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Airports in Ireland

Dublin International Airport (DUB)

Overview

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.

Location

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.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Main number: +353 (0)1 814 1111. Car parking: +353 (0)1 814 4328.

see full airport guide


Shannon International Airport (SNN)

Overview

Shannon Airport currently handles just under two million passengers each year, making it the third busiest airport in Ireland. Most of the flights come from across the UK and Europe, but there are some flights to Shannon Airport from the United States.

The airport has a modest selection of facilities and passenger amenities. It was one of the first airports to offer full US pre-clearance outside of the Americas. The friendly staff at Shannon Airport offer the perfect introduction to Irish hospitality.

Location

The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) from Limerick city and Ennis, and 56 miles (90km) from Galway City.

Getting to the city

Taxis operate day and night; buses and coaches operate during the day to Limerick and other Irish cities.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +353 (0)61 712 000 (switchboard); 712 400 (information desk, 6am - midnight); 471 664 (tourist information).

see full airport guide


Cork Airport - Aerfort Chorcaí (ORK)

Overview

One of the three main airports in Ireland (along with Dublin and Shannon), Cork Airport is located four miles (6.5km) south of the city of Cork, in an area called Farmer's Cross. As Ireland's second busiest airport, Cork Airport processes nearly 2.5 million passengers each year.

The terminal is a new, state-of-the-art facility opened in 2006, with a selection of shops and restaurants that would be impressive even in a larger airport. Cork Airport's traffic is mainly via low-cost carriers like Ryanair and Jet2.com, and savvy travellers know that flights to Cork are often better bargains than similar itineraries to Dublin.

Location

The airport is located at Farmers Cross, four miles (6.5km) south of Cork city.

Getting to the city

A Skylink shuttle leaves to Cork city from the airport every half hour. There are also city buses that depart from the airport to the city. There are also taxis and rental cars available at the airport, and it takes about 25 minutes to reach the city centre.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +353 (0)21 431 3131.

see full airport guide


Dublin Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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