Dublin Airport (Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath in Irish), is the main airport of Dublin, and is located around 11km from the Dublin City Centre (around a 15-20 minute journey by road). The airport serves both domestic and international flights, and is the busiest airport on the island of Ireland, followed by Belfast City Airport.
Dublin Airport Information
Dublin Airport is a large, modern airport offering plenty of passenger services and amenities to travellers. There are two terminals - T1 and T2, and each terminal operates services from a different combination of airlines.
Check in counters of T1 and T2 are located on the first floor and on the ground floor, respectively, and both terminals have Executive Lounges where passengers can relax and stay for up to 3 hours for a fee.
For banking and foreign currency needs, there are several outlets located in several convenient locations throughout the terminals. There are also ATMs located near the security in T1, as well as a self-service Postal Service Centre for postage needs.
Free Wi-Fi access is provided to all passengers in T1 and T2, and there are internet kiosks and printing facilities situated at several locations throughout the terminals.
Luggage trolleys are free, and available in 50 bays in the entire complex. If you wish to leave your luggage for a certain period of time (short- or long-term), there is a left luggage facility in T1 & T2.
For lost property enquiries, passengers should visit the Airport Police station. The airport has a fully trained medical staff ready for any emergency cases like first aid.
There’s also a pharmacy in T2, and baby-changing facilities are located in toilet areas throughout T2. A 24-hour Multi-Faith Prayer Room is open for all guests, and is located in the Departures level on T2.
Dublin Airport has numerous shops and restaurants located in The Loop where passengers can grab a bite or shop around. Restaurants and shops are located both before and after security screening, and dining establishments to choose from include cafes, bars, pubs, and fast food outlets offering both local and international cuisines.
Transport to and from Dublin is all by road, as there are no direct rail services connecting the airport and surrounding areas.
Over 1000 bus and coach services depart and arrive into Dublin Airport daily. One of the easiest ways to travel between the airport and the city centre is the Airlink Express 747 bus, which costs €6 (approx. $8.80 AUD) for a one-way ticket, and €10.00 (approx. $14.70 AUD) return. There are also national coach services to transport passengers to and from various destinations throughout Ireland, including Wexford, Galway, Kildare, Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny, Limerick, Ennis, Tralee, Killarney, Belfast and Derry.
Taxis are also readily available, both to and from the airport. Departing from the airport, taxis are available from the forecourts outside Terminal 1 & Terminal 2. All passengers travelling to the airport will also be dropped off in the forecourts outside Terminal 1 & 2.
Renting a car from Dublin Airport is also an easy and convenient way to explore Dublin and the surrounding natural landscape and culture of Ireland. Compare and book online in advance for the best rates.
The above information is correct as of August 2016. Please check all travel details and costs closer to your dates of travel.