Dublin Airport - DUB

Dublin, Ireland (IE)

Getting around the airport

Two separate terminals

Dublin Airport is a busy but efficient airport lying 10km north of the city centre. It has two terminals in separate buildings, both with plenty of eating, drinking and shopping options:

  • Terminal 1: The older terminal, recently renovated, hosting mainly short-haul flights, including all Ryanair flights.
  • Terminal 2: A newer, more modern building (shaped like a plane wing), with a large food court before security. It services all Aer Lingus flights and most long-haul flights. You'll find the handy US preclearance facility here.

There is a walkway between terminals.

Tip: When travelling with children, you can skip the queues going into security by using the 'assistance' lane.

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Getting into Dublin

By Aircoach is best

There's no train into the city centre (though there's one planned for 2027), but that really doesn't matter because the coach service is excellent, and offers free Wi-Fi.


The Dublin Aircoach runs 24 hours a day, leaving every 15 minutes from 03:25-23:55 (every 30 minutes at night). The total journey time is around 30 minutes but varies depending on traffic. The Aircoach also goes to Cork and Belfast if you're travelling further afield. Take the route 700 if you're travelling to Dublin City Centre.

Cost: EUR 7 one-way, EUR 12 return


Terminal 1, outside Arrivals, exit baggage claim, turn left as you leave the building
Terminal 2, outside Departures, exit baggage claim, follow the coach signs, cross the footbridge and go down the escalator and turn left

Tip: Buy your ticket online before you arrive for a discounted fare and quicker boarding

The Airlink Express service connects Dublin Airport with many of Dublin's main locations. The Airlink 747 and Airlink 757 connect Dublin Airport with Commons Street, O'Connell Street, Christ Church, Ushers Quay and more. Travel time from Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre is 15 minutes.

Cost: EUR 6 one way, EUR 11 return. Return tickets are valid for two months.


Taxi prices will depend on the time of day and the amount of traffic. Journey time to the city centre is around 30 minutes. Official Dublin taxis are all different models of car, but all have a yellow TAXI sign on the roof.

Cost: EUR 25-30
Ranks outside Terminals 1 and 2

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Only in the Lounge

Showering facilities are available in the Terminal 2 Executive Lounge. 

Terminal 2, airside, adjacent to the 400 gates
Hours of operation: 05:00-20:30 daily

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Luggage storage

Terminal 1 Short-Term Car Park Atrium

A left luggage facility, operated by Greencaps, is available for short- and long-term storage of luggage. Rates vary depending on the size of baggage. 

Location: Terminal 1, before security, arrivals 

Opening hours: 05:00-23:00 daily

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Travelling between T1 and T2

By foot

Dublin Airport has no shuttle buses or light railways connecting the two terminals, however, there is a covered walkway that let you cross from one terminal to the other.

The walkway is in the Arrivals Hall. You’ll see it to the left after you pass through customs. If you can't find the walkway, simply look for a customer service assistant (CRA) in a pink polo shirt.

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Whether it’s a long layover, a flight delay, or just the will to enjoy the infrastructure of a beautiful hotel, Dayuse.com invites you to book a day stay at one of our hotels located in the immediate proximity of the airport.

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4/ Pay only at the check in
5/ Cancel at no cost until last minute


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