Dublin Airport (DUB) Information
(Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
As Dublin becomes an increasingly popular tourist destination, the city becomes even easier to reach, with extremely frequent flights and good connections from all over the world. Located 6 miles / 10 km north from the city centre, this airport handles a large number of international and domestic flights.
Dublin Airport also deals with daily flights to and from many UK airports. Flying time to Dublin is 6 hours from New York
, 7 hours from <Chicago
, 10 hours from Los Angeles
, 1 hour from London
and 27 hours from Sydney
. It is situated close to the M1 and M50 motorway network. This busy airport has one large passenger terminal which is usually very busy. Major airlines include Aer Lingus, British Airways, British Midlands, City Jet, Continental, Go, Delta and Ryanair. In general, flying into Ireland tends to be a relatively hassle-free experience.
Dublin Airport (DUB) Travel Guide
- bureau de change
- 24-hour cash machines (ATMs)
- electronic foreign exchange currency booths
- restaurants, cafés and bars
- many shops, including high-street favourites, exclusive stores and duty-free
- car hire companies - including Avis, Murrays, Budget, Eurodollar and Hertz
- short-term car park near the main terminal building
- long-term car park nearby, connected to the airport by a complimentary bus
Dublin Bus operates the busy Airlink shuttle service that runs between Dublin Airport and the city centre. Operating from 05:45 to 23:30, it departs outside the main arrivals gateway.
The airport is close to the motorway network. Take the M1 / N1 Belfast Road for 6 miles / 10 km, heading south towards Dublin.
Taxis or Shuttles
A quick way to travel into Dublin city centre is by taxi. There are usually plenty of taxis lined up by the main arrivals gateway and the fare for the 30-minute journey is quite reasonable, although the driver will expect some kind of tip. It may be useful to ask about the fare before leaving the airport.
There are three airlines that regularly have scheduled flights from the USA to Ireland.
- Aer Lingus has flights from New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and from Chicago to Shannon and Dublin
- Delta flies from Atlanta to Dublin via New York
- Continental flies from New York (Newark Airport - EWR) into Dublin and Shannon
- There are some indirect flights from the USA and Canada, where you can fly via London and then travel with Aer Lingus or British Midlands and fly to Dublin
From the UK, there are six airlines that regularly have scheduled flights.
- Aer Lingus features 12 flights from Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW) Airports
- British Airways regularly flies from Heathrow (LHR)
- British Midland has 10 flights to Dublin, flying from Heathrow (LHR)
- Ryanair operates many low-price, budget flights from Luton (LTN), Stansted (STN) and other small airports
- City Jet flies from London City Airport (LCY)
- Go has flights from Edinburgh (EDI)
- No direct flights are available from Australia or New Zealand
Customs and Duties
Clearing customs at major gateway airports is a fairly quick and easy procedure. The duty-free allowances have now been abolished for those travelling between countries in the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal
, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom - but not the Channel Islands or Gibraltar). For goods purchased outside the EU, you may only import a strictly limited amount of these duty-free items.