Getting Here

Spectators are asked to consider an alternative way to travel to the event

 

The emissions from private cars transporting spectators to the event are the most significant environmental impact therefore one of the primary ways the Bray Air Display promotes environmental sustainability is by encouraging spectators to utilise public transport options. There are numerous public transportation options, including bus and train, that are available to those attending the event. Locals are encouraged to walk or cycle. Additionally, for those who do choose to travel by car, the event encourages car-sharing to help reduce the amount of traffic on the roads and minimise emissions.

 

Important advice – Last updated on Friday, July 5th 2024

 

Please be aware that the event is expected to attract a large volume of traffic on the road network and via public transport so you will have to increase the journey times.

 

ALLOW AT LEAST AN EXTRA 2 HOURS OF TRAVEL TIME TO AND FROM BRAY!

 

We would like to stress that all spectators please plan their journey in advance, remain alert and arrive early for a stress-free journey to Bray. Before and after the event there will be delays which are inevitable so please be patient. 

 

REGARDLESS OF YOUR MODE OF TRANSPORT, OUR ADVICE IS TO ARRIVE PRIOR TO 2 PM.

 

By Public Transport

 

Bray has a substantial public transport network, both north from Dublin and south from County Wicklow and County Wexford. Bray is on the DART Rail Network. The town is also on the mainline Iarnród Éireann rail network which connects north to Connolly Station in Dublin city centre. Six bus companies pass through Bray: Dublin BusGo-Ahead Ireland on behalf of Transport for Ireland, Bus ÉireannFinnegan’s BrayAircoach and St. Kevin’s Bus Service to Glendalough.

 

Bus Éireann’s Route 131 which connects Wicklow town and Bray will operate as usual, here is the Saturday timetable.

 

Please note that there may be bus route diversions in place. Please see transportforireland.ie for more information on service updates.

 

Additional advice 

 

During the #BrayAirDisplay, public transport frequencies will be increased to accommodate the influx of visitors. However, please expect longer journey times as public transport services may reach full capacity earlier, similar to rush hour.

 

Iarnród Éireann will operate an extensive programme of additional DARTs to/from the Bray Air Display throughout the festival weekend.

 

Additional DARTs will operate from both Dublin city centre (starting from Connolly) and Greystones to/from Bray, with the option of additional services starting from Dun Laoghaire if required.

 

Furthermore, significant additional staffing will be deployed across DART stations to assist customers and manage capacity on services.

 

Dublin Bus will be providing enhanced services on routes 145 and 155 from Dublin City Centre.

 

Stay hydrated and be prepared for possible delays. With national events like the Bray Air Display, some delays are inevitable. Plan accordingly and allow extra time for your journey. You are advised that it is your responsibility to allow adequate time to get to Bray.

 

Further information about public transport services and additional advice for passengers is available at transportforireland.ie.

 

To view public transport timetables, and other relevant information and plan your visit use the TFI – Transport for Ireland Journey Planner here.

 

LUAS Shuttle Bus service 

 

To make travel easier for Luas customers attending the #BrayAirDisplay, a shuttle bus service will operate on Saturday, August 3rd.

 

Simply take the Green Line and get off at the Brides Glen stop. From there, spectators can easily access a shuttle bus service that will take them close to the event site in Bray. The event site is along Bray Seafront which is only a short walking distance away. After the event, they can return to the Brides Glen stop using the same shuttle bus service.

 

Brides Glen Tram Stop Location

 

 

To avail of this convenient service, passengers need to purchase a €6.50 return ticket for the shuttle bus in advance, and only those with a shuttle bus ticket will be permitted to use the connecting service. The service will start at 1 pm and will run twice at 1 pm and 2 pm only. The return service to Brides Glen Luas stop will commence at 6 pm and run every 40 minutes up until 8 pm at the drop-off point. Before and after the event there will be delays which are inevitable so please be patient.

 

YOU MUST PRE-BOOK YOUR LUAS SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE TICKET 


Road Closures and Event information – Last updated on Friday, July 5th 2024

Description Saturday, August 3rd 2024
Road closures include Strand Road, Albert Avenue, Sidmonton Avenue, Convent Avenue, Seapoint Road and Putland Road. From 10 am
No access or vehicle movement on Strand Road. Mitigation barriers will be in place for the duration of the event. Deliveries to businesses along Strand Road and adjoining roads will have to be completed prior to 10 am. 10 am to 8 pm
Event site opens i.e., Funfair, Food & Craft Village, Helicopter Pleasure Flights, PA Announcements etc. 12 noon
Approximate Air Display Starts / Finish times – subject to change on the day 3 pm to 6 pm
South Car Park open – A complimentary shuttle bus will service this car park ONLY. The drop-off/pick-up point is close to the event site. The last pick-up from the event site is at 7:30 pm sharp. 10 am
North Car Park open 10 am
All event car parks close 8 pm
Event Site Closes 10 pm

The road closures are in place to facilitate residents, safe pedestrian flow, public transport and emergency access for the Bray Air Display. On roads with traffic restrictions, local access will be facilitated where possible.

 

Please note: Traffic restrictions and road closures are subject to change without notice.

 

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The following is the advice to be given to motorists attending the event:

 

There will be no parking permitted from 7 am and no vehicle access to the event site at Strand Road from 10 am on Saturday, August 3rd (including residents and businesses). Mitigation barriers will be in place for the duration of the event. Cars will be towed.

 

Deliveries to businesses along Strand Road and adjoining roads must be completed before 10 am.

 

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES CAUSE TRAFFIC DISRUPTION AND OBSTRUCTION TO THE MOVEMENT OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES. THERE WILL BE STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF ALL ILLEGAL PARKING IN THE AREA BY GARDAI AND SUCH VEHICLES WILL BE IMPOUNDED OR CLAMPED AND WILL BE LIABLE TO A SUBSTANTIAL FINE.

 

SO PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PARK ILLEGALLY – IN RESTRICTED AREAS, LOCAL ESTATES OR OUTSIDE LOCAL RESIDENCES. 

 

YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE YOUR CAR PARKED OVERNIGHT. CARS WILL BE TOWED.

 

There is parking for disabled persons at all Bray Air Display car parks. Please note that the standard fee for parking applies to disabled parking and the Blue Badge scheme / European Parking Card does not apply. A summary of our advice to spectators with a disability or special needs can be viewed via our ‘Accessibility at the #BrayAirDisplay’ page here.

 

As stated above please be aware that there will be high traffic volumes before and after the event so please be patient and plan your trip in advance.

 

Members of An Garda Síochána and Stewards will be on hand to direct traffic on the day. Please note: Traffic restrictions and road closures are subject to change without notice. Please see our Traffic Management Plan for all the details on restrictions.

 

Parking at the Bray Air Display 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT YOU MUST PRE-BOOK YOUR CAR PARK SPACE AT THE OFFICIAL EVENT CAR PARKS ONLINE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE AIRSHOW AND ARRIVE PRIOR TO 2 PM!

 

Please familiarise yourself with our event parking arrangements by reading further down this page: 

 

If you are travelling by car please car share where possible. This will help you save money by sharing the costs, reduce the amount of traffic on the roads and help the environment.

 

Event Car Parks 

 

Motorists are advised that you must pre-book your car park space.

 

South Event Car Park – This car park is for traffic approaching from the South via N11 – Wicklow/Wexford direction

 

 

A complimentary shuttle bus will service this car park ONLY. Drop-off / Pick-up point is close to the event site. The last pick-up from the event site is at 7:30 pm sharp. The shuttle bus operator will provide safe, accessible and friendly access to all its passengers, regardless of their mobility difficulties, age or disabilities.

 

North Event Car Park – This car park is for traffic approaching from Co. Dublin/North Leinster via M50 or N11

 

 

Spectators will have direct access to the event from this car park via Bray Harbour. The event site is along Bray Seafront which is only a short walking distance away.

 

The cost for car parking is €12.00 per car (including booking fee) and must be pre-booked prior to travelling to the event.

 

Coach Parking

 

Is at South Event Car Park. The coach driver/rep will be given directions to a drop-off point for the coach party on arrival.  Please book below.

 

YOU MUST PRE-BOOK YOUR CAR PARK SPACE BELOW (terms and conditions apply):

 

 

Please select the correct car park ticket from the options below:

 

 

 

 

Please ensure you have your QR ticket code on your smartphone as this is a requirement for check-in at our official car parks. This procedure helps us on our paperless journey.

 

If you can’t view the ticket tool above please click here.

 

The designated event car parks are open on Saturday, August 3rd at 10 am and close at 8 pm sharp. 

 

Vehicles left in the Official Bray Air Display Car Parks (at various locations) are at the owner’s sole risk in all respects, the organisers of the Bray Air Display nor its servants or agents accept any liability for any accident, loss or damage to persons, vehicles, accessories or contents however caused. Full terms are available here.

 

Please note that NO overnight parking is permitted in any of the event car parks.

 

Again we would like to stress that all spectators please plan your journey in advance, and give yourself plenty of time to get to and from Bray. Arrive before 2 pm. There will be delays which are inevitable so please be patient.

 

You are advised that it is your responsibility to allow an adequate amount of time to get to Bray and transfer between the car park and the event area on Bray Seafront.

 

It pays to be prepared.

2024 Event map

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