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Driving Instructions

Directions from Dublin Airport

Travelling by car

The Beacon Hotel Sandyford is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Dublin Airport (although it can take 60 minutes in heavy traffic).

  • From the airport, head for the M1 /R123
  • Take the 2nd exit off the roundabout signposted for Dublin to join the M1 southbound.
  • From the M1, join the M50 southbound and follow it over the Westlink toll bridge (currently €1.80).
  • Exit the M50 at the Junction 13, sign-posted Dundrum.
  • At the roundabout take the 3rd exit and stay in the middle lane.
  • At the roundabout take the 1st exit and stay in the right hand lane.
  • At the next  junction take a right – you will see The Beacon Hotel on the right hand side
  • At the next set of lights take a right again
  • Turn  right into the car-park
  • When you turn into the car-park – stay on the left hand side, go down the hill and you will come to a barrier – take a ticket – go through the barrier and follow signs for Beacon Hotel car parking.
  • Please Note: Underground parking height restrictions apply.

Travelling by Aircoach

  • The Beacon Hotel is serviced by Aircoach departing opposite Dublin Airport arrivals hall.
  • The Aircoach departs every 20 minutes between 04:30 and 12:30, then every hour between 12:30 and 04:30. Tickets can be purchased on the coach or online at www.aircoach.ie.
  • Aircoach stops directly outside Bewleys Hotel in Leopardstown. When you arrive at Leopardstwon The Beacon is 5 minutes away by taxi or 10 minutes’ walk. 
  • Aircoach costs €7.00 each way
  • Travelling by Taxi
  • Taxis are available from the airport, although availability may be limited during peak travel times.
  • Expect to pay between €40 and €50.

 

Directions by Dublin Roads

Travelling by car from the North

  • Located five miles south of the city centre, The Beacon Hotel is located on Bracken Road in Sandyford.
  • Exit the M50 at the Junction 13 southbound, sign-posted Dundrum.
  • At the roundabout take the 3rd exit and stay in the middle lane.
  • At the roundabout take the 1st exit and stay in the right hand lane.
  • At the junction take a right – you will see The Beacon Hotel on the right hand side
  • At the next set of lights take a right again
  • Take a right into the car-park
  • When you turn into the car-park – stay on the left hand side, go down the hill and you will come to a barrier – take a ticket – go through the barrier and follow sign for Beacon Hotel car parking.

 

From the South

  • Exit the M50 at the Junction 13, sign-posted Dundrum.
  • At the roundabout take the 3rd exit and stay in the middle lane.
  • At the roundabout take the 1st exit and stay in the right hand lane.
  • At the junction take a right – you will see The Beacon Hotel on the right hand side
  • At the next set of lights take a right again
  • Take a right into the car-park
  • When you turn into the car-park – stay on the left hand side, go down the hill and you will come to a barrier – take a ticket – go through the barrier and follow sign for Beacon Hotel car parking.
  • Please Note: Underground parking height restrictions apply.
  • LUAS Green Line services The Beacon Hotel
  • Disembark at Kilmacud and walk up Blackthorn Road
  • The Beacon Hotel is a 7/8 minute walk from the Kilmacud  stop  and is located at the top of Blackthorn Road. 
  • The Beacon Hotel is 20 minutes from Dublin city centre

For more information on fares, routes and maps of the Luas click here