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Dublin Airport is amongst the ten busiest airports in Europe. Dublin Airport manages an average of 60,000 passengers per day, rising to 80,000 during the peak season, and more than 600 aircraft daily. There are a lot of airlines that travel to Dublin from all over the World!
For more information on airlines that fly into Dublin click here.
Aer Lingus Group Plc (an anglicisation of the Irish Aer Loingeas meaning "air fleet") is Ireland's National carrier. It operates a fleet of Airbus aircraft serving Europe, North America, North Africa and Asia. It is Ireland's oldest existing airline, and its second largest, after Ryanair.
Ryanair is an Irish low-cost airline. Ryanair's largest bases include London-Stansted, Dublin, Milan-Bergamo, Brussels-Charleroi, and Alicante. Ryanair prefers to fly to smaller or secondary airports, usually outside of major cities, to help the company cut costs and benefit from lower landing fees. Secondary airports are not always far from the city it serves, and can in fact can be closer than the city's major airport.Also Ryanair serves a number of major airports, including Barcelona, Berlin-Schönefeld, Dublin, Budapest Ferihegy Airport, Edinburgh, London-Gatwick.
Regular, scheduled ferry services operate between Ireland and others countries bringing passengers and cars to Ireland through different ferry ports. It is possible to come to Dublin through two ferry ports, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire. The first one is centrally located, taking only minutes from Dublin city centre, while Dun Laoghaire Harbour is located 7 miles south of Dublin city centre.
How to get to Dublin City centre from the Ferry Terminals?
From Dublin Port: The No.53 Dublin Bus is a good option to get to city centre direct from the Terminal. Also another option it's to take a taxi - costs approximatey €10.
From Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal: Taxi, bus or DART light rail go to city centre. DART and Dublin Bus cost under €3. To travel by Dublin Bus, No.7 or No.46a bus is recommended, taking approximately an hour to reach the city centre.
Dublin Airport has two terminals and is 13km from the city centre. Passengers arriving at Dublin Airport have a number of transport options to the city centre.
There are a number of other Dublin Bus routes that operate from Dublin Airport to the city and other parts of Dublin. Dublin Bus numbers 16, 41 and 41b leave from Dublin Airport and stop in Dublin city centre, although as stopping services they take longer to reach the city.
Cost: Up to €3 – correct change required.
Taxi services are located directly outside the exits of Terminals 1 and 2.
Cost: Approximately €35 to city centre
There are a number of car rental services at Dublin Airport that can be pre-booked or obtained upon arrival.
Find out further information on Dublin Airport and transport
The Aircoach is a fast coach service to and from Dublin Airport that operates on a 24/7 basis from Terminals 1 and 2.
Cost: €8 adult single and €14 return to Dublin city centre.
The Airlink 747 operates 7 days a week from Terminals 1 and 2. For more information, please go to the Bus and Rail Information Desk at Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall.
Cost: €6 adult single and €10 return to Dublin city centre.
Dublin is a reasonably small and compact city. It is easy to get around, whether driving yourself, by taxi, by public transport, by bicycle or on foot.
Traffic in Ireland drives on the left side of the road. Double yellow lines/yellow boxes indicate no parking or stopping. On roundabouts give way to traffic from the right. It is advisable to use your dipped headlights during the day. Click here for further information in relation to the Rules of the Road in Ireland.
Dublin is well-serviced by taxis. Taxis charge an initial fare of approximately €4 for the first kilometre. The total fare is based on time or distance travelled. Taxi drivers must display a fare card which you can ask to see if you are unsure about the cost.
You can book your taxi via Hailo app.
There are three main types of public transport in the city:
It is a train line running from North to South along Dublin Bay, which marks the eastern limit of the city
For stays of more than a day or two, the LEAP card is valid on all the forms of transport listed above, at a slightly discounted rate, and avoids the need for exact change on buses. There is a refundable deposit of €5 per card, and a minimum initial top up of €5. LEAP cards can be ordered online in advance, or purchased in shops at the airport and from over 400 agents in the City displaying the LEAP sign.
Prepaid daily or weekly bus passes are available for Dublin Bus services. Daily bus passes cost €6.50 and can be bought from newsagents with a Dublin Bus ticket sign. Travelling on the bus without a prepaid ticket requires exact change. Fares range from €1.40 and €2.65, with a special rate of 60c for travel within the city centre. Tell the bus driver your destination and he/she will tell you the cost of the fare.
Luas tickets can be bought from ticket machines at each Luas stop. Exact change is not required. Single ticket prices range from €1.60 to €2.90 depending on your destination and time of day (peak rates apply). Return tickets range from €3.10 to €5.20.
DART tickets can be bought from ticket machines at DART stations and do not require exact change. Ticket prices vary depending on your destination and cost up to €4.50 for a single ticket.
There are a number of helpful apps to help you find the best route and get real-time schedules:
- Dublin Bus
- Irish Real Time Rail
- Dublinbikes rental scheme
Dublinbikes is a self-service bike rental system. With over 90 stations and 550 bikes, it enables visitors to travel through the city centre, and to explore Dublin city at their leisure.
Users can purchase a 3 Day Ticket. Once purchased, you can use the 3 Day Ticket to rent or return a bike from any station in the network. A 3 Day Ticket costs €2. The first 30 minutes of use is free, after which a service charge applies.
There are 3 dublinbikes stations within a few minutes’ walk of Dublin Castle. Read more details.