Dublin Airport


Dublin is served by a single airport, Dublin Airport (DUB), which is located near Swords, approximately 10km (6 miles) north of the city centre. Open since the early 1940s, the airport was used by 18.4 million passengers in 2010, down from a peak of 23.5 million in 2008.

Terminal 1

Domestic and short-haul European services (with the exception of Aer Lingus flights) depart and arrive at Terminal 1.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 is the departure and landing point for all Aer Lingus domestic, European and long-haul services, and all long-haul flights operated by other airlines. United States border preclearance services are available at Terminal 2, saving passengers time on arrival in the US.

Airlines serving Dublin Airport include Aer Arann, BMI, Czech Airlines, Europe Airpost, Monarch, and of course Aer Lingus and Ryanair, both of which have their head offices at the airport. The 3 busiest destinations by passenger volume are London, Paris and New York, with the Dublin to London route being the busiest air corridor in the EU.

Getting to the Airport

There is not yet a train or LUAS service to the airport, but it is easily accessible by road and well served by bus and coach routes.

By road

The airport is located near the M1 and M50 motorways, and has 3600 short-term car parking spaces and 14,400 in the long-term car park, with a shuttle bus to and from the airport. Parking can be paid for in the car park using cash or credit card, or booked in advance. Book Car Parking

Short Term Car Park A
Terminal 2 Short Term Car Park
Short Term Car Park C
Long Term Car Park Red
Long Term Car Park Blue

Car Rental

A wide selection of car rental firms are available at Dublin Airport, with desks prominently located within the arrivals areas in both terminals.


A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs approximately €25

By Bus or Coach

Dublin Bus runs 2 direct Airlink services between the airport and the city centre, routes 747 and 748, which stop directly outside the terminal building. Tickets cost €6 one-way and €10 return, and children travel half-price. The routes are as follows:

747:Dublin Airport – O’Connell Street UpperBusaras (Central Bus Station)Route Details
748:Dublin Airport – Heuston Rail StationRoute Details
Additionally a number of other bus and coach operators serve Dublin Airport, along with the following local bus routes:
16a:Dublin Airport – Lower Rathfarnham (Nutgrove Avenue)Route Details
41:Abbey Street Lower – Swords ManorRoute Details
102:Sutton Station – Dublin AirportRoute Details