Public transport users and those planning trips to Ireland can now get directions to their destinations thanks to Google after their transit service was launched throughout the country this week. The entire public transport system has been mapped helping people to plan trips across any part of the State.
The Google Transit service can used via Google Maps and already covers over a million transit stops in hundreds of cities across the globe. It links up map service directions with public transport routes and times making it the perfect travel tool for visitors wishing to plan a vacation in Ireland.
The service is free to the general public and is a collaboration between Google and the National Transport Authority. The service incorporates Dublin Bus, Luas, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail, as well as all commercial bus operators. It also includes the Dursey Island Cable Car from the mainland to the remote west Cork island.
“Hello Ireland! Easily plan trips anywhere in the Emerald Isle w/ Google Maps transit,” Google said in a tweet today. The service allows users to specify their departure or arrival time, choose from several trip options, find the departure times of the next bus or train and the walking directions to the nearest stop.
Google stated that its transit service “is a public transportation planning tool that combines the latest agency data with the power of Google Maps”. The service “integrates transit stop, route, schedule, and fare information to make trip planning quick and easy for everyone”, it says.
So whether you are intending on planning a golf vacation in Ireland or, alternatively, a small group tour to Ireland then make sure to utilise this excellent new service which should your vacation a whole lot easier!
Transit can be accessed by clicking here.