your head!

All the best!


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