- All Year Round, Daily.
- This direct service from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher and Doolin Village includes return transport.
- 118 Grafton Street (Dublin Visitor Centre).
- 10 Hours.
Cliffs of Moher Shuttle | Example Itinerary:
Flexibility is one the main things that makes our Dublin to Cliffs of Moher shuttle bus passes great. Once you arrive outside the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre you'll be free to access the site and explore it at your own pace. From 2018 this activity also includes an English-language guided tour.
After spending two hours or so at the cliffs the shuttle bus then heads towards Doolin Village. Here you can simply explore or visit one of the local restaurants and traditional Irish pubs.
NOTE that Doolin Village is an optional location, and that visitors can choose to spend more time at the cliffs.
Since the drop-off point is Doolin Pier you could also hop aboard one of the regular ferries and take a short cruise to the Aran Islands. These boat trips run from March to October. Always be sure to check with the driver about what the day's schedule will entail. After leaving Doolin Pier the shuttle bus returns to pick up travellers who chose to stay at the Cliffs of Moher. From here, everyone makes the return journey to Dublin.
Here is how a typical day on the Cliffs of Moher shuttle is broken down:
- Depart Dublin (10:00).
- Arrive at the Cliffs (approx. 13:30/13:45).
- Visit Cliffs (2 hour stay).
- Depart Cliffs (15:30).
- Arrive at Doolin Pier (approx. 15:45/15:50).
- Take an Aran Island cruise (16:00).
- Collect passengers from Doolin Pier (17:00).
- Collect passengers from Cliffs meeting point (17:15).
- Return to Dublin.
About The Cliffs Of Moher:
The world famous Cliffs of Moher are amongst the most popular and frequented tourist sites in Ireland. Located along the windswept Atlantic coast of western County Clare, they stretch for a breathtaking 8 kilometres and rise at their highest points to over 200 meters. As well as the sheer rock faces of the cliffs themselves the area is home to a number of other geological marvels. Peer down into the sea and you'll glimpse the storm-lashed Branaunmore sea stack. Climb O'Brien's Tower and you'll see The Burren to the north, a captivating lunar-esque landscape of karst stone that holds UNESCO-listed geopark status.
Stare out across the waves on a clear day and you'll likely be able to spot the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, along with the Maumturks and Twelve Bens mountain ranges further north.
The Cliffs of Moher are also noted for their diverse wildlife, especially when it comes to seabirds. Bring along a good set of binoculars and look out for nesting colonies of Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills and more. The Puffins can be seen from April until the end of July, when they return to the mid-Atlantic. The other two species can usually be seen on the level foot of the Brandán Mór sea stack. Turning inland you might be lucky enough to spot a few feral Bilberry goats, or some hares, rabbits and even badgers.
The Cliffs of Moher aren't just an essential visit for nature lovers, over the years they've featured prominently in film, music, television and literature. Most famously they've appeared in Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince (as a cave holding one of Voldemort's Horcruxes), the Princess Bride (as the 'Cliffs of Insanity'), and Ryan’s Daughter.