Busáras is the central bus station in Dublin, Ireland for Intercity and regional bus services operated by Bus Éireann. Busáras is also a stop on the Red Line of the Luas system, in Store Street just before the terminus at Dublin Connolly railway station. Áras Mhic Dhiarmada is the official name of the building, which also includes the headquarters of the Department of Social Protection. CIÉ, parent of Bus Éireann, rents the lower floors from the Department. Áras Mhic Dhiarmada is named after Seán Mac Diarmada, a leader of the Easter Rising in 1916.ArchitectureBusáras was designed by Michael Scott and his team of young architects and designers between 1945 and 1953. It was built against a background of public opposition which centred on the external appearance, function and excessive cost – over £1,000,000 before completion in 1953. Simultaneously loathed by some of the populace and loved by architectural purists, the building was designed in an International Modern style between 1945 and 1953. A number of the original fixtures and fittings designed by Scott still exist, including terrazzo floor tiles, and large timber wall panels.
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  • Busaras as the centre point of Ireland's bus network has been around a long time and has always been a horrible place. It is freezing cold and has loads of pigeons inside. Toilets are down dingy stair...  more »
  • Busaras is stabling suburban bus in the city, but also an important station on the LUAS, with its red line stop. From here you can take the tram to reach the main places of tourist attraction in the city. The stop is right behind the bus station, within which you can escape and pass the time by looking at the shops and eating a little something. Outside, waiting for the tram will never be too long and you'll know how long there is to wait, taking a look at the scoreboard. The stop is a coffee maker for ticketing. However, if you are staying in Dublin for several days, I recommend buying a Visitor Leap Card, which allows access to all public transport, including the AirLink, and is rechargeable. I also recommend downloading the app Journey Planner, to get around by public transport within the city. Simply enter your current location, indicate where you want to arrive and we will report what is the best public transport to take, how to get to the nearest stop, which stop get off and how to proceed on foot to reach the destination. Truly a perfect app, should exist throughout the world. No doubt about it, in Dublin public transport really work well and catch them is always a guarantee.
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  • Used them for college, not so good, hardly turn up on time and is pot luck whether you get a bus falling apart where seats hardly hanging on or a cramped modern bus with little to no legroom. IF you h...  more »
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