Dublin International Airport
Address: CQG2 + H2 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 814 1111
Airport code: DUB
Elevation: 74 m
Junction for: Aer Lingus
Opened: January 19, 1940
DUB Departures today
About Dublin International Airport departures
The airport is located 4-5 miles north of Dublin city in Ireland. Many millions of passengers use the airport every year, with 2019 being a record year. At that time, almost 33 million passengers came through the airport. Unfortunately, the pandemic has seen a major downturn with a drop of nearly 78%. It is a home base for the airlines Aer Lingus and Ryanair who together operate most Dublin airport departures. All departures are via one of the two runways. There is a third under construction. Both short and medium long distances are covered. The majority stays in Europe but there are also several options across the transatlantic ocean and also UAE.
The most popular route with many Dublin Airport departures go to the dutch airport, Amsterdam Schiphol. Actually, most flights in total go to the UK to cities like:
- LHR – London
- LGW – London
- MAN – Manchester
- BHX – Birmingham
- STN – London
- EDI – Edinburgh
- BRS – Bristol
- LTN – London
- LPL – Liverpool
- NCL – Newcastle
- EMA – East Midlands
- LBA – Leeds
However, there are also many flights to major cities in Europe outside the UK and the Netherlands. Some examples of this are:
- LIS – Lisbon
- CDG – Paris
- FRA – Frankfurt
- Copenhagen, Warsaw, Prague, Munich, Berlin, Brussels, Milan Bergamo, Barcelona, and Madrid
There were also quite a few flights to Spain, Italy, Poland, Greece, Turkey and France during summer months. There are also many charter companies that operate holiday flights to these countries in the summer. Some of these are TUI and Aer Lingus. There are also regular seasonal flights. This is often to smaller cities in Europe or to the US. If you want Dublin departures to the US you can choose from the following destinations:
- San Francisco
- Orlando International
- Chicago O’Hare International
- Washington Dulles
- Philadelphia International
- Boston Logan
- New York John F. Kennedy
- New York Newark Liberty
- Toronto Pearson International
Location of Dublin airport
Dublin International Airport is located in the east of Ireland, 8 miles north of Dublin city. To get to the airport from the center you can take the Airlink Express bus. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes. Other local buses are slightly cheaper but slower due to the extra stops. You can also travel by taxi. These are available at Dublin Airport at the exits of terminals 1 and 2. Travel to the center costs approximately 30 euros. An option with a rental car is of course also possible. This can be hired at the airport at Sixt, Budget, Hertz or Avis, among others.
Dublin departures start at terminal 1 or 2, depending on your destination. Terminal 1 is used by Ryanair and for the short distance flights. Terminal 2 for the international DUB departures and destinations that are more long distance flights. Near the terminal building are two hotels to stay for the night or just for some time. These are:
- Radisson Hotel
- Maldron Hotel
Ground transportation Dublin Airport
The airport is only 10 km from Dublin city center. You can easily travel to and from the airport by car, bus or taxi.
If you want to be dropped off by car, you can use the drop off points. These are located just in front of the terminal. Follow the directions on the signs for this. Short stay parking can be used to pick up passengers.
Travel by taxi: you can easily continue your journey by taxi if you have arrived at the airport with a flight. After collecting your luggage, walk out of the terminal. There are special taxi ranks and dispatchers. You can use the taxi for a maximum ride of 30 km. The price of the ride is determined by the taxi meter. Traveling in the evening/night is often more expensive, as well as on Sundays. The journey to Busaras is up to 25 Euros, Heuston Station up to 40 Euros and to Dublin city center up to 30 Euros each way.
You can also rent a car at the airport. There are car rental companies such as Alamo, Avis and Budget but also lesser known ones such as Dooley Car Rentals and NewWay Car Hire. They can all be found in both terminals with their own counter.
Travel by bus to Dublin city center or beyond. There are two types of options: The Dublin Airport Buses or the National Coach Services. There are several options for the Dublin Airport Buses.
- Take the Dublin Express Bus for a quality coach to the city center with some stops at Temple Bar and Heuston Station. There is even a toilet, Wi-Fi and USB charging points on the bus.
- Other bus options to the city center are Aircoach (many different routes to Killiney, Greystones, Cork, and Belfast.
- Other options include Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Expressway, Citi Link, GoLink, Translink and Go-Ahead Ireland. Every airline has its own website to book tickets.