Travelling to the Hospital

Interactive Map of the Hospital

Traffic Restrictions

St James’s Hospital is introducing a traffic management strategy to reduce the volumes of through traffic to the site for Safety and Security reasons.

This will result in Restricted Access Via the Rialto Gate, i.e. access only for Staff with Valid Permits, Emergency Vehicles and Dublin Bus.

James’s Street Entrance to the Hospital will now be the main public access point going forward.

There will be traffic restrictions at the James’s Street entrance at peak traffic times but this will not affect bona fide visitors to the hospital as Intercoms which are monitored via the Hospital’s Security Control Room are in operation at both entrances.

There will be no restrictions to Emergency Vehicles or Dublin Bus at any time.

Private Vehicles wishing to gain access to the Hospital’s Emergency Department should use the Intercom located at the Access Barrier.

Public Access Route

Car Transport

To get to the hospital by car, please use our Interactive Map by clicking here.  Please select the department you require or if you do not know, select Concourse from the drop down list and a red arrow will indicate that department on the Map.  Click on the red arrow and a small window appears.  At the bottom of the window you will see directions saying 'to here' and 'from here'.  Click on the “to here” and enter your start address. A new window appears and will give you directions to the hospital.

Bus Routes

  • The Dublin Bus Route 123 passes through the hospital grounds and stops near the main hospital entrance. 
  • From the city centre, 40 and 13 stop at the James’s Street entrance.
  • The 68 stops on the South Circular Road close to the Rialto Gate entrance.

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The Red Line between Tallaght and Connolly Station has three stops adjacent to the hospital.  The James’s stop is at the James’s Street entrance.  The Rialto and Fatima stops are nearby.  This line also serves Heuston and Connolly Stations.

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Train Services

Heuston station is located in close proximity to St. James’s Hospital, servicing the following routes:  Cork, Tralee, Limerick, Waterford, Ballina/Westport, Galway and intermediary stations.

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The hospital has a number of free phone taxi courtesy phones in the main concourse, Discharge lounge area and Emergency Department.

This services is available on a 24/7 basis with no call out charge.


There are numerous secure bicycle parking areas on site.

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