Ground Transportation from/to Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath (Dublin Airport):
Dublin Airport is about 10km north from the city centre. It is well serviced by an impressive number of buses and coaches linking the airport to many areas in Dublin as well as to locations outside the capital – apparently over 700 buses and coaches leave from the airport daily! Ground transportation by taxis and rental cars are also available.
Dublin Bus is the main public transport provider for the Greater Dublin Area. There are several Dublin Airport bus services operating from directly outside the terminal building. The regular bus service (numbers 41/16a) takes about 45 minutes to reach the city centre.
- Bus number 16A also serves Rathfarnham via the city centre.
- Bus number 102 departs from the coach park and operates via Portmarnock to Sutton.
- Bus 746 runs from the Airport to Dun Laoghaire, south of the city centre and one of Dublin’s two ferry ports.
Airport Buses and Coaches
Airlink is an Airport Express coach service operated by Dublin Bus.
- Airlink number 747 will bring you to the Central Bus Station – Busáras, from where coaches depart to all parts of the country. Busáras is also close to Connolly Railway Station which serves destinations to the North and South of the country.
- Airlink number 748 continues on to Heuston Railway Station, from which trains run to the westerly regions of the country.
Journey time is approximately 30 minutes.
Tel: +353 1 8734222
Aircoach is a private airport transfer operator which runs services between Dublin Airport and Ballsbridge, via the city centre, servicing many hotels and B&Bs. You’ll recognize them by their distinctive blue air-conditioned luxury coaches. The service leaves the airport every 15 minutes between 05.00 and 00.00, and every hour from midnight to 05.00. The cost of a single fare from the airport to Dublin city centre is €7.00. Up to 2 accompanied children can travel free of charge.
Aircoach also operates services from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Cork, Leopardstown and many other destinations.
Tel: +353 1 844 7118
Flybus offers a premium bus service from Dublin Airport via the M50 to the N4 – Liffey Valley Shopping Centre – The Mill Shopping Centre, Clondalkin – The Square, Tallaght.
Tel: +353 (0)1 8243030
Urbus offers service from Dublin Airport to Castleknock, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and Swords.
Apart from the above, there are a number of National Coach Services that connect travellers to various parts of the country. For further information, see www.dublinairport.com/to-and-from/by-bus/.
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and 353 all have desks at the arrival hall in the Main Terminal
Pre-Book your Rental Car
You can pre-book your rental car through Autoeurope, County Rentals, Dan Dooley, Enterprise and Thrifty.
The taxi rank is outside the Arrivals concourse. A taxi ride to the city centre costs approximately €25.
Dublin Airport is near the M50 and M1 motorways, approximately 10 km north of the city centre. 24 hour airport parking is available in its 3,600 short-term and 14,400 long-term spaces.
Dublin Airport Hotels
If you’re looking for hotels near the airport, here are some to choose from. The Airport hotels normally provide a free shuttle service from and to the airport.What about you? What are your thoughts on this subject?