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About Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is the international airport serving the city of Dublin, the capital of Ireland. The airport, which is located 10 km north of the city center, is used by more than 2 million passengers each year. The construction of the airport began in 1930 with a terminal building and a grass airfield. The airport was opened in 1940. The airport has many awards thanks to its architectural style. A new and larger terminal building was designed in 1971 with aim to increase the capacity of the airport to 6 million passengers. At Dublin Airport, which welcomed 21.7 million passengers in 2014, the interior design features of some sections continue to be protected. The airport, which is the leading airport of Ireland, is today accepted as a modern European airport.

Getting to the City Center from Dublin Airport

Dublin is also known as "the capital not only of Ireland but also the literature" since it is the hometown of the famous literature figures such as James Joyce, Bernard Shaw, and Jack London. The airport is only 10 kilometers north of the city.

Metro

It is possible to get to Parnell Square and O'Connell in the city center by the metro line called "Northern Metro" from the airport.

The metro which departs from the ground floor of the airport terminals reaches the station in Parnell Square and O’Connell/Abbey St. stations in O'Connell in half an hour. The buses departing from the Parnell Square, which is a big park, provide transportation service to all parts of the city as well as they offer transfer option to the rail system lines, especially to the south and east lines, through the metro stations.

Airport Buses

Dublin Airport, which is the most important airport in the Republic of Ireland, is also the busiest airport in Ireland together with Belfast Airport. Both airports serve the people on the entire island and the buses carry passengers between the airport and the various regions. The private shuttle buses of Air Link and Air Coach companies provide transportation service between the airport and Dublin city center.

Buses depart every 15 or 30 minutes. The buses of both companies go up to O'Connell.

City Buses

It is also possible to reach the city center from the airport by city buses. You can get to Parnell Square in 25 minutes by bus number 747, which departs every 20 minutes from the airport.

In addition, the buses 16, 16C, 33, 41 and 41C departing from the airport will also take you to various points at Parnell Square.

Taxi

It takes about 20 minutes to reach O'Connell in the city center by taxi departing from the gates of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Rent a car

There are 8 car rental offices at the airport. You can rent a car from these car rental offices, three of which operate on pre-booking system. Once you rent a car, all you need to do is to take the Swords Road to reach the city center. Then you should drive through the Coolock road and take the "City Center – Dublin Port" turning and head to Parnell Square. This road will lead you directly to O'Connell.

Last Updated: April 28, 2017
Getting to Dublin Airport from the City Center

Dublin, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, which is considered to be the westernmost country of the European continent and the independent country of the Irish island, is referred to as the "double river city" by the locals. Dublin, the cultural, commercial and political center of the country, is the fifth city that hosts the largest tourist population on the European continent. There is also an international airport in the north of the city, which welcomes a large number of visitors thanks to its unique features as well as being a commercial city. There are many transportation alternatives between the airport and the city.

Metro

Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, which left the United Kingdom in 1921, is also the leading port city in the country. The train and metro lines departing from the ports also offer you a chance to transfer to the North Metro, which connects the city to the airport. Parnell Square and O'Connell / Abbey St. stations of the metro line provide transportation to the airport from the city center, while the Drumcondra Station offers transfer option to the airport from the stations coming from the ports.

Airport Buses

Parnell Square in the city center consists of a large park in the middle and the surrounding roads. There are buses belonging to Air Link and Air Coach Companies, which are called North, South, East and West buses that directly go to the airport. It takes half an hour to get to the airport by buses that you can take by paying 6 Euros.

City Buses

It is possible to reach the airport by buses 16, 16C, 33, 41, 41C and 747 departing from Parnell Square and O’Connell road, which is also the busiest street of the city and passes through the Liffey River dividing the city into two. The city buses 16 and 747 are the shortest routes to the airport.

Car

If you want to get to the airport from Dublin city center by car, you need to head to the Dublin Port turnout through Parnell Square and then take the Swords Road. You can arrive at Dublin Airport, which has a car park with 7950 car capacity, in about 20 minutes. One potential problem you may experience while driving is that the traffic flows on the left-hand side, the reverse direction compared to the traffic in Turkey.

Airport Information

Dublin Airport, which is the most important airport in Ireland along with Belfast Airport, welcomes more than 20 million passengers a year. There are many restaurants, bars, and cafés for passengers and their visitors to enjoy their time at the airport. In addition to the places, most of which are located in Terminal 1, WH Smith, England's most famous book and stationery store, is also available at the airport.

Last Updated: April 27, 2017
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