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How to Get from Dublin Airport to Dublin City Center

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The Dublin Airport (DUB) is the main gateway to Ireland and is located just 10 kilometres north from the city of Dublin. Arriving passengers can use local buses, coaches and taxis to get to the city.

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Train Services

There are no direct trains from the airport but the Dublin Bus service connects the airport to Connolly and Heuston railway stations. Dublin’s light rail network (LUAS) stops at both Connolly and Heuston stations.

Airport Buses

Buses to the city centre leave from the Arrivals Road. The Dublin bus company operates the Airlink bus service between the airport and the city of Dublin. Airlink buses nr. 747 and 748 travel between the airport and the city centre and an adult single fare to the city is €6.00. Tickets are available from the Dublin Tourism information desk or the Bus and Rail information desk on arrival, or from ticket machines in the bus departure area.

Aircoach operates a coach service from the airport to Dublin city centre and to other destinations. There are two different routes so make sure you know where you are heading to in the city. The coaches operate around the clock and leave every 10 minutes during the day, less frequently in the evening and once an hour at night. An adult single fare is €7.00-€8.00 depending on the destination.

There are also several local buses from the airport to Dublin that will stop at all stops on the way to the city. Some hotels in Dublin offer shuttle bus services to hotel guests. Long-distance coaches leave from the airport to several major destinations around Ireland.

Taxis and Car Rental

Taxis wait for arriving passengers in front of the airport on the Arrivals Road. If you are planning to rent a car in Dublin, the companies with offices at the airport include Hertz, Budget, Avis, Sixt and Europcar. The rental desks are open between 06.00 and 23.00.

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Satu was born in Finland, but moved to London in 1996 and lived there for 10 years working as a journalist. She has spent the last couple of years mostly in India, practicing yoga and travelling.

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