The busiest airport in Ireland, Dublin International Airport is a clean and well-run facility located just six miles (10km) outside of downtown Dublin. The airport hosts mostly short flights from other cities in Ireland and the UK, with a growing selection of routes to international holiday destinations in Europe and the US.
Serving more than 18 million passengers each year, Dublin International Airport is a convenient gateway to Dublin and Ireland as a whole, with good deals available on several low-cost UK-based carriers. The airport itself is cheerful and offers a good selection of restaurants and shops, though not much else.
The airport is situated seven miles (11km) north of Dublin, near the M50 and M1 motorways.
Getting to the city
Several bus services, involving more than 700 buses including Dublin Bus and Flybus, connect the airport to all parts of Dublin and the city's central train station, both day and night with fares starting at €6. Taxis are available outside the Arrivals Hall, the fare is best agreed in advance and should be around €20 to the city centre. There are car-hire desks in the Arrivals Concourse.
GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Main number: +353 (0)1 814 1111. Car parking: +353 (0)1 814 4328.
Hertz, Avis, Budget, Murrays Europcar and National Car Rentals all operate from car-hire desks in the Arrivals Concourse. There are also a number of pre-booked car-hire desks on this concourse. These include Argus, Atlas. Dan Dooley, Hamills, Malones, Sixt and Thrifty.
Taxis are available in front of the Arrivals Hall and a taxi from Dublin Airport to the city centre costs about €20, and an extra charge for baggage may be added, as well as a surcharge in the evenings and on weekends. All taxis have meters but are only used for destinations in the 'Dublin City Taxi Metered Area'. It is wise to negotiate the price with the driver beforehand.
Airport facilities include a bureau de change and ATMs, numerous restaurants, pubs and bars, several shops, a church and tourist information. Disabled passengers are well catered for; travellers with special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.
There are plenty of parking options at Dublin International Airport, starting at €3 per hour for short-term parking and €7.50 for daily parking. One short-term car park close to the terminal; one off-site long-term car park serviced by free shuttle service.
Flights to Dublin International Airport are available from Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air Italy, American Airlines, bmi, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Flybe, Iberia, Jet2.com, Lufthansa, Pegasus, Ryanair, Swiss, Thomson, Turkish Airlines, United and US Airways.
Wifi is available for a fee throughout the airport. There are also internet kiosks around the terminal.
Executive Lounges, which charge a €20 fee, offer business services.
Dublin Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.