Travel Information and Visa Requirements
A valid passport (valid until after completion of the trip) is required when traveling to Ireland.
If you have not traveled to Europe or Ireland before, you can find information about travel, visas and other useful country facts on the Discover Ireland website.
Getting to Trim
Dublin International Airport is the nearest airport (40 minutes drive from Trim); for a list of airlines that fly into Dublin visit the Dublin Airport website by clicking here.
You should speak to your accommodation provider about getting to Trim as they may organise a transfer for you. Below is an outline of what’s available if you want to organise this yourself.
The bus to Trim from Dublin leaves from the central bus station in Dublin city. There are frequent bus services from the airport to this bus station run by Dublin Bus*, for details on time tables and fares, see here. From the central bus station (Busáras), you can take the no. 111 Bus Éireann bus to Trim, click here for a timetable.
*Dublin Bus has a useful information page on using buses in Dublin, which outlines the local customs when hailing a bus, and the finicky requirements regarding coins for paying your fare etc!
Taxis and Car services
There is a taxi rank at the airport; depending on the time you arrive, the fare to Trim is about €60 (there are different rates, depending on the time of day, the evening/night time rate is generally higher). There are also car services available, such as Trim Castle Cabs (a quick web search will show other options); these may be booked in advance for an airport pick up. Please contact these services directly for further information.
There are lots of car rental companies operating out of Dublin Airport, see here for a list; your airline may offer discounts for specific car rental operators, worth checking before you book something. Car rental may only be useful for shorter stays due to the cost. Also, make sure to check that your accommodation has (free!) car parking; street parking in Trim town is pay-and-display in some areas.