Dublin Pass 2024

On this page we provide information about the Dublin Pass from Go City. We are a partner of Go City and answer the following questions:

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Dublin Pass: Quick overview

There are two variants of the Dublin Pass:

Dublin Pass from Go City

1) Dublin All Inclusive Pass

  • Visit as many attractions as you like
  • Choose from 40+ attractions (show all)
  • Validity: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days
  • Digital ticket for your mobile phone
  • Digital travel guide included

Some top attractions: Hop-on hop-off bus, Little Museum of Dublin, EPIC Museum, St Patrick's Cathedral, Game of Thrones studio tour, Jameson Distillery, Guinness Storehouse ...

Price: from EUR 79.00 to EUR 164.00 - depending on the period of validity

Dublin Pass from Go City

2) Dublin Explorer Pass

  • Visit 3, 4, 5 or 7 attractions
  • Choose from 40+ attractions (show all)
  • Validity: 60 days
  • Digital ticket for your mobile phone
  • Digital travel guide included

Some top attractions: Hop-on hop-off bus, city tour by night (exclusive with Explorer Pass), Little Museum of Dublin, EPIC Museum, St Patrick's Cathedral, Game of Thrones studio tour, Jameson Distillery, Guinness Storehouse ...

Price: from 79.00 EUR to 134.00 EUR - depending on the number of attractions

How the Dublin Pass works

The Dublin Pass is a product of the Go City company. It is actually two products that function differently: the All Inclusive Pass and the Explorer Pass.

1) Dublin All Inclusive Pass: This pass gives you a choice of around 40 attractions. You can enjoy as many attractions as you like on 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive calendar days. The only restriction is the validity period of the pass. The more attractions you visit, the more worthwhile the All Inclusive Pass.

2) Dublin Explorer Pass: This pass also gives you a choice of around 40 attractions, but you can only visit 3, 4, 5 or 7 attractions. The validity period is very long at 60 days. The more expensive attractions you visit, the more worthwhile the Explorer Pass.

The most important offers include

  • Admission to Dublin Castle, St Patrick's Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral
  • Admission to the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, Teeling Whiskey Distillery
  • Top museums: Little Museum of Dublin, EPIC Museum, Rock'n'Roll Museum, Wax Museum
  • Game of Thrones Studio Tour
  • 1 day hop-on hop-off bus
  • City tour by bus at night (only Explorer Pass)
  • Coastal tour with Big Bus Dublin

After purchase, you will receive all information and the pass itself by email. The Dublin City Pass is a purely digital product.

Unfortunately, you cannot avoid the queues, but must collect your free ticket at the ticket office of the respective attraction. Reservations are required for some tours.

Dublin Pass: This is included

The Dublin Pass from Go City includes more than 40 attractions that you can visit without having to buy additional tickets. These include popular sights, numerous museums, a city tour by bus, whiskey distilleries and excursions into the Dublin countryside.

Some of these offers are only included in the All Inclusive Pass, others only in the Explorer Pass. However, most attractions can be visited with both Dublin Passes.

Dublin Pass: St Patrick's Cathedral
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Museums with the Dublin Pass

With the Dublin City Pass you can visit some popular museums:

  • EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum
  • The Little Museum of Dublin
  • Irish Rock'n'Roll Museum
  • National Wax Museum
  • Irish National Gallery (All Inclusive Pass only)
  • GPO Museum
  • National Museum of Ireland (All Inclusive Pass only)
  • ….

You can also visit other museums (Show all attractions). You can visit all museums at any time during the validity period of the Dublin Pass. No reservation is necessary.

Attractions with the Dublin Pass

You can visit the following attractions with the pass without additional tickets:

  • Dublin Castle
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Dublinia
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Game of Thrones studio tour (without transfer)
  • Sailing ship Jeanie Johnston
  • … (Show all attractions)

You can visit all attractions at any time during the validity period of the Dublin Pass. No reservation is necessary.

Breweries & Distilleries

Ireland is famous for its distilleries and breweries. Many well-known distilleries are located in Dublin and can be visited with the Dublin Pass. A guided tour is often included:

  • Guinness Storehouse (self-guided tour)
  • Jameson Distillery (guided tour)
  • Teeling Whiskey Distillery (guided tour)
  • Dublin Liberties Distillery (guided tour, only with Explorer Pass)
  • Roe & Co Distillery Workshop (only with Explorer Pass)
  • Powerscourt Whiskey Distillery (guided tour)
  • … (Show all attractions)

You can visit most distilleries at any time during the validity period of the Dublin Pass. Online booking is only required for the Guinness Storehouse and Roe & Co Distillery.

City tours, guided tours & excursions

And that's not all. The Dublin Pass from Go City contains some interesting tourist offers that you can use to explore Dublin in comfort:

  • 1 day hop-on hop-off bus with Big Bus
  • City tour by night with Big Bus (only Explorer Pass)
  • Walking Food Tours: "Food on Foot" and "Beer on Foot"
  • Coastal tour to Howth with Big Bus
  • Bike hire for half a day (All Inclusive Pass only)
  • Murder Mystery Tour
  • … (Show all attractions)
Dublin: Big Bus
© Big Bus Tours

An important part of the Dublin Pass is the hop-on hop-off bus. Big Bus currently offers a hop-on hop-off tour with over 20 stops. The buses run every 30 minutes. On board, an audio commentary is offered in several languages as well as a live commentary in English. This service offers unlimited journeys for 24 hours.

Reservations are required for some guided tours.

What the Dublin Pass does not include

The Dublin Pass includes many attractions. You can spend days visiting many sights and taking part in tours without getting bored. However, there are some offers that are not included in the Dublin Pass:

  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Irish Whiskey Museum
  • The Book of Kells & the Old Library
  • Tour to the Cliffs of Moher
  • Public transport
  • Guided city tours

These services would be a useful addition to Dublin Pass. Go City is constantly developing its offering so that some of these attractions could be offered in the future.

Reservations with the Dublin Pass

As a rule, you can visit the participating sights in Dublin directly and show your digital Dublin Pass. The QR code it contains will then be scanned and you will receive your admission ticket. Reservations are usually neither necessary nor possible.

Dublin Pass: Guinness Storehouse
© Andrew Meßner / Unsplash

There are only a few exceptions. For example, you must book a visit to the Guinness Storehouse and the Roe & Co Distillery online. Reservations are also required for the Food Tours and some other tours. Under the following link you will find a list of all attractions for which a reservation is required: Dublin Pass Reservations.

A useful tip for your booking: Go City provides you with a digital travel guide. This is a comprehensive PDF file with information on all participating attractions. This guide tells you which attractions require a reservation and how you can make one. After purchasing the pass, you will have access to this digital handbook. The same information is also available in the Go City app.

Is the Dublin Pass worth it?

The Dublin All Inclusive Pass is a good choice if you want to visit many sights and take advantage of various tourist offers. The Dublin Explorer Pass can be interesting for travellers who only want to visit a few sights.

But is the Dublin Pass also worth it financially? This question is answered in this section.

How much does the Dublin All Inclusive Pass cost?

The price of the All Inclusive Pass depends on the period of validity. The longer the All Inclusive Pass is valid, the more expensive it becomes. However, the value for money improves as the period of validity increases.

  • 1 day: 79,00 EUR
  • 2 days: 109,00 EUR = 54,50 EUR per day
  • 3 days: 134,00 EUR
  • 4 days: 154,00 EUR
  • 5 days: 164.00 EUR = 32.80 EUR per day

How much does the Dublin Explorer Pass cost?

The price of the Explorer Pass depends on the number of attractions. The more attractions you can visit with the Explorer Pass, the higher the price. However, the price per attraction decreases.

  • 3 attractions: 79.00 EUR = 26.33 EUR per attraction
  • 4 attractions: 99,00 EUR
  • 5 attractions: 109,00 EUR
  • 7 attractions: 134.00 EUR = 19.14 EUR per attraction

There is a reduced Dublin Pass for children aged 5 to 15.

Tip: These regular prices apply on the official Go City website. The company regularly organises price promotions so that you can benefit from reduced prices from time to time. Check here the current daily price.

Dublin Pass discount code

Use the following discount code to save 5% when you buy the Dublin Pass at GoCity.com: CITYVERG05

All Inclusive Pass: Example for 3 days

Generally speaking, the longer the validity period of the All Inclusive Pass, the cheaper it is per day. The option with a validity period of three days is particularly popular. The price increases only slightly with each additional day. The example of the 3-day pass is a good illustration of the potential savings.

AttractionPrice with Dublin PassPrice without Dublin Pass
EPIC Museum0.00 EUR21,00 EUR
Guinness Storehouse0.00 EUR20,00 EUR
St Patrick's Cathedral0.00 EUR9,00 EUR
Irish Rock'n'Roll Museum0.00 EUR22,00 EUR
Little Museum of Dublin0.00 EUR15,00 EUR
Jameson Distillery0.00 EUR26,00 EUR
Christ Church Cathedral0.00 EUR11,50 EUR
1 day hop-on hop-off bus0.00 EUR32,00 EUR
Total134.00 EUR (purchase price)156,50 EUR

Conclusion: With the Dublin All Inclusive Pass, you can make significant savings if you use two to three services each day and also travel on the hop-on hop-off buses. We recommend visiting attractions close to the city centre. Tours outside Dublin city centre are less suitable as they take more time.

Explorer Pass: Example for 5 attractions

The following applies to the Dublin Explorer Pass: The more attractions you visit, the cheaper the price per attraction. With the 5-attraction pass (purchase price: EUR 109.00) you pay an average of EUR 21.80 per attraction. You should therefore only visit attractions that cost at least EUR 21.80.

You can use the following services with the Explorer Pass:

  • Coastal tour by bus: 38,00 EUR
  • Irish Rock'n'Roll Museum: 22,00 EUR
  • Jameson Distillery: 26,00 EUR
  • Hop-on/Hop-off bus: 32,00 EUR
  • Game of Thrones Studio Tour: 34,00 EUR

If you were to visit these attractions without the Dublin Pass, you would have to pay EUR 152.00. With the Dublin Explorer Pass you save EUR 43.00.

Conclusion: With the Dublin Explorer Pass you can save money by visiting the most expensive attractions. As the pass is valid for 60 days, time is not an issue. So you can also take part in excursions or visit the Game of Thrones Studio, even if this takes a little more time.

But beware: It is not worth visiting cheap sights such as cathedrals or inexpensive museums.

Purchase, download & activation

The Dublin Pass is offered by Go City and can be purchased via the official website. There you have various payment options, including credit/debit card, Paypal, Google Pay and Apple Pay.

After purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to download the Dublin Pass. With your purchase, you will also receive access to a digital travel guide containing detailed information on all participating attractions and reservation details.

The digital ticket in the form of a QR code can be saved on a smartphone, printed out or used in the free Go City app, into which the pass can be easily imported. The app also provides comprehensive information on all the benefits of the pass.

The pass is activated as soon as you use it for the first time at an attraction.

If you have not yet activated the Dublin Pass, you can cancel it free of charge up to 90 days after the date of purchase. To do this, please contact Go City customer service.

Dublin Pass from Go City

Arguments against the Dublin Pass

The Dublin Pass from Go City is a very good product. However, there are also arguments against buying it:

No quick entry: With the Dublin Pass you do not enjoy fast track access for quick entry. You always have to queue at the ticket office to get your free ticket.

Explorer Pass is not always worthwhile: The Dublin Explorer Pass is definitely not worthwhile for inexpensive attractions such as cathedrals or some museums. The Explorer Pass should only be used for expensive attractions to make the purchase really worthwhile.

All Inclusive Pass for one or two days is hardly worth it: The All Inclusive Pass for one or two days is quite expensive. However, there is only a small charge for each additional day. The longer you stay in Dublin, the more worthwhile the Dublin Pass becomes.

No public transport: Unfortunately, you cannot use Dublin's public transport with this pass. However, the hop-on hop-off bus is included for one day.

Some attractions are missing: Although the scope of the Dublin Pass is very comprehensive, a few interesting attractions are not included: Kilmainham Gaol, Whiskey Museum, The Book of Kells, etc.

Conclusion: Who is the Dublin Pass suitable for?

The Dublin Pass may be suitable for your trip to the Irish capital in the following circumstances:

  • You want to visit some of Dublin's best museums. The pass gives you free access to the EPIC Museum, Rock'n'Roll Museum, Little Museum of Dublin and the Wax Museum. However, it is only worth visiting these museums with the All Inclusive Pass.
  • You would like to use the hop-on hop-off buses and also visit a few attractions.
  • You would like to visit one or more whiskey distilleries or breweries. Both the All Inclusive Pass and the Explorer Pass offer an interesting selection of several distilleries.
  • You want to explore Dublin intensively: You should use about three services a day for the All Inclusive Pass to really pay off. Then a significant saving is possible.
  • You are also interested in expensive attractions outside Dublin (coastal tour, Game of Thrones Studio). Then the Dublin Explorer Pass is particularly worthwhile.

Questions & Answers

Does the Dublin Pass guarantee fast entry?

No, as a rule you do not have fast-track entry. For most attractions and museums, you must report to the box office to obtain your ticket. Reservations are required for some attractions. This can shorten waiting times.

Can the purchase be cancelled free of charge?

Yes, the purchase of the Dublin Pass can be cancelled free of charge at Go City within 90 days of the date of purchase. However, this only applies if you have not yet activated your pass.

Is the Dublin Pass suitable for families?

The Dublin Pass can be suitable for families. There is a discounted pass for children between the ages of 5 and 15. The Explorer Pass is particularly suitable for families, as it can be worthwhile even if you only visit a few attractions. With the All Inclusive Pass, on the other hand, many attractions must be used for the pass to be worthwhile.

Are there also good city passes for other European cities?

Yes, for London, Stockholm or Copenhagen, for example:

Author: Patrick

About the author

Patrick has been involved with city breaks within Europe since 2018. Here he writes about the Dublin Pass, the popular product for the Irish capital. His aim is to keep the information up to date.

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