Photo credit: Dara Munnis
Longitude Festival returns to Marlay Park, Dublin this weekend (Friday 13th-Sunday 15th July). The three-day festival features a mix of international acts like Solange, Post Malone and Travis Scott plus rising Irish stars such as Mango X Mathman, Laoise and Ciara Brady.
If you’re not sure how to get to Marlay Park, fret no more as we have everything you need to know.
Expect delays on all routes to the festival site so avoid frustration and give yourself lots of time to make your way there. Gates open at 1:30pm so don’t leave it until the middle of rush hour traffic if you can avoid it.
We recommend that you use public transport but keep in mind that these services will be very busy particularly at peak times.
The following Dublin Bus routes serve the Grange Rd entrances of Marlay Park.
The Dublin Bus routes below serve Ballinteer shopping centre, which is around 20 minutes’ walk from the festival site:
Timetables and real-time info are available from the Dublin Bus website and mobile app.
The closest Luas stations are Ballaly and Dundrum on the Green Line, but you will have to walk for about half an hour to the Marlay Park. You can check the Luas website for routes and timetables.
Marathon Travel are running shuttle buses to Longitude from Custom House Quay in Dublin city centre. The buses leave every half hour between 1pm and 6pm inclusive, and can be booked in advance from the Marathon website. Return buses will depart from 10:30pm until midnight each evening and will work on a first come, first served basis.
Kelly Travel are running buses from Cork (departs 9am, goes via Mitchelstown, Cahir and Portlaoise), Tipperary (departs 10am, goes via Cashel and Portlaoise), Limerick (departs 10am, goes via Pallasgreen, Nenagh and Roscrea), Ennis (departs 9am, goes via Shannon) and Birr (Saturday only, departs 10am, goes via Tullamore and Kilbeggan). Book here.
Travelmaster’s services leave Patrick’s Quay in Cork at 9am each day and make several pick-ups along the way – check their website for a full list and to book.
Fans in the west can book with Galway Bus Hire – their service leaves Galway Cathedral at 10am each day and can be booked here.
Alternatively, Irish Concert Travel are running buses for all three days from Sligo (departs 9:30am, goes via Carrick on Shannon, Longford and Mullingar), Castlebar (departs 9am, goes via Claremorris, Castlerea, Roscommon and Athlone) and Galway (departs 10:30am, goes via Galway Plaza). Full details and online booking are available here.
If you’re coming from Belfast, Translink are running a direct service to the festival each day, leaving at 12:30pm. The return buses leave at 11pm – make sure to check the departure point with the driver on arrival at Marlay Park. More info here.
Buses To Concerts are also running a service from Belfast, with pick-ups in Lisburn, Banbridge and Newry. The buses leave Belfast at 12pm each day of the festival, and they leave 30 minutes after the end of each day’s concert. Book here.
There will be a taxi pick-up area at Supervalu on Ballinteer Ave which is around 20 minutes by foot from the Grange Park entrance.
Traffic will be very heavy in the area so if you do decide to drive, Gardaí advise you to give yourself at least three extra hours travel time to and from the venue. Parking is available off College Rd in Marlay Park from 12:30pm. Here are the best routes:
Drive via Harold’s Cross Rd, Terenure Rd North, Rathfarnham Rd, Grange Rd and College Rd. Alternatively, use Ranelagh Rd, Milltown Rd, Dundrum Rd, Wyckham Way, Ballinteer Ave, Grange Rd and College Rd.
Exit the M50 at J12 Firhouse and follow Scholarstown Rd, Taylor’s Lane, turn right onto Whitechurch Rd and then left onto College Rd. Entrance to the car parks is off College Rd.
ACCESSIBLE CAR PARKING
The festival can issue you with a pass to the disabled car park, which is the closest car park to the site. Spaces will be available to attendees who have pre-registered to use the facility. Car parking passes will not be issued until approx. one week prior to the festival.
To arrange access, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0818 903001 (from ROI), 0333 321 9996 (from UK including NI) or 00 353 818 903001 (from anywhere else).
AA Membership is available for as little as €8.25 per month and offers 24/7 emergency cover so we’ll never see you stuck. See here for more.
Written by Esther O’Moore Donohoe and Chris Jones