GETTING TO DUBLIN
Dublin is easily accessible from the UK, Continental Europe and the east and west coast of the USA. More than 36 scheduled airlines fly into Dublin Airport, which is located 12 km from the city centre. Dublin Airport serves 7 domestic, 29 UK, 36 Continental European and 9 international destinations. For more information please visit http://www.dublinairport.com
Dublin is served by two terminals (T1 & T2). There are a number of private and public bus services that operate from outside the airport arrivals areas to the city centre.
Dublin Port is located around two miles from the city centre. Today four ferry companies, between them, operate up to thirteen sailings daily connecting Dublin with Holyhead, Liverpool and Douglas.
Irish Ferries offering several daily several cruise and fast ferry options from Holyhead. The Ulysses carries up to 2,000 passengers on a 3hr 15min crossing. Fast sailings take just under two hours. Stenaline operates the Stena Adventurer and Nordica between Holyhead and Dublin Port, with four daily sailings each way. Additional information available here
Aircoach is a privately-run bus service which operates between the airport and the city centre (Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street and Trinity College Dublin/Grafton Street). Cost €7 single and €12 return. Tickets can be purchased online or from the driver.
Airlink (Bus 747 and 757), operated by Dublin Bus connects with all Dublin transport providers and city centre locations.
The 747 Route serves: Point Village & The 3 Arena, North Wall Quay (Central Bank),The Convention Centre Dublin, Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC), Commons Street, Talbot Street; The Central Bus Station (Busáras), Connolly Rail Station, Gardiner Street, Cathal Brugha Street, O’Connell Street, College Green & Temple Bar, Christ Church Cathedral, High Street, Ushers Quay and Heuston Rail Station.
The 757 Route serves: North Wall Quay (Central Bank) The Convention Centre Dublin, Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC), Custom House Quay, Eden Quay & O’Connell Bridge, Hawkins Street & Temple Bar, Westland Row, Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, Earlsfort Terrace, Adelaide Road, Camden (Charlotte Way) and Harcourt Street.
Cost €6 single and €11 return. Save with online discounts, buy directly from driver, from the Airport desk, or from ticket vending machines at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
A Taxi rank is situated just outside both airport terminals and, depending on the time of day, the journey takes approximately 30 minutes to the city centre. Passengers should follow Taxi signage to the designated taxi ranks. A taxi dispatcher is available at either taxi rank if you require any further information or assistance. A taxi journey to the city centre can cost in the region of €30 depending on the time of day. Additional information here.
Many Irish and international car rental companies operate in Dublin Airport. A valid driving licence is required to drive in Ireland. Additional information is available here.