Dublin flights

By Yvonne Kerr , your Dublin expert

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Flying to Dublin

Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Aer Arann, CityJet and Lufthansa fly to Dublin from Europe on a regular basis. Use the booking widget above and see our money-saving guide on Short Haul Flights for advice on how to find the cheapest fares.

Aer Lingus and some US carriers offer a good range of long haul flights to Dublin from the US and Canada, and Aer Lingus have weekly flights to Dubai, with options for onward connections, or connecting flights can be arranged via London Heathrow, Amsterdam (KLM), Paris Charles de Gaulle (Air France) or Frankfurt (Lufthansa).

Dublin airport is 12km north of the city and there is no shortage of taxi or coach transport options into "town" as us Dubliners call the city centre. Depending on traffic, it should take you roughly 30 minutes to reach the city centre. Many of my recommended Dublin hotels will arrange a pick up transport for you if you ask ahead.

For information on Dublin Airport phone +353 1814 1111, or see www.dublinairportauthority.com. For summer and winter timetables see www.dublinairport.com.

Getting to the city centre

Aircoach (+353 1 844 7118; www.aircoach.ie) is by far the best transport service to and from Dublin Airport. It’s a luxurious air-conditioned coach that runs an excellent service every 20 minutes. A single ticket costs 7 euros. The punctual blue coach runs between Dublin Airport and Ballsbridge, via the city centre, servicing lots of hotels. The service leaves the airport frequently between 5am and 12pm and every hour from 12pm to 5am. Aircoach also runs services to Cork and Belfast from the airport.

Taxi: A taxi to the city centre should cost roughly €25. There are plenty of taxis outside the arrivals area.

Dublin bus services: There are several Dublin bus services operating from directly outside the terminal buildings and this is the cheapest way to travel to and from the airport. Tickets cost 2-3 euros. Regular services (numbers 41/16a) take about 45 minutes to reach the city centre.

Coach service: There is also an express coach service – Airlink. Airlink number 747 will bring you to the central bus station, Busáras, and from here coaches depart to all parts of the country. The Airlink journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

All of the above bus and coach services are operated by Dublin Bus (+353 1 8734222; www.dublinbus.ie).

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