Transportation to and from Dublin Airport

Car

What is de distance from Dublin Airport to the centre of Dublin?

The distance between Dublin Airport and the city centre is 12 kilometres / 7.5 miles, it takes 20 minutes by car. Please take into account a journey takes longer during peak hours.

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

Public transport

Bus to Dublin

If you do not bring much luggage with you it is possible to travel with bus line 16 or bus line 41, both operated by Dublin Bus. These buses are a cheap alternative to the express bus services and almost as fast. The buses depart on a regular base from the airport and out of the city, on average every 15 minutes. The final stop of bus line 16 is Ballinteer (Kingston), the stop in the city centre (O’Connell Street) can be reached in approximately 45 minutes. Bus line 41 runs to Abbey Street Lower in the centre of the city, the journey time is 45 minutes.

Bus tickets
Tickets cost € 3.30 per person and are available from the bus driver. You can only pay with cash, preferably the exact amount. The bus ride is cheaper (€ 2.60) if you are in possession of a reusable plastic Leap Card. Please consult website and timetable bus line 16 and bus line 41 for more information.

Be well prepared before arrival ⇒ buy tickets for the Airlink airport bus and skip-the-line admission tickets for the most famous attraction of Dublin: Guinness Storehouse, including Guinness Pint with view in the Gravity Bar:)

Bus services

Airlink to Dublin

There are two express bus services between the airport and the city, you can choose between Airlink (route 747) and Aircoach. The Dublin Bus airport service Airlink is the cheapest of these two and therefore the most popular with travellers. On the bus is sufficient space for luggage.

Every 10 to 15 minutes a bus departs from Dublin Airport via the Dublin Port Tunnel to the railway station Dublin Heuston. In the centre you can get off the bus at bus stops O’Connell Street and College Green & Temple Bar, travel time from the airport to these stops is around 40 minutes.

Airlink tickets
Tickets can be purchased online, at the airport and aboard the bus. The train station Dublin Heuston has rail links with Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Galway and other places in Ireland. Dublin Bus warns passengers travelling to the airport between 15:00 and 19:00, a bus journey may take up to an hour during these times. Please consult website and timetable Airlink for more information.

TIP: Pre-book a bus transfer from Dublin Airport to the city centre and take the worry and stress out of your arrival.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 7 € 12
Children € 3 € 5

Tickets

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

€ 25

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.

Dublin: DoDublin Card 72-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Tour

€ 35

Explore Dublin at your own pace with the ultimate ticket that gives you 72-hour access to the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus, all of Dublin’s public bus routes and the Airlink Express bus between the Dublin airport and the city center.

Airlink Express: Dublin Airport to Dublin's City Center

€ 7

Enjoy a quick, easy, and money saving option with this Airlink express shuttle bus transfer between Dublin Airport and Dublin city center, stopping-off at various location within the city. Tickets are valid in either direction and departures are frequent.

Activities

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

€ 45

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.

Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

€ 79

Experience the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Whiskey Distillery on a fully guided tour, visiting two of Dublin’s top attraction on this fascinating skip-the-line half-day tour offering an Irish experience like no other.

Irish Whiskey Museum: Whiskey Blending Experience

€ 30

Learn about Irish whiskey blending at a 75-minute experience at Dublin's Irish Whiskey Museum. Take a fully guided tour of the museum, then relax with 4 types of Irish whiskey while a master blender talks you through the rich heritage, tones and palate.

Tours and transport

Giant's Causeway Full-Day Tour from Dublin

€ 60

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.

From Dublin: Game of Thrones® and Giant's Causeway Tour

€ 45

Indulge your passion for "Game of Thrones" on a magical tour of its filming locations and the touring exhibition. Depart Dublin and visit the romantic Dark Hedges, spectacular Giant's Causeway, and enjoy quiet villages and Ballintoy Harbor.

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

€ 45

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.

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