Dublin Airport

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Dublin Airport (airport code: DUB) is the only major airport operating in the Dublin area. It is located approximately 10 kilometres to the north of Dublin city centre.

For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.



Getting There and Away

By Bus: Dublin and its Environs

Both Dublin Bus and Aircoach operate services between Dublin Airport and the City Centre. Dublin Bus operates a number of express buses (Airlink) that link the airport to Heuston and Connolly train stations in the city. Dublin Bus also operates a number of regular buses that link the airport to the city and other parts of Dublin. Aircoach buses operate 24 hours a day and stop off at/near major hotels around Dublin City.

Dublin Bus

  • 16: Dublin Airport – Santry - Drumcondra Rail station - O'Connell St - Harold's Cross - Terenure - Ballinteer
  • 41: Swords Manor - Dublin Airport - Santry - Drumcondra Rail station - Gardiner St Upper - Abbey St Lower

Fare: Variable, depending on distance travelled – check with driver for the correct fare – but in general to the city centre the adult fare is €3.30. There are significant discounts for a prepaid Leap card.

Airlink Express (by Dublin Bus)

  • 747: Dublin Airport (T1/T2) – Point Village & 3 Arena - North Wall Quay - Convention Centre - IFSC - Commons Street - Busaras & Connolly Railway station - Gardiner St Lower - Cathal Brugha St - O'Connell St – College Green & Temple Bar - Christ Church - Ushers Quay - Heuston Railway station.
  • 757: Dublin Airport (T1/T2) – North Wall Quay - Convention Centre - IFSC - Custom House Quay - Eden Quay & O'Connell Bridge - Hawkins St & Temple Bar - Pearse Rail station - Merrion Sq - Merrion St Upper - St Stephens Green - Earlsfort Terrace - Adelaide Rd - Camden Charlotte Way.

Adult fare: €11 return, €6 one-way*
Child fare: €5 return, €3 one-way
DoDublin Travel Card: €35**
Airlink Combo Single: €25***
Airlink Combo Return: €30***

  • *online discounts
  • **72hr unlimited Airlink, Hop on Hop off & Dublin Bus
  • ***48hr Hop on Hop off + Single/Return Airlink

Route 700: Dublin Airport via Dublin City Centre to Leopardstown/Sandyford
Route 702: Dublin Airport to Greystones/Bray
Route 703: Dublin Airport to Killiney/Dalkey
Route 704 X: Cork - Dublin City - Dublin Airport Express
Route 705 X: Belfast - Dublin Airport - Dublin City ExpressBallsbridge or Leopardstown routes, both via city centre

Fare to city centre up to Trinity College stop: €12 return, €7 one-way
Fare beyond Trinity College stop: up to €16 return, €10 one-way
Child fares and Online fares applies.

Airport Hopper
Tallaght Route: Dublin Airport - Liffey Valley - Tallaght
Maynooth Route: Dublin Airport - Liffey Valley - Lucan - Leixlip - Maynooth

Fares from €18 return, €10 one-way dependent on the route.
Online fares applies.

Dublin CityScape
Route: Dublin Airport – Red Cow Luas stop – Dundrum

Online Fares (one-way):
Dublin Airport - Dundrum: €7
Dublin Airport - Red Cow Luas stop: €5

By Bus: National Services

Numerous national bus services to major cities in Ireland, as well as Belfast in Northern Ireland, are available from Dublin Airport. When direct connections are unavailable from the airport, Bus Éireann operates buses to/fro Busáras (Central Bus Station).

Direct bus operators from the airport to nationwide destinations:

  • Aircoach: Dublin Airport - Belfast, Dublin Airport - Dublin City - Cork
  • Ardcavan: Dublin Airport - Dublin City - Gorey - Enniscorthy - Wexford
  • Bus Éireann: various routes, consult CIE information centre to the left of the arrival hall
  • Citylink: Dublin Airport - Galway
  • Dublin Coach: from Dublin Airport services Portlaoise via the Red Cow LUAS, Kildare, Waterford, Kilkenny, Limerick, Ennis, Tralee and Killarney
  • EirEagle: direct services to Galway and Limerick
  • GoBus: Dublin Airport - Dublin City - Galway
  • GoBe: Cork
  • JJ Kavanagh: Dublin Airport - Limerick - Shannon, Dublin Airport - Carlow - Waterford, Dublin Airport - Kilkenny - Clonmel
  • John McGinley: Dublin Airport - Annagry (near Donegal Airport), Dublin Airport - Moville
  • Wexford Bus: Dublin Airport - Arklow - Gorey - Camolin - Enniscorthy - Wexford - Rosslare
  • Translink: operates daily Goldline Express services from Dublin Airport to Belfast and Derry

By Train

There is currently no direct link between the airport and city rail networks. However, bus services operate between the airport and Connolly train station as well as Heuston train station in the city (please see 'By Bus' section above).


Taxis are available from a rank outside the arrivals area. The fare will depend on how far your destination is. See the taxi information on the Dublin page for general fare guidelines. The length of the trip is variable, depending on traffic. Between the airport and the city centre, allow approximately 20-30 minutes of travel time.

Car Rental

Dublin Airport is serviced by a number of car rental companies including Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Budget, Dooley and Sixt.



Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

There are two terminals in the airport, however easily reached by foot from T1 to T2 and vice versa.

Scheduled flights:

  • Aegean Airlines - Athens
  • Aer Lingus - Aberdeen, Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin-TXL, Bilbao, Birmingham, Bologna, Bordeaux, Boston, Burgas, Brussels, Budapest, Cardiff, Catania, Chicago-O'Hare, Corfu, Donegal, Dubrovnik, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Faro, Frankfurt, Fuerteventura, Geneva, Glasgow-GLA, Hamburg, Hartford, Izmir, Kerry, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Leeds, Lisbon, London-LCY, London-LGW, London-LHR, Lyon, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Marseille, Miami, Milan-LIN, Milan-MXP, Minneapolis-St Paul, Montpellier, Montreal, Munich, Nantes, Naples, New York-JFK, Newark, Newcastle, Newquay, Nice, Orlando, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-CDG, Perpignan, Philadelphia, Pisa, Prague, Pula, Rennes, Rome-FCO, Salzburg, San Francisco, Santiago de Compostela, Seattle, Split, Tenerife-TFS, Toulouse, Venice-VCE, Verona, Vienna, Warsaw-WAW, Washington-Dulles, Zürich
  • Aeroflot - Moscow-SVO
  • AirArabia Moroc - Agadir
  • AirBaltic - Riga
  • Air Canada - Montreal, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
  • Air Corsica - Ajaccio
  • Air France - Paris-Charles de Gaulle
  • Air Moldova - Chisinau
  • Air Transat - Toronto-Pearson
  • American Airlines - Charlotte, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas, Philadelphia
  • Arkia Israeli Airlines - Tel Aviv
  • Blue Air - Bacau, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca
  • British Airways - London-LHR, London-LCY, Manchester
  • Cathay Pacific - Hong Kong
  • Croatia Airlines - Zagreb
  • Delta Air Lines - Atlanta, Boston, New York-JFK
  • Emirates - Dubai
  • Ethiopian Airlines - Chicago, Madrid, Toronto, Washington
  • Etihad Airways - Abu Dhabi
  • Eurowings - Cologne, Dusseldorf
  • Finnair - Helsinki
  • Fly One - Chisinau
  • Flybe - Cardiff, Doncaster, Exeter, Southampton, Southend
  • Hainan Airways - Beijing, Shenzhen
  • Iberia Airlines - Madrid
  • Icelandair - Keflavik
  • KLM - Amsterdam
  • Laudamotion - Innsbruck, Vienna
  • Loganair - Carlisle, Inverness
  • Lufthansa - Frankfurt, Munich
  • Luxair - Luxembourg
  • Norwegian - Copenhagen, Hamilton, Helsinki, Newburgh, Oslo, Providence, Stockholm
  • Qatar - Doha
  • Ryanair - Alicante, Almeria, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Basel, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin-Schönefeld, Biarritz, Birmingham, Bodrum, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bournemouth, Bratislava, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Bydgoszcz, Cagliari, Carcassonne, Cardiff, Chania, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Faro, Frankfurt, Fuerteventura, Gdańsk, Gerona, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Grenoble, Hamburg, Ibiza, Katowice, Kaunas, Kiev, Kraków, La Rochelle, Lanzarote, Leeds, Lisbon, Liverpool, Łódź, London-LGW, London-STN, London-LTN, London-SEN, Lourdes, Lublin, Luxemburg, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Marrakech, Memmingen, Munich, Murcia-RMU, Murcia-MVJ, Nantes, Naples, Newcastle, Nice, Notthingam, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Pisa, Porto, Poznań, Prague, Reus, Riga, Rome-CIA, Rzeszow, Salzburg, Santander, Seville, Sofia, Split, Stuttgart, Szczecin, Tallinn, Tarbes, Tenerife-TFS, Thessalanoki, Torino, Tours, Treviso, Valencia, Valletta, Vigo, Vilnius, Weeze, Warsaw-WMI, Wroclaw, Zadar
  • S7 Airlines - Moscow-DME
  • SAS - Copenhagen, Oslo-OSL, Stockholm-Arlanda
  • SunExpress - Izmir
  • Swiss - Geneva, Zürich
  • TAP Portugal - Lisbon
  • Transavia France - Munich, Paris-ORY
  • Turkish Airlines - Istanbul-IST
  • United Airlines - chicago, Newark, Washington
  • Vueling - Barcelona
  • Westjet - Calgary, Halifax
  • WOW - Keflavik

Charter flights:

  • various - various destinations

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