How to get from Dublin Airport to city centre

Dublin Airport

Dublin International Airport is located in Collinstown, just 10 kilometres from the Irish capital, Dublin. As the largest airport in the country, Dublin Airport consists of two passenger terminals and is the headquarters of Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, Ryanair.

Dublin Airport is coded ‘DUB’ by the International Air Transport Association.

The official website of the airport is www.dublinairport.com.

Dublin Airport Terminal

From the airport to Dublin

The main and only public transport link between the airport and the city centre is the bus.

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For example, Airlink Express buses connect Dublin Airport with a number of popular tourist destinations in Dublin. In addition, Airlink Express buses make stops at train stations and bus stations, which is useful if your final destination is Belfast or other Irish cities.

There are only two routes on the line: 747 and 757. The timetable and stops can be viewed here. A single ticket costs €6. Stops are located at the exits of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Tickets can be purchased from information kiosks, special vending machines and directly at the stops.

The journey to Dublin city centre takes no more than half an hour. Buses leave every 10 minutes during the day and evening, and there are voice-activated announcements in the cabin, so you won’t miss your stop.

Buses Airlink and Aircoach

Another bus route is Aircoach’s No.700. The principle is the same: Aircoach bus stops are at the exits of both terminals and the fare varies from €6 to €8 one way, depending on your final stop. Buses leave every 15 minutes (and every 30 minutes at night).

Keep in mind that this route does not intersect with the train stations in any way. So if you’re planning to travel to another city, choose a suitable route on the carrier’s website – www.aircoach.ie. There you can also buy tickets online.

Also worth mentioning is the city bus No.16 which travels through the city and makes a large number of stops along the way. The fare depends on where you are staying. On average, a ticket to the city centre will cost €3-4.

From Dublin to the airport

As you’ve said before, the only public transport means of getting between the airport and the city is by bus. It’s the most convenient and economical way to get to Dublin Airport. Take any of the suggested routes and you’ll be there in no time at all. Just be aware of the nuances of the night time schedule.

And, of course, there’s the taxi service. For a comfortable ride from the city centre towards the airport, you’ll have to shell out €30.


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