KBC Dublin Marathon
Dublin Marathon 2019 - Visitor Information
In 2019, the Dublin Marathon will again welcome Irish and international visitors as the iconic event celebrates its 40th year. Having sold out the initial entry limit in record time, the event managed to secure an additional 2000 entries which also sold out.
The Dublin Marathon will start at Fitzwilliam Street Upper on Sunday October 27th at 8:40am and will finish at Merrion Square North, also in the heart of the city. The stunning route passes by key city attractions including St. Stephen's Green, Christ Church Cathedral, Phoenix Park, Kilmainham Gaol, and many other attractions - some of which you can see on our hop on hop off tour!
Dublin Marathon Route information is available on the race website.
There will be diversions on the Hop On Hop Off Tour, and Airlink Express routes on marathon day.
Getting from Dublin Airport to the City
The Airlink Express service will bring you directly from the airport to Dublin City Centre via the Dublin Port Tunnel. The Airlink Express has two routes, the 747 and 757 that connect Dublin Airport with a number of popular Dublin locations including Merrion Square, O'Connell Street, St. Stephen's Green, Temple Bar, Camden Street and many more! You can also browse the internet during your journey, each Airlink bus is equipped with free Wi-Fi.
- Learn about the Airlink Express Routes and plan your journey in advance.
- Here's where you can find the Airlink Express service in Dublin Airport.
- Purchase tickets in advance and SAVE!
Getting from Dublin City to Dublin Marathon Race EXPO (RDS)
So, you have arrived in Dublin City Centre on the Airlink, now you need to collect your Dublin Marathon race pack before race day... Journey on Dublin Bus services to the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), you can catch the number 4 or number 7 bus from a variety of City Centre locations, including O'Connell Bridge and Merrion Square. Race numbers (race pack) will be available for collection at the Dublin Marathon EXPO in the Main Hall of the RDS on Friday 25th from 12 to 7pm and Saturday 26th between 9am and 7pm.
What to do Before the Race
REST! But there's so much to see and so much to explore in Ireland's Capital City. That said, you'll need to save your energy for the 26.2 miles to come... Why not rest your feet and discover the history, culture and architecture of Dublin on the city's original Hop on Hop off tour? See Europe's largest enclosed public park, the Phoenix Park, where you can view the home of the Irish President, learn about Kilmainham Gaol, the jail where Irish revolutionaries where incarcerated and executed after the rebellion known as The 1916 Rising or head to Merrion Square where you'll find The Natural History Musuem, The National Art Gallery and The Irish Houses of Government.
Getting Back to Dublin Airport
If you're planning on travelling via the Airlink Express bus to Dublin City, why not purchase an Airlink Express Return ticket? This ticket option includes a second trip on the Airlink Express service for the journey back to Dublin Airport.
The day after the race is a bank holiday in Dublin, the Airlink Express timetables will be slightly different from a regular Monday, the Airlink 747 & 757 will both be operating to a Sunday Service on Monday 28th October.
SAVE €6 by combining a round trip on the Airlink Express with a ticket for the DoDublin Hop on Hop off Tour! Learn more about this great option!