Taylor Swift in Dublin: Everything you need to know as the Eras Tour arrives in Ireland

Swifties are travelling to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium where the US singer songwriter will play three shows at the end of June

Taylor Swift performs on stage during her Eras Tour at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh
Taylor Swift performs on stage during her Eras Tour at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh (Jane Barlow/PA)

Taylor Swift is bringing The Eras Tour to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium for three sold-out concerts on Friday June 28, Saturday June 29 and Sunday 30.

Doors open at 5pm and the Tortured Poets Department singer is expected to grace the stage just after 8pm.

Here’s everything you need to know about Taylor Swift tickets, what you can and cannot bring into the Aviva Stadium, and how to travel to the show.

Are tickets still available?

Thousands of fans were left disappointed in July last year when tickets went on sale but quickly sold out. Some lucky people have since managed to get tickets through accredited resale options. Ticketmaster resale is now open for ticketholders to resell tickets if they no longer want them.

If you keep an eye on Ticketmaster you might get lucky.

How do I get to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin?

Fans should allow sufficient travel time to and from the venue.

As traffic and parking delays in Dublin are inevitable, people are encouraged to walk, cycle or use public transport in and around Dublin.

Once you get to the city, the best way to get to the stadium is the Dart.

You then exit at Lansdowne Road station, which is a one-minute walk from the Aviva Stadium. There is no direct route to the stadium on the Luas, however, you can take the Luas to Connolly Station and get the Dart to the stadium.

The venue opens at 5pm and no queuing will be permitted prior to gates opening.

Coach and rail options to Dublin

Translink website shows their bus special to Taylor Swift’s concerts have sold out.

However, a special rail service has been announced with return tickets available online only.

Trains depart from Lanyon place in Belfast at 1pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, stopping at Lisburn, Lurgan, Portadown and Newry.

The return journey departs Dublin Connolly Train Station at 23.59pm.

The Enterprise rail service between Belfast and Dublin is running throughout the event with tickets available to book online here.

There are plenty of commercial operators providing special return services from Northern Ireland to Dublin for the concerts including Buses to concerts, Belfast City sightseeing, Irish Tour Tickets and Giles Tours.

Travelling by car

No car parking is available at the stadium on concert days for security reasons. Commercial car parks are available around the city with limited spaces.

More information on traffic, transport and parking restrictions can be found on the Garda website.

What you can and cannot bring into the concert

The Aviva Stadium have warned attendees that only small handbags will be allowed into the concert and they may be searched.

Prohibited items include alcohol, umbrellas and laser devices are among banned items, alongside prams, cameras with lenses bigger than 7mm, fireworks, cans, bottles and anything which could or might be used as a weapon.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult (25+). Children aged 5-16 may stand on the pitch once accompanied.

Access to the stadium is via five coloured coded routes and the route you must take depends on your seat number. Your route colour will be written on your ticket.

Cashless payments

Aviva Stadium is now cashless across all bars and food. This means there will be no cash accepted but all bank cards, Apple, Android and Google Pay can be used.

Does Taylor Swift have a support act?

US pop punk band Paramore, fronted by Hailey Williams, will warm up the crowd from around 6pm.

Previous concerts suggest a set time of around 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, the average Taylor concert during The Eras Tour sees her take to the stage for 3 hours and 15 minutes on average.

Taylor has preformed 45 tracks within that time frame.

Getting home

Many coach operators offer a return journey.

The last train from Dublin Connolly to Belfast will leave at 11pm on Friday and Saturday and 9.08pm on Sunday.

Is accommodation still available

A studio apartment within a mile of the Aviva Stadium is available for £265 - £310 for an overnight stay during the tour dates.

An overnight hotel for two people within a mile of the stadium ranges from £230 to £716.