10km north of Dublin city centre, this is Ireland’s busiest airport (as well as one of the busiest in Europe) with 2 terminals, 2 runways and over 50 airlines.
With flights to airports near ski resorts in Europe and North America, it has excellent transport links for those living in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Driving to Dublin Airport:
Dublin Airport’s postcode for Sat Navs: The airport is outside a post code area, but you can use these GPS coordinates with most Sat Nav systems: 53.423650477287055, -6.234912872314453
Dublin Airport is 10km north of central Dublin, near the M1 and M50.
Driving from the south: Drive along the M50 toll road northbound, exit at junction 2, R132, then look out for signs to the airport car parks.
Driving from the north: Take the M1/E01 southbound towards Dublin. Leave at junction 2 for the R132 and follow the signposting.
Driving from the north-west: Take the M2 or M3 towards Dublin, continue onto the N2/N3 and merge onto the M50 northbound. Continue onto the E01/M1 and at junction 2, take the R132 exit and follow signs to the airport.
Driving from the west: Take the M4 towards Dublin, continue onto the N4 and then merge onto the M50 northbound. Continue onto the M1/EO1 and at junction 2, exit for the R132 to the airport.
Parking at Dublin Airport:
Dublin Airport has 15,500 long-term car park spaces and 3,100 short-term spaces. There are also drop off zones outside both terminals.
Each terminal has its own Short Term car park within a 5 minute walk. On top of this, Short Term car park A is within 2-4 minutes’ walk of both terminals, and the Surface Car Park’s about 5-6 minutes’ walk from both.
The Long Term car parking is divided into colours: Green, Red and Blue. On Swords road, the Green and Red car parks are 5 minutes from the terminals (Green is pre-booked parking only). Round the back of the airport on Ballymun road, the cheaper Blue Park has a 10 minute transfer time.
Public Transport to/from Dublin Airport:
Dublin Airport Buses:
Airlink service - city centre, Heuston rail station, Connolly rail station
747 - Heuston Rail station
6 - Ballinteer (Kingston)
102 - Sutton Station
Airport Hooper – stops include The Square Tallaght, Newland Cross, The Mill Shopping Centre and Liffey Valley
Trains to/from Dublin Airport:
Dublin Bus’ 747 service connects the airport to Heuston and Connolly Rail stations, from which you can connect to Tullamore, Newry, Cork, Wexford and other stations.
Taxis to/from Dublin Airport:
Taxis use the drop-off and pick-up stations in the forecourts outside both terminals.
Coaches to/from Dublin Airport:
Aircoach - Cork and Belfast
Ardcavan – city centre (Gorey, Enniscorthy, Wexford, and Wellington Bridge)
City Link – 14 daily direct services to Dublin City and Galway (stopping at Enfield, Kinnegad, Moate and others).
Dublin Coach - hourly service to Portaloise (stopping the Red Cow LUAS, Naas, Newbridge, Kildare and Monasterevin).
Go Bus – up to 18 daily direct routes to Galway and Dublin City
GoBe – non-stop service to Cork City
JJ Kavanagh - Kilkenny, Clonmel, Limerick, Waterford and Tramore
Wexford Bus - Weford Town, Gorey, Camolin, Ferns and Enniscorthy
Translink - daily Goldline Express to Belfast and Derry
Dublin Airport facilities:
Both terminals have Executive Lounges to use for up to 3 hours – available to all travellers with any airline or ticket class. The lounges have free Wi-Fi as well as complimentary drinks, snacks and newspapers.
Food and Drink:
Terminal 1’s restaurants and cafes include a Burger King, Starbucks and Butler’s chocolate café. Terminal 2 has a GBK, Oak Café Bar, Chocolate Lounge and The Slaney.
Both terminals have an International Currency Exchange desk. The Loop shopping areas in each terminal include the likes of Boots, Buff Shop, WH Smith and Jo Malone.
Terminal 2 has free Wi-Fi access as well as internet kiosks and printing facilities.
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