Flights to Dublin
Historic Dublin is also a cosmopolitan city whose thousand-year heritage is sprinkled liberally with a healthy dose of contemporary hedonism. Its Georgian streets and medieval avenues are crammed full of quirky shops, happening bars, bohemian clubs and boutique hotels that promise you pleasure, excitement and a very warm welcome indeed.
Dublin Airport’s location
Reaching Dublin after your flight lands is as easy as the relaxed city itself, with Dublin Airport conveniently located just 5 miles north of the city itself. The international airport is near Swords in the county of Fingal, and you can wait longer for a Guinness to settle than it takes to get from the airport to the city.
Flights to Dublin Airport
Dublin is Ireland’s busiest airport with more than 20 million passengers arriving and departing every year on more planes than any other airport in the country. The airport has an extensive choice of short and medium haul flights, as well as some intercontinental routes that are centred on the Middle East and North America. There are two terminals but all flights from the UK are served by Terminal 1.
UK and Irish flights to Dublin
Dublin is directly accessible by flights from the following UK and Irish airports: Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Donegal, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow-International, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kerry, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-City, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, London-Luton, London-Southend, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newquay and Southampton.
Wherever you live in the UK it won’t be too hard to find a choice of low-cost budget carriers or more traditional airlines for your flight to Dublin.
The busiest UK routes are London Heathrow, followed by London Gatwick, London Stansted and Manchester. Indeed the route between London and Dublin is one of the world’s busiest international air routes, with well over 600 weekly flights between the two cities.
From Dublin Airport to the city
Dublin Airport is located just off the M1 and the M50 and it is a very short drive into the city centre. There are regular buses, plentiful taxis and plenty of car rental kiosks in the airport itself.
In the arrival hall you will have access to free Wi-Fi, be able to change money or use an ATM, freshen up or find a place to eat and should you need them there is a choice of hotels right next to the airport itself.
You can arrange your car rental with Expedia and save yourself time and trouble on arrival. With the minimum of fuss you can drive straight out of the airport and into the heart of Dublin.
Exploring Ireland from Dublin Airport
If you are using Dublin Airport as a springboard to explore other parts of Ireland you are in for a real treat as Ireland offers some of the most scenic drives anywhere in the world. The airport is 130 miles from both Limerick and Galway, 165 miles from Cork and 98 miles from Belfast.