AoIR2022 Traveling to Dublin
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Dublin is serviced by most major airlines – there are 44 connecting to 180 destinations – and has a busy international airport located about 12kms north of the city centre. There are two adjacent terminals but both have similar facilities for transport to the city.
If there are no direct flights to Dublin, connections can be made through any of the London airports and most European capitals.
Dublin also offers pre-clearance through US customs and immigration which allows faster transfers to domestic and international connections when landing in the States.
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Getting from the airport
On arrival at Dublin airport, you can choose from buses, taxi, or hire a car to get you into the city centre.
The cheapest way to get to the city centre is by either of the two bus services, with return tickets cheaper than single purchases.
Both services have multiple routes so check online to find which will take you closest to your hotel. You should also ask the driver who should let you know which is the closest stop.
Airlink (run by Dublin Bus) – https://dodublin.ie/airport-transfers/airlink-express/tickets Serves as a hub for airport transfers. Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways, including online or in cash from the driver. See the website for details.
Aircoach – https://www.aircoach.ie/
You can buy tickets: online; from the Aircoach staff member at departure stand at both terminals; from the driver using cash or contactless payment
There are taxi ranks outside both terminals. Follow the signs.
The cost will be dependent on traffic and whether you are staying on the northside or southside of the river but should be about €30-€40. Note: Many taxi drivers do not take cards – or claim they don’t – so either ask or be sure to have about €50 in cash. There are ATMs inside the terminal.
For more information: https://www.dublinairport.com/to-from-the-airport/by-taxi
Please note that Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing platforms are not available in Dublin. You can download the Free Now app but this will provide only accredited taxi drivers and is not necessarily cheaper: https://free-now.com/ie/welcome-passenger
Hiring a car
There are many car rental firms located in Dublin Airport: https://www.dublinairport.com/to-from-the-airport/car-rental
Take the M1 to the M50 to the city centre.
Dublin is a difficult city to navigate via car – medieval streetscapes, one-way systems and hellish peak hour traffic – so we would not recommend driving.