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Information on Dublin Airport, airlines and associated services is divided into:

Dublin Airport, Location & Parking
Dublin Airport, run by Aer Rianta, is Ireland's main airport and caters for most international flights. The airport is situated about 10km north of the city (see city overview map for location) and is the main hub for the Irish airlines Aer Lingus and Ryanair. For full arrival and departure information for any Irish airport, see the Dublin Airport website. Extensive shopping facilities and food and drink services are available at the airport.

There are a number of short term and long term parking facilities at the airport along for park-and-fly services if required - see the Dublin Airport website for the most up-to-date information. The airport is a busy one, increasingly so in recent years, and is involved in an ongoing extension and upgrading plan to cope with the rapid rise in passenger numbers. As a result, you may find parking is limited. Because of traffic congestion in Dublin and its surroundings, getting to and from the airport is never a straightforward task and you should allow plenty of time for your journey.

Getting to and from Dublin Airport
There is currently no suburban rail link to the capital's airport, though it does feature in the transportation plan for the city and is likley to be deliverd in the 2007-2015 timeframe. In the meantime, there are a number of bus services available from state and private operators. All bus stops are found outside the arrivals hall, turning left.

  • Airlink Bus
    Dedicated state-run bus service which takes about 30 minutes or less, the Airlink bus service creates a link between Dublin Airport, Bus Áras (central bus station) and Heuston and Connolly Railway Stations. See search for route 747/8. As a dedicated service with fewer stops, it is more expensive than city scheduled services.
  • AerDart Bus
    Dedicated state-run bus service to link up with the suburban Dart service at Howth station. See for more details on schedules and pricing, search for aerdart. See also the Dart map on Softguides.
  • Aircoach
    This is a privately-operated bus service that runs from the city centre (05.30 until 23.30) to Dublin Airport (06.30 until 23.30) every 15 minutes. Tickets are available on the bus. There are numerous pick-up points around the city centre and it is a convenient way to reach the airport from town. For pricing and routemap see As a dedicated service with fewer stops, it is more expensive than city scheduled services.
  • Scheduled City Bus Services
    There is also the regular state-run city bus service which will take about 50 minutes to reach the centre, depending on the number of stops made along the way. These buses depart from the arrivals gateway also. Note that exact change in coin is needed to board these buses (upwards of €1.05 at 08/2002 prices). See for more details, search for airport.
  • Citylink
    If traveling onwards to Galway, Citylink operates a bus service from Dublin Airport to Galway City centre.
    Full timetables and pricing are available online on their website at

Taxis to and from the Airport
A taxi is often a quicker alternative to getting a bus. Travelling between the city and the airport by taxi costs upwards of €20 (at 08/2002 prices) and will take about 20-50mins depending on traffic - there is an extra cost for pick-up and set-down at the airport which you will be required to pay as an extra, but all of the fare details will be specified on the list of tarifs displayed in the taxi. Dublin traffic is particularly appalling in recent times so regardless of transport mode, be prepared to wait in traffic from 7-11am into the city and 3-7pm out from the city. There is a taxi rank outside the arrivals hall, turning right. It is advisable to ask about the fare before leaving the airport.

General information on taxis as available on the Transport Overview page.

Car Hire
argus Car hire companies can also be found in Dublin Airport and have offices/desks in the arrivals hall (see the Dublin Airport site for more details). Using our maps it is quite easy to travel to any destination in the city centre. We are pleased to recommend our partner Argus for all your rental needs. Click on the logo here to rent a car securely online (service provided by Argus Car Rentals, Argus Hse, 59 Terenure rd East, Dublin 6).

Airlines & Ticket Sales
Airlines are increasing moving to online sales (for example Aer Lingus and Ryanair) and offices outside of the airport are increasingly rare. Should you book your flight online, please consider booking your accommodation online in Dublin City with us (details of hotels, hostels, guesthouses and special offers are in the accommodation section or use the bookassist menu to the right of this page).

A full listing of airlines is available at the Dublin Airport site ( Some of the main airline offices in Dublin are:

  • Alitalia Airlines, 4/5 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Phone: 6775171
  • American Airlines, 54 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2. Phone: 6623467
  • British Airways. Phone: 1800 626747
  • British Midland Airways Ltd Nutley Merrion Rd, Dublin 4. Phone: 2838833
  • Cityjet. Phone: 8445566
  • Delta Airlines, 3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Phone: 6768080
  • Iberia Airlines, 54 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Phone: 4073017
  • Japan Airlines, 7 Herbert Street,Dublin 2. Phone: 6610749
  • Lufthansa German Airlines. Phone: 8445544
  • Malaysia Airlines, 20 Upr Merrion St, Dublin 2. Phone: 6762131 
  • Olympic Airways, 140-142 Pembroke rd., Dublin 2. Phone: 6080090
  • Scandinavian Airlines. Phone: 8445888
  • Singapore Airlines Ltd, 3rd Floor, 29 Dawson St, Dublin 2. Phone: 6710722
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