To and From the Airport

Dublin (DUB):

Location: 10 km/6 Miles N of the City.
Airport Overview: 2 terminals, 1 and 2. Terminal 1 has departures on the upper level and arrivals on the lower. There are several bus stops outside arrivals. Terminal 2 is now open.
Driving Directions: The airport is easy to access from the M50 or M1/N1. ◊Coming from the South or West - Most major national roads (N81, N7, N4, N3, N2) lead to the M50 ring road. Head north on the M50 to the north M1 exit and stay in the left lane. The airport roundabout is the first traffic light you will reach. Just follow the signpost directions to long-term parking, short-term parking, or departures. Coming from the North - The N1/M1 heading south will take you directly to the airport roundabout. Just follow the signpost directions. ◊Coming from the East - Heading north on the N1/M1 will take you directly to the airport roundabout. Just follow the signpost directions. Note: The Dublin Port Tunnel is now open for cars. The tunnel runs from Dublin Port (1km east of city centre) to the M1 Motorway about 0.5 km from the M50 junction northbound, and is a very quick way to reach the airport if the city traffic is bad. It would normally take 45-55 mins to reach the airport from the city centre using surface roads during busy traffic periods, but using the tunnel can reduce journey time to 10-15 min. Cars using the tunnel pay a toll ranging from €3 - 12, depending the time of day, but if you need to get to the airport in a hurry to make a flight, it is well worth paying.


By Taxi:
Regular Taxis: Taxis leave from just outside arrivals and turn right. Average Fares: to/from the City Centre €20-25/20-45 mins, Heuston Station €21, Connolly station €18, Malahide €18, Swords €14 & Rush €27. There are extra charges for extra passengers (€1 each). Details are available at the taxi rank at the airport. Fares for trips outside the city should be agreed before departing.
Taxis Fares in Ireland: Taxi fares in Ireland are regulated as follows:
Standard Rate (day: 0800-2000): Initial Charge (includes 1 km or 170 seconds waiting): €4.10. Tariff A (The next 14 km or 40 mins, up to €17.20): €1.03 per km or €0.36 per minute. Tariff B (The next 15 km or 42 mins, up to €38.90): €1.35 per km or €0.48 per minute. Tariff C (The over 30 km or 85 mins, over €38.90): €1.77 per km or €0.63 per minute.
Premium Rate (night: 2000-0800): Initial Charge (includes 1 km or 170 seconds waiting): €4.45. Tariff A (The next 14 km or 40 mins, up to €23.45): €1.35 per km or €0.48 per minute. Tariff B (The next 15 km or 42 mins, up to €47.05): €1.57 per km or €0.55 per minute. Tariff C (The over 30 km or 85 mins, over €47.05): €1.77 per km or €0.63 per minute.
Extras: Pre-booking fee (does not apply at airports) €2. Extra adult passengers €1 each. Road tolls.
Taxi Companies: Radio Link Taxis 455 5555, Express 855 3333 & Trinity 708 2222. Dublin Dial a Cab 80 80 800.



By Limo:
Other: ECL operate a limo and luxury minibus service. See desk in arrivals.

By Dublin Bus Local Bus:
Dublin Bus #16A to Lower Rathfarnham: Route: Airport (Bus stop 3) - Santry - Skylon Hotel - Drumcondra Station - O'Connell St - Harrington St - Harolds Cross Green - Terenure Cross - Grange Rd/Nutgrove Ave - Lower Rathfarnham (Nutgrove Ave). Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every 15-30 mins 07450-2310. Saturdays every 20-30 mins 0740-2130 & 2220. Sundays at 0830, 0920, then every 30-45 mins until 2240. Cost: €1.15-2.20 depending on distance. Coins only accepted. Note: This is a local bus with limited baggage space.
Dublin Bus #33N Night Bus to Balbriggan & D'Olier St: Route: D'Olier St - Drumcondra Station - Santry - Airport - River Valley - Swords Village - Swords Manor - Lusk - Rush - Skerries - Balbriggan. Timings: Buses depart the airport Fri & Sat at 0030, 0200 & 0330. Departs from Bus Stop 2 at the airport. Cost: €4-6, coins only accepted.
Dublin Bus #41 to Swords Manor & Lower Abbey St (city centre): Route: Swords Manor - Swords Village - Airport - Santry - Omni Shopping Center - Drumcondra Station (€1.50) - Parnell Square East - Lower Abbey Street (City centre €1.80). Buses leave from Lower Abbey Street (stop nearest to the railway bridge). See Route. Timings: Buses depart the airport Mon-Fri every 15-30 mins 0600-2330. Saturdays every 20-30 mins 0645-2325. Sundays every 20-60 mins 0715-2315. Departs from Bus Stop 2 at the airport. Cost: €1.15-2.20 depending on distance. Coins only accepted. Note: This is a local bus with limited baggage space.
Dublin Bus #41B to Lower Abbey St & Rolestown: Route: Rolestown - Swords Village - Airport - Omni Shopping Centre - Whitehall - Drumcondra Station (€1.50) - Parnell Square East - Lower Abbey Street (City centre €1.80). Buses leave from Lower Abbey Street (stop nearest to the railway bridge). Timings: Departs the airport Mon-Fri at 1235. Saturdays: 0725, 1240 & 1820. Sundays: 1240 & 1855. Departs from Bus Stop 2 at the airport. Travel Time: To Swords Village 16 mins, Omni 10 mins, Drumcondra 25 mins. Cost: €1.15-2.20 depending on distance. Coins only accepted. Note: This is a local bus with limited baggage space.
Dublin Bus #41N Night Bus to Swords Manor & D'Olier St: Route: D'Olier St - Drumcondra Station - Santry - Airport - River Valley - Swords Village - Swords Manor - Lissenhall - Hearse Rd - Lanestown Cottages - Donabate Train Station - Portrane. Timings: Buses depart the airport Mon-Thu at 0030 & 0200. Fri & Saturdays every 30 mins 0030-0400. Sundays no service. Departs from Bus Stop 2 at the airport. Cost: €4-6, coins only accepted. Note: This is a local bus with limited baggage space.
Dublin Bus 102 to Sutton: Route: Airport - Swords - Malahide - Seabury - Portmarnock (Sands Hotel) - Sutton Station. See Route. Timings: Buses depart the airport Mon-Sat at 0545, 0705, then every 20-40 mins until 2105, 2215 & 2315. Sundays every 50-90 mins 0935-2230. Cost: €1.15-2.20 depending on distance. Coins only accepted. Note: This is a local bus with limited baggage space.
Bus #746 to Dun Laoghaire Port: Route: Airport (Bus stop 3 outside terminal) - Santry - Whitehall - Drumcondra (20 mins) - O'Connell St (40 mins) - Donnybrook (60 mins) - Dun Laoghaire/Port (90 mins). Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri at 0915, 0945, then every 30-60 mins until 2030 & 2145. Saturdays every 45-90 mins 0945-2145. Sundays every 60-120 mins 1000-1900. Cost: €1.15-2.20 depending on distance.
Bus #46X FROM Dun Laoghaire Port only: Route: Dun Laoghaire/Port - Donnybrook - O'Connell St - Drumcondra - Airport. Timings: Departs Dun Laoghaire Mon-Fri only (not bank holidays) at 0730. Runs in one direction one service per day. Cost: To the airport Adult €2.30, child €1.60.
Bus #58X to City & Shankhill: Route: Airport - Drumcondra - O'Connell St - Donnybrook - Shankhill (90 mins). Timings: Departs the airport Mon-Fri only at 1710. Departs from Bus Stop 3. Departs from Shankhill Mon-Fri at 0730. Cost: To the airport Adult €2.30, child €1.60. Coins only accepted.
Bus #230 to Portmarnock: Route: Airport (rear of short term car park, see below) - Swords Village (10 mins) - Malahide Village (20 mins) - Portmarnock (25 mins). Timings: Departs the airport Mon-Fri at 0730, 0800, 0900, 0940, 1030, 1110, 1200, 1240, 1330, 1415, 1515, 1600, 1640, 1700, 1730, 1820, 1855, 1930, 2100 & 2215. Saturdays at 0730, 0800, 0900, 0940, 1030, 1110, 1200, 1240, 1330, 1415, 1515, 1600, 1640, 1700, 1730, 1820, 1855, 1930, 2100 & 2215. No Sunday Service. Contact: Operated by Summerhill Depot. Tel (01)703 3139

By Other Local Buses:
AirLink Bus 747 to the city: Runs from Bus stop 1 (outside arrivals turn left) to the city. Route: Airport - O'Connell Street - Central Bus Station (Busaras) - O'Connell Street - Airport. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Sat 0545, then every 15 mins until 0730, then every 10 mins until 1950, 2015, 2025, 2035, 2055, 2115, 2140. 2145, 2155, 2210, 2230, 2250, 2310 & 2330. Sundays: 0715, then every 15-20 mins until 2330. Buses leave the Central Bus Station Mon-Sat every 10-20 mins 0700-2245. Sundays every 15-20 mins 0730-2310. Travel Time: Takes ~30 mins. Between 1500-1900 travel times can be up to 55 mins due to traffic. Cost: €6 one way, return €10. Child €3, return €4. 1 day rambler ticket available. Contact: Operated by Summerhill Depot. Tel (01)703 3139.
AirLink Bus 748 to the city: Runs from Bus stop 1 (outside arrivals turn left) to the city. Route: Airport - Connolly Rail Station - City Centre (near Temple Bar) - Tara St Station - Aston Quay - Wood Quay - Heuston Rail Station. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Sat 0650, 0710, 0740, 0805, then every 30 mins until 2005 & 2130. Sundays at 0700, 0745, 0815, then every 25 mins until 1315, 1400, then every 30 mins until 1900, 1935, 1950, 2020, 2040, 2135 & 2205. Buses leave Heuston Rail Station Mon-Sat at 0715, 0730, 0805, then every 30 mins until 1905, 1940, 2005, 2105 & 2220. Sundays at 0750, 0840, then every 25-35 mins until 2250. Travel Time: Takes ~45 mins. Between 1500-1900 travel times can be up to 55 mins due to traffic. Cost: €6.80 one way. Child €3. 1 day rambler ticket available. Contact: Operated by Summerhill Depot. Tel (01)703 3139. Dublin Bus 01 873 4222..
Aircoach to the city: Runs on a circular route from the airport to the city centre. Route: Airport - O'Connell St (Gresham Hotel) - Grafton St (Trinity College) - Merrion Sq North - Northumberland Road (Schoolhouse Hotel) - Pembroke Rd (Jurys Hotel) - Merrion Rd (Toyota Centre) - Simmonscourt Rd (Bewleys Hotel) - back to the Airport via Dawson St & O'Connell St. Cost: €7 one way, €12 return. To O'Connell Bridge ~25 mins. Contact: Tel 01 8447118.
Aircoach to Portlaoise: Route: Airport - Naas Main St (35 mins) - Newbridge Shopping Centre (50 mins) - Kildare (The Square 1 hour) - Monasterevin (Fassnidge Garage 65 mins) - Portlaoise (1:30). Timings: Leaves the Airport at 0600, 0700, 0900, 1100, 1300, 1500, 1700 & 1900. Leaves Portlaoise at 0830, 0930 and every 2 hrs until 2130. Cost: €15 one way, €20 return. Contact: Tel 01 8447118.
Aircoach to Greystones: Route: Airport - The 02/Eastwall Rd - Sandymount - Tara Towers Hotel - Booterstown - Blackrock - Mount Merrion - Galloping Green - Foxrock Church - Cornelscourt - Cabinteely Cross - Loughlinstown - Shankill Village - Bray - Greystones (Charlesland, DART station & LIDL). Timings: Buses leave the Airport at 0100, 0200, 0300, then every 30 mins until 1800, then hourly until 2359. Buses leaves Greystones every 30-60 mins 24 hrs a day. Contact: Tel 01 8447118.
Aircoach to other destinations: Aircoach runs buses to Ballsbridge/Donnybrook (high frequency services) and Leopardstown (high frequency services).
Hotel Buses: Several local buses provide shuttles for guests, including: Clarion Hotel (use the free phone in arrivals) & Radisson Hotel (Runs every 20 minjs 24/7, Tel +353 1 844 6000 or use the free phone in arrivals).

By Bus Eireann Buses:
General: Most Bus Eireann Long term buses/coaches depart from the other side of the short term car park. Exit arrivals and cross the road. Pass through the ground level of the short term car park, past the shop and out the other side. Buses stop here and have timetables/schedules posted.
Bus Eireann Route 1/200 to Belfast: Route: Dublin City (Busaras) - Airport (stop 8) - Newry - Banbridge - Sprucefield - Belfast (Europa Bus Center & Glengall St). Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every hour 0020-2320. Travel Time: To Belfast 2:30.
Bus Eireann Route 2 to Rosslare: Route: Airport (stop 8) - Dublin City (Busaras) - Arklow - Gorey - Ferns - Enniscorthy - Wexford - Rosslare Harbour. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 0100, 0300 & 0500, then every hour until 2100 & 2300.
Bus Eireann Route X20 to Galway: Route: Dublin City (Busaras) - Airport (stop 7) - Athlone - Ballinasloe - Loughbrea - Galway City. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 0800 & 1900. Travel Time: Takes 3:15 mins to Galway.
Bus Eireann Route 22 to Ballina: Route: Airport (stop 7) - Longford - Ballina. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily. Travel Time: Takes .
Bus Eireann Route 23 to Sligo: Route: Airport (stop 7) - Dublin - Lucan - Enfield - Kinnegad - Mullingar - Edgeworthstown - Lonfgord - Newtonforbes - Rooskey - Dromod - Carrick-on-Shannon - Sligo. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Sat at 2315 only. Travel Time: Takes 3:10 to Sligo.
Bus Eireann Route 30 to Donegal: Route: Dublin City (Busaras) - Airport (stop 7) - Rathoath - Dunshaughlin - Navan - Kells - Virginia - Cavan - Enniskillen - Donegal - West Donegal - Dungloe. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 0720, 0950, 1150, 1320, 1520, 1720, 1920, 2220 & 0020. Travel Time: Takes 4 hrs to Donegal.
Bus Eireann Route 32 to Letterkenny: Route: Dublin City (Busaras) - Airport (stop 7) - Castleblavney - Monaghan Bus Station - Aughnacloy - Omagh - Strabane - Lifford (Customs office) - Letterkenny Bus Station. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 0635, 0905, 1105, 1320, 1505, 1705, 1905, 2105 & 2305.
Bus Eireann Route 33/274 to Derry: Route: Dublin City (Busaras) - Airport (stop 7) - Omagh - Strabane - Derry City. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 0420, 0735, 0935, then every hour or 2 until 2205 & 2320.
Bus Eireann coach 100X to Dundalk: Route: Dublin Bus Station - Airport (Bus stop 8, rear of short term car park, see below) - Drogheda - Dundalk. Timings: Buses depart from Bus Stop 8 daily at 0720, then every hour until 2220 & 0020. Buses leave Dundalk (Long Walk) every hour 0530-2030. Cost: €5 or 7.
Bus Eireann 101 to Drogheda: Route: Airport (stop 8) - Swords By-Pass - Balrothery - Balbriggan - Julianstown - Drogheda Bus Station. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Sat every 20-30 mins 0710-1910, trhen every hour until 0010. Sundays every hour 0900-1200, then every 30 mins until 2030, then every hour until 2330. Travel Time: Takes 50 mins to Drogheda.
Bus Eireann 101N Nightrider to Drogheda: Route: Airport (stop 8) - Swords By-Pass - Balrothery - Balbriggan - Julianstown - Drogheda Bus Station. Timings: Buses leave the airport on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 0025 & 0325.
Bus Eireann Route 107X to Navan: Route: Dublin City (IFSC) - Airport (stop 9/10) - Ratoath Post Office) - Ashbourne - Navan (Fire Station). Timings: Buses leave the airport daily . Travel Time: Takes Navan.
Bus Eireann Route 109A to Navan: Route: Airport (stop 9/10) - Ratoath Post Office) - Dunshaughlin (Gogan's) - Navan (Fire Station). Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every hour 0630-2230. Buses leave Navan every hour 0500-2100. Travel Time: Takes 1 hour to Navan.
Bus Eireann Route 133 to Wicklow: Route: Airport (stop 9/10) - Georges Quay - Bray - Kilmacanogue - Kilpedder - Newtownmountkennedy - Newcastle Hospital - AShford - Rathnew - Wicklow (Grand Hotel) - Wicklow (Monument). Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every hour 0640-2240. Travel Time: Takes 1:50 to Wicklow.
Bus Eireann Route 177 to Monaghan: Route: Dublin City (Busaras) - Airport (stop 7) - Slane - Collon - Ardee - Carrickmacross - Castleblavney - Monaghan. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily at 0420, 0635, 0735, then every hour or so until 2305 & 2320.
Bus Eireann Route 191 to Bettystown: Route: Dublin City (Busaras) - Airport (stop 9/10) - Laytown - Bettystown. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily . Travel Time: Takes Navan.

By Other Long Distance Bus:
General: Most Long term buses/coaches and Hotel courtesy buses depart from the other side of the short term car park. Exit arrivals and cross the road. Pass through the ground level of the short term car park, past the shop and out the other side. Buses stop here and have timetables/schedules posted. The AirCoach to Belfast stops right outside the terminal (turn left on exit).
Goldline Coach 200 to Belfast: Route: Dublin City Central Bus Station - Airport - Drogheda Bus Office (not all buses) - Dundalk Bus Office (not all buses) - Newry Bus Centre - Banbridge (War Memorial) - Sprucefield Shopping Centre - Belfast City (Europa Bus Station stand 14).
Timings: Buses leave Dublin airport for Belfast daily at 0600, then every hour until 2100. Buses leave Belfast Europa Bus centre daily every hour 0600-2100. Travel Times: To Belfast 2:30. To Newry 1:35.
Cost: Adult one-way to Belfast €7. Return €12. Tel 01 8366111. Departs from Bus Stop 8. Contact: Tel +44 (0)28 9066 6630 or www.translink.co.uk.
Aircoach to Belfast: Route: Airport (right outside terminal) - Drogheda (30 mins) - Dundalk Retail Park (55 mins) - Newry (1:30) - Banbridge (1:50) - Hillsborough (2 hrs) - Belfast (2:25). The stop in Belfast is outside the Jury's Inn Hotel on Great Victoria St near the Europa Bus Centre.
Timings: Buses leave Dublin airport daily every hour 0700-2100. Buses leave Belfast every hour 0630-2030.
Cost: €14 one way, €20 return. Contact: Tel 01 8447118 or 028 90330655.
Other Aircoach Services: Aircoach run servives to Dublin city, Ballsbridge, Leopardstown, Blackrock/Bray/Greystones (€8) & Cork.
J J Kavanagh Bus to Waterford: Departs the airport (Coach park in short term car park) 6 times per day and runs to Waterford via Tramore, Naas & Carlow. Runs every day. Tel 1800 424 248.
J J Kavanagh Bus to Limerick & Dublin: Runs several bus services per day between Dublin Airport & Shannon Airport. Route: Shannon Airport (Coach Park 1) - Limerick (Arthurs Quay Tourist Office) - Limerick (UL Flagpoles & main campus bus stop) - Birdhill - Nenagh (Rocky's Bar) - Toomevara - Moneygall - Roscrea - Borris-in-Ossory - Mountrath - Portlaoise - Monasterevin - Kildare - Dublin (Eden Quay) - Dublin Airport (Coach Park). Timings: Buses leave Dublin Airport daily heading at 0645, 1045, 1230, 1515, 1715, 1900, 2130 (Terminates at Limerick) & 0000. Buses leave Dublin (Eden Quay) daily heading for Shannon at 0715, 1115, 1300, 1600, 1800, 1930, 2200 (Terminates at Limerick) & 0030. Buses leave Shannon Airport daily at 0030, 0615, 0800, 1015, 1215, 1415 & 1615. Latest Schedule. Travel Time: To Limerick 3:30. To Dublin city centre 30 mins. To Shannon Airport 4:15. Cost: To Limerick Adult one-way €20, Child (4-12) €10. To Dublin city centre Adult one-way €6, Child (4-12) €3. To Shannon airport Adult one-way €20, Child (4-12) €10. Contact: Tel 0818 333222 or see www.jjkavanagh.ie.
Ardcavan Bus to Wexford: Route: Airport (Coach park in short term car park) - Gorey - Enniscorthy - Wexford - Wellington Bridge. Runs Mon-Sat only.
Citylink Bus #404 to Galway: Departs the airport (Coach park in short term car park) from 0915 hourly to 1915. Runs every day.
Busnestor Bus to Galway: Departs the airport (Coach park in short term car park) 7 times per day. Runs every day. Tel 1800 424 248.

By Train: There is no train service to the airport, however taxi and bus services are available from most train stations throughout the Dublin area to the airport. Dublin Bus runs from Heuston and Connolly rail stations to the airport.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS, Budget +353 (0)1 844 5150, ALAMO/National, eSixT/Murrays, EUROPCAR +353 1 812 0410, Irish Car Rentals, 353 Car Rental & Hertz have desks in the main arrivals area. County Car Rentals, Enterprise, Dollar/Thrifty & Dan Dooley have desks that are hidden away around the corner.

Car Parking:
Short-term: Available directly opposite the terminal building, arrivals level. Follow the signposts for Short-term parking, staying to the right lanes as you near the parking area. Charges: Up to 60 mins €3, hourly rate (1 to 8 hrs) €4.50 per hour, daily rate (9-24 hrs) €40.
Long-term: Available along the Eastern perimeter of the airport. Follow the signposts for Long-term parking. There are free shuttle buses that runs continuously between the terminal (through the short term car park and out the other side) and Long-term parking. It is essential that you carry your parking ticket with you, because the parking fee must be paid at one of the pay stations either in the Arrivals terminal, or outside the Arrivals terminal at the entrance to the Short term parking area. Passengers who have paid their parking fee should return to the Long Term Car Park on the free shuttle bus. As this is a remote car park, customers should arrive at the car park 40 mins before check-in time in order to allow adequate time to transfer from the car park to the terminal. Charges: €9.50 per day (or part thereof). Long Term Car parks are colour coded: Red, Blue or Green for ease of location.
Car Park Info Line: 1800 204010 (within Ireland) +353 1 8144828 (outside Ireland).

Notes: ATMs/Cash Machines in arrivals (in the corner behind the orange screens, near the bus, rail & travel info desk) and on the ground level of the short term car park opposite the terminal. Hotel booking board in arrivals.
Baggage Storage: Left luggage is available on the ground floor of the short term car park. Exit arrivals and cross the road: the office is next to the shop. Rates per 24 hrs: Envelopes €3.75, Small items €4.75, medium items €6.75, large items & golf clubs €9, extra large items €12. Opening hopurs 0600-2300 7 days a week. Tel (01) 814 4633.
Airport Hotels: Clarion Hotel is the closest to the terminals. Radisson SAS (formerly the Great Southern Hotel) Tel 01 214 4831, is very close to the terminal. Hilton Dublin Airport +353 1 866 1800 has a free shuttle bus to the terminal. Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport 01 862 8888. Most hotel courtesy buses depart from the other side of the short term car park. Exit arrivals and cross the road. Pass through the ground level of the short term car park, past the shop and out the other side. Some, including Bewley Hotel Clarion & Radisson SAS depart from near the taxi ranks.
Steve's Tip: The 747 Bus is very frequent, but the Aircoach is a little more comfortable, but more expensive.
Airport Website: www.dublin-airport.net
Airport Tel No: +353 1 814 1111.
Updated Nov13 ADV. Last Visit Feb10.




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