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.

Airlink (by Dublin Bus)

  • 747: Dublin Airport – O'Connell Street – Busáras (Central Bus Station) / Connolly Station
  • 748: Dublin Airport – Busáras (Central Bus Station) / Connolly Station – Heuston Station

Adult fare: €10 return, €6 one-way
Child fare: €5 return, €3 one-way

Regular Dublin Bus

  • 16A: Dublin Airport – Rathfarnham (via city centre)
  • 41: Dublin Airport – In direction of either the city centre or Swords Manor
  • 46X: Dublin Airport – Dun Laoghaire (via city centre), with limited stops at major stops only
  • 746: Dublin Airport – Dun Laoghaire (via city centre), same route as 46X but with more stops in between
  • 102: Dublin Airport – Sutton (via Malahide), not going to city centre, connects to DART at Malahide

Fare: Variable, depending on distance travelled – check with driver for the correct fare – but in general to the city centre the adult fare is €2.20 (46X has minimum fare of €2.50).


  • Ballsbridge 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: €14 return, €8 one-way
Child fare is €1.50 one-way regardless of stop.

Flybus and Urbus provide services between Dublin Airport and other parts of Dublin. Flybus links to Tallaght, Clondalkin and Lucan (adult fare €15 return, €10 day-return, €9 one-way, child/senior citizen/student €10 return, €7 day-return, €6 one-way). Urbus links to Castleknock, Blanchardstown and Tyrrelstown (variable fare, please check with driver).

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) and the best way to connect would be by taking Airlink 747 or 748 between the airport and the Busáras.

Direct bus operators from the airport to nationwide destinations:

  • Ardcavan: Dublin Airport - Dublin City - Gorey - Enniscorthy - Wexford
  • Aircoach: Dublin Airport - Belfast, Dublin Airport - Dublin City - Cork
  • Bus Éireann: various routes, consult CIE information centre to the left of the arrival hall
  • Citylink: Dublin Airport - Galway
  • Dublin Coach: Dublin Airport - Naas - Newbridge - Kildare - Monasterevin - Portlaoise
  • John McGinley: Dublin Airport - Annagry (near Donegal Airport), Dublin Airport - Moville
  • JJ Kavanagh: Dublin Airport - Limerick - Shannon, Dublin Airport - Carlow - Waterford, Dublin Airport - Kilkenny - Clonmel
  • GoBus: Dublin Airport - Dublin City - Galway
  • Matthews: Dublin Airport - Laytown - Bettystown - Drogheda - Dundalk
  • Wexford Bus: Dublin Airport - Arklow - Gorey - Camolin - Enniscorthy - Wexford - Rosslare

By Train

There is currently no direct link between the airport and city rail networks. However, bus services operate between the airport and the two major train stations in the city. Airlink 747 links Connolly Station, and Airlink 748 links both Connolly Station and Heuston Station.


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 and Dan Dooley.



Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

There is currently only 1 terminal at Dublin Airport which makes it easy to plan your arrival and departure, however it can cause some delays during peak hours. €1.2 billion euro is being invested to construct a second terminal, scheduled to be operational by 2010.

Scheduled flights:

  • Adria Airways - Ljubljana
  • Aer Arann - Blackpool, Cardiff, Cork, Derry, Donegal, Galway, Inverness, Isle of Man, Knock, Sligo
  • Aer Lingus - Agadir, Alicante, Amsterdam, Arrecife, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bilbao, Birmingham, Bologna, Bordeaux, Boston, Burgas, Brussels, Bucharest-Henri Coandă, Budapest, Catania, Chicago-O'Hare, Dubrovnik, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Faro, Frankfurt, Fuerteventura, Geneva, Glasgow-International, Hamburg, Helsinki, Ibiza, Jersey, Kraków, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lisbon, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, Lyon, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Munich, Naples, Newcastle upon Tyne, New York-JFK, Nice, Orlando, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Rennes, Rome-Fiumicino, Salzburg [seasonal], San Francisco [seasonal], Santiago de Compostela, Shannon, Sofia, Tenerife-South, Toulouse, Turin, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Washington-Dulles, Zürich
  • Air Canada - Toronto-Pearson
  • Air France operated by CityJet - London-City, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
  • Air Southwest - Newquay, Plymouth
  • Air Transat - Toronto-Pearson [seasonal], Montréal-Trudeau
  • AirBaltic - Riga
  • Arkia Israel Airlines - Tel Aviv [seasonal]
  • American Airlines - Chicago-O'Hare
  • Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways - Vienna
  • BMI - London-Heathrow
  • Continental Airlines - Newark
  • Delta Air Lines - Atlanta, New York-JFK
  • Estonian Air - Tallinn
  • Etihad Airways - Abu Dhabi
  • Flybe Exeter - Guernsey, Southampton
  • Flyglobespan - Calgary, Hamilton, Vancouver
  • Germanwings - Cologne/Bonn
  • Iberia Airlines - Madrid
  • Lufthansa Frankfurt
  • Luxair - Luxembourg
  • Malév Hungarian Airlines - Budapest
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle - Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen
  • Ryanair - Aberdeen, Alghero, Alicante [seasonal], Almeria, Arrecife, Berlin-Schönefeld, Biarritz, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bournemouth, Bratislava, Brest, Bristol, Brussels South-Charleroi, Budapest, Bydgoszcz, Carcassonne, Cork, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Faro, Gdańsk, Girona, Glasgow-Prestwick, Grenoble, Hahn, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Katowice, Kaunas, Kerry, Kraków, La Rochelle, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Łódź, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Lübeck, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Manchester, Marseilles, Memmingen, Milan-Bergamo, Murcia, Nantes, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nice, Oslo-Torp, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Beauvais, Pisa, Poznań, Prague, Reus, Riga, Rodez, Rome-Ciampino, Rzeszow, Santander, Seville, Stockholm-Skavsta, Szczecin, Tampere, Tenerife-South, Tours, Trapani, Valencia, Venice-Treviso, Weeze, Wroclaw, Zadar
  • SATA International - Funchal
  • Scandinavian Airlines System - Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
  • Star1 Airlines - Vilnius
  • Swiss International Air Lines - Zürich
  • S7 Airlines - Moscow-Domodedovo
  • Turkish Airlines - Istanbul-Atatürk
  • US Airways - Philadelphia

Charter flights:

  • Aer Arann - Manchester
  • Air Europa - Arrecife, Las Palmas, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca
  • Air Malta - Malta
  • Air Méditerranée - Bordeaux, Lourdes, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Strasbourg
  • Atlas Blue - Agadir
  • Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways - Innsbruck, Salzburg
  • bmi - Faro, Gerona, Plovdiv, Toulouse, Verona
  • Bulgaria Air - Bourgas
  • CityJet - Verona
  • Czech Airlines - Arrecife, Fuerteventura, Geneva, Heraklion, Plovdiv, Salzburg, Tenerife-South, Verona, Zakinthos
  • Dubrovnik Airline Dubrovnik, Split
  • Eurofly - Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino
  • Europe Airpost - Lourdes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
  • Eurocypria Airlines - Heraklion, Larnaca
  • Iberworld - Palma de Mallorca
  • Jet2.com - Arrecife, Lourdes, Salzburg, Tenerife-South
  • Karthago Airlines - Monastir
  • Monarch Airlines - Alicante, Arrecife, Bourgas, Faro, Fuerteventura, Grenoble, Heraklion, Ibiza, Izmir, Las Palmas, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Reus, Salzburg, Tenerife-South, Toulouse, Zakynthos
  • Nouvelair Monastir
  • Onur Air - Bodrum, Izmir
  • Primera Air - Arrecife, Heraklion, Ibiza, Larnaca, Las Palmas, Lisbon, Malta, Palma de Mallorca, Sharm el-Sheikh, Zakynthos
  • SATA International - Faro
  • Spanair - Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid
  • Thomas Cook Airlines - Lourdes, Orlando-Sanford, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana
  • Thomson Airways - Almeria, Arrecife, Bourgas, Faro, Geneva, Ibiza, Larnaca, Las Palmas, Malaga, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Reus, Salzburg, Sharm el-Sheikh, Turin, Zakynthos
  • Travel Service - Arrecife, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas, Tenerife-South

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