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Dublin Airport

General information

Dublin Airport is the largest airport in Ireland with more than 31 million passengers in 2018. The airport has two terminals, most flights are operated by Irish airlines Aer Lingus and Ryanair.


Where is Dublin Airport situated?

It is situated north of the Irish capital. From the city you can take the N1 towards the airport, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are accessible via exit 2 of the M1 motorway.

How many terminals does Dublin Airport have?

Dublin Airport consists of two terminals, namely the older Terminal 1 and the newer Terminal 2. The boarding gates of Terminal 1 can be found in Pier D (Gates 100), Pier A (Gates 200) and Pier B (Gates 300), the boarding gates of Terminal 2 are located in Pier E (Gates 400). The terminals at Dublin Airport are connected to each other, Terminal 1 is home to Ryanair, Terminal 2 to Aer Lingus.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Dublin Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Ireland.

Airport Distance
Belfast City Airport (United Kingdom) 135km
Belfast International Airport (United Kingdom) 137km
Ireland West Airport Knock 177km
Shannon Airport 196km



The distance from Dublin Airport to the centre of Dublin is 12 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Dublin.

From DUB Airport to Dublin City centre by Car
12 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Dublin Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Dublin Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Dublin Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Dublin Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Dublin Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Dublin is about € 27.-. Book your taxi at Dublin Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From DUB Airport to Dublin City centre by Taxi
12 km
20 min
€ 27.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Dublin Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Budget, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Dublin Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Dublin Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Dublin Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Dublin Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Dublin Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Dublin Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Ryanair
  • Swiss
  • Norwegian
  • United Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Dublin Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, Cloghran

The Clayton Hotel offers a free 24-hour shuttle to and from Dublin Airport, which is 10 minutes away and is located just off the interchange between the M1 and M50 motorways.

Hotels in Dublin

Looking for the best hotels in Dublin? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Trinity City Hotel, Dublin

The boutique Trinity City Hotel is a 2-minute walk from Trinity College. With high-speed WiFi throughout, it offers an informal restaurant and bar.


Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin

Next to the river, this 4-star hotel overlooks the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Guests can enjoy its spacious rooms, 22-metre swimming pool, and health club, just 10 minutes’ walk from the 3 Arena.


The Camden Hotel by theKeyCollections, Dublin

The Camden Hotel is situated on Lower Camden Street, Dublin, and guests can walk to St. Stephen's Green in 5 minutes, while Grafton Street is less than 10 minutes away. All rooms include a flat-screen TV, free WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Dublin Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Guinness Storehouse: Skip-the-Line Ticket with Free Pint

More than a million people a year visit the home of Guinness, and most agree that it’s a high point of a trip to Dublin. Take a self-guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse, learn all about world-famous Guinness Stout, and enjoy a complimentary pint.


From Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Burren & Galway Full-Day Tour

Get back to nature and experience the scenic landscapes of Ireland on a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher from Dublin. Visit the city of Galway, journey through The Burren and marvel at the ruins of historic Kilmacduagh Monastery.

Tour & transport

From Dublin: Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Discover the dramatic landscapes of Northern Ireland on a day trip to the Giant's Causeway from Dublin. Explore Giant's Causeway, cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, visit Dark Hedges, spend some time in Belfast, see Causeway coastal route on the way.


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