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🚨 Atalanta and Leverkusen supporters

If you’re an Atalanta or Leverkusen fan, head to your supporters’ page for specific matchday travel and other key information you’ll need for the final.

🗺️ Know before you go

Entry requirements 🛂

Take the time to check the entry requirements into the Republic of Ireland and make sure you have all the relevant valid documents before travelling to the UEFA Europa League final:

➡️ Coming from an EU country

You will be required to present a valid passport or a valid national identity card on entry as the Republic of Ireland is not part of the Schengen Area. UK citizens can use official photo identification to enter Ireland.

➡️ Entering from outside of these areas

You will need a valid passport and to go through border control. Your passport must be valid up to the return date of your trip from the Republic of Ireland.

You may need a visa to enter the Republic of Ireland. Visit the Irish Immigration Travel Path tool for more information regarding your requirements for entering the country.

Good to know: If you are transiting through Northern Ireland (e.g., Belfast) from the EU, you will need a passport. There are no border checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Helpful tips before packing 🧳

🔋 You might need a travel adaptor – the plugs are different to the ones in mainland Europe.
💶 The local currency is the euro. Debit and credit cards are widely accepted across the Republic of Ireland. ATMs are also abundant, although these often charge fees so you may like to consider obtaining cash before you get to Dublin.
🛜 EU residents enjoy free roaming charges in the Republic of Ireland. If you’re coming from elsewhere, check charges with your service provider. You’ll often be able to connect to free Wi-Fi in pubs, restaurants and museums.

🍀 Getting to Dublin

By air ✈️

Dublin Airport (DUB) is the city's main international airport. It is located 7km north from the city centre and has numerous direct flights to and from most major cities across Europe. From the airport, you can easily access the city centre in less than an hour.

Check out your options on the airport website.

There are also other airports you can fly into on your journey to Dublin:

  • Belfast International Airport: There is a direct bus service to Dublin. Find more on the airport website.
  • Belfast City Airport: Shuttle Buses connect to Belfast city centre. From there, you can hop on a bus or a train to reach Dublin.
  • Shannon Airport: A regular bus service operates every hour connecting the airport and Limerick, where buses and trains take you directly to Dublin.
  • Cork Airport: Bus services run between the airport and Cork city centre. There are trains every hour and buses every 30 minutes from there to Dublin.

By sea ⛴️

Ireland is an island, so find your sea legs and hop on a ferry – it’s certainly the most adventurous way to get there! Dublin Port is the destination for the arrivals of cruise and ferry passengers and is located just 3km from the city centre. There are multiple daily ferries connecting Dublin with the UK. Services from mainland Europe are also available to Dublin, Rosslare and Cork.

Check this site to find ferry operators.

From Dublin Port, use the 53 Dublin Bus route to reach the city centre. Public transport is free on matchday for ticket holders – just show your mobile ticket to the bus driver.

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By train 🚄

Three main stations located in the centre of Dublin have long-distance train connections from other cities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland:

Connolly Station: Belfast (Northern Ireland), Rosslare, Wexford and Sligo
Heuston Station: Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Galway, Mayo and Kerry
Pearse Station: Wexford and Rosslare

Use the Irish Rail website for additional information.

By car 🚗

Travelling to Dublin by car is not recommended. Please note that Dublin Arena will not provide parking for private vehicles during the final. There may be road closures around the Fan Festival, stadium and main sights, and parking options in the city will be limited. It is strongly advised to consider alternatives to driving to Dublin.

Key distances & timings ⏳

Dublin Airport to stadium
15km | 1h via public transport 🚌🚃

Dublin Airport to city centre / Fan Festival
15km | 45min via bus 🚌

City centre / Fan Festival to stadium
3.5km | 40-min walk 🚶🏼

All timings are approximate. Allow additional time when travelling during busy hours as journeys may take longer.

Download the area map

🏙️ Getting around Dublin

Visit Atalanta and Leverkusen supporters’ pages for the recommended route from your Fan Meeting Point to the stadium, so you can enjoy pre-match celebrations and join other fans as you head to the game.

Walking 🚶🏼‍♀️

Walking around Dublin is incredibly convenient and a hassle-free way to explore the city. The compact layout and flat terrain make navigation a breeze for everyone. Whether you’re checking out the main sights, visiting the Fan Festival or going to the stadium, Dublin’s walkable and accessible streets are a very efficient way to experience the city’s charm without the need for additional transportation.

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By public transport 🚇

Dublin’s public transport network is composed of extensive train, tram and bus connections that get you anywhere in and around the city. If you’re staying in Dublin for more than a few hours, think of getting a Leap Card, a pre-paid smart card that will give you unlimited travel on Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) trains, city buses and Luas trams for a chosen time period (1, 3 or 7 days).

All match ticket holders are eligible to use public transport for free on matchday within the greater Dublin area! Travel is free on the following services:

  • DART
  • Commuter Rail
  • Dublin Bus
  • LUAS
  • Go-Ahead Ireland
  • Bus Eireann

📲 All you need to do is present your mobile ticket on the UEFA Mobile Tickets app to the driver when boarding a bus, to the staff at train station entrances or to ticket inspectors when requested.

Check out the official timetables and plan your journey ahead of time.

💡 Good to know: You can travel with a valid Leap Card to and from the airport.

By bike 🚴🏼

Cycling is a fun and flexible way to discover Dublin and visit the spots you want to see at your own pace. As a visitor, you can use one of the world’s most successful bike-sharing schemes which has over 1,600 bikes (including e-bikes) available in more than 100 stations across the city. Alternatively, you can do one of the many organised bike tours around Dublin.

By taxi 🚕

There are two types of taxis in Dublin: licensed taxis and hackney cabs. It’s easy to flag down a licensed taxi in the central areas of the city, while a hackney cab must be pre-booked.

Licensed taxis can be recognised by the illuminated yellow and black taxi sign on the roof of the car. Fares are calculated using a taximeter.

Visit the official website for additional information about taxi travel.

Download the city map

🏟️ Getting to the stadium

No matter where you are in the city of Dublin, walking is the easiest way to get to Dublin Arena.

Use the stadium entrance indicated on your mobile ticket ⚠️

Check your match ticket to see which colour-coded entrance you must enter through. Find out the best way to get to your entrance using the map below!

🔵 Blue route (Gates V, W, X, Y & Z)
Access via Shelbourne Road and the Podium entrance, north-west of the stadium

🟠 Orange route (Gate F)
Access via Shelbourne Road and Lansdowne Lane junction, west of the stadium

🟢 Green route (Gates A2, B, C, E, R & Q)
Access via Shelbourne Road and Lansdowne Road junction, south-west of the stadium

🔴 Red route (Gates I, K, L & M)
Access via Bath Avenue, north-east of the stadium

🟣 Purple route (Gates A1, A2, M, N & O)
Access via Newbridge Ave, south-east of the stadium

Download the map

By public transport ➡️ Lansdowne Road station closed from 16:00 on matchday ⛔

Ticket holders in Dublin are entitled to free public transport on matchday. Simply show your mobile ticket on the UEFA Mobile Tickets app when entering the bus or train station. Remember that the Lansdowne Road DART station will be closed. You’ll need to get off at the stop before or after depending on the entrance colour displayed on your mobile ticket:

🔴🔵🟠 Red, Blue or Orange entrances: Get off at Grand Canal Dock.
🟢🟣 Green or Purple entrances: Get off at Sandymount.

Minimise the impact of any transport delays by travelling early.

By taxi 🚖

Road closures and travel disruptions are likely to affect your journey. We do not recommend taking a taxi to Dublin Arena, as there won't be any taxi drop-off and pick-up points near the stadium.

Important 💡

No tickets will be available for sale at the stadium. Do not travel to the stadium on matchday without a valid match ticket, as you will not be able to access the stadium or any facilities in the area.

👋 Leaving the stadium

With a 20:00 kick-off and the trophy ceremony after the final, you can expect the celebrations at the stadium to conclude at 22:30. If there’s extra time or penalties, expect the action on the pitch to continue until 23:15.

As you know, football is unpredictable, and things can always change. These times should be considered estimates.

Public transport will still be in operation after the match, but walking back will be the most effective way for you to reach the city centre.