This is excellent possibility of cheap and convenient travel of the Dublin Bay region to observe the Ireland's nature and the life in seaside suburbs.
The Dublin Bay Hopper train leaves from the Dublin Connolly train station at 09:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00 and goes to Bray, County Wicklow. You can use the Dublin Bay Hopper to get to any destination shown on the map, explore the surrounding and continue head in a couple of hours. The last Hopper train returns to Dublin Connolly train station at 17:00. However, you can take the Dublin Bay Hopper train ticket and freely use the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) trains; they run every few minutes on Saturdays and on Sundays. Hop-in and hop-off in any station and stay there as long as you want.
The Dublin Bay Hopper train stops:
- Connolly Station – train station in Dublin and the starting point of the route.
- Tara Street – the next train station in Dublin.
- Pearse Station – the next stop, still in Dublin.
- Grand Canal Dock – part of the city near the centre of Dublin with docks and a port.
- Landsdowne Road – Dublin train station near the Aviva football stadium.
- Sandymount – Dublin coastal suburb. There was a village already in the 18th century; you can explore old swimming baths, piers and Martello towers there.
- Blackrock – Dublin suburb and a former fisherman village with historic buildings and scenic coastal area.
- Dun Laoghaire – suburban seaside town and formerly a major port of entry from Britain.
- Dalkey – suburb of Dublin and seaside resort. It was founded as a Viking settlement and became an important port during the medieval times.
- Killiney – a seaside suburb with one of the most beautiful walks to the Killiney (Dalkey) hill in the South Dublin. You can also visit a park, the local Martello tower or the ruins of church, for instance.
- Bray – the last stop on the route and the city of County Wicklow with long coastal zone and remarcable history.