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How to get from Dublin airport to the city center

Dublin airport is only 10 kilometers from the city, so it is very easy to get from Dublin airport to the center in just half an hour.

In this post I tell you all the options you have to go from the airport to the center of Dublin and I add some tips to prepare your trip.

If you still don't know what to see in the capital of Ireland, here you will find 35 essential things to see and do in Dublin, and if you still need accommodation, here you will find the best areas and hotels to stay in Dublin.


1. Transfers from Dublin airport to your hotel

The most comfortable way to get from Dublin airport to the door of your hotel is to hire a transfer. In this way you will not have to carry suitcases to the bus stop, depend on a schedule...

You just need to book the transfer, adding your flight information and once you arrive, you will have the transport waiting for you.

In addition, you have the opportunity to book a round trip (this way you get something cheaper per trip). This service is usually around 48 euros (one way) per car for a maximum of 4 people. The price you reserve will be a fixed price.

2. By taxi, another comfortable option to go from the airport to the center of Dublin

If you are not interested in reserving the transfer in advance, but still want to go comfortably from the airport to the hotel door, the taxi is another good option. You will find taxi ranks in the two airport terminals. The cost is usually around 35-45 euros (one way), although they work with a meter and if there is more traffic the meter will increase.

3. By rental car, the best option if you are going to visit several places in Ireland

If you are thinking of making a route through Ireland, the best option is to rent a car. You can pick it up in the same terminal, although I recommend that you book it online in advance. Prices start at 35 euros per day.

4. By bus, the cheapest option to go from Dublin airport to the city center

4.1. Airlink Express

This is the most popular option. The trip takes about 30 minutes and runs every day from 4:45 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. They have a frequency between 10 and 15 minutes. There are two different routes that cover the entire downtown area of ​​the city: 747 and 757. The ticket costs 7 euros if you buy one way and 12 euros if you buy a round trip.

4.2. The aircoach bus

Aircoach is another company very similar to Airlink. Line 700 connects Dublin Airport with the city center. Its great advantage is that it offers 24-hour service. So it will be very useful if you land in Dublin at dawn and do not want to take a taxi. It runs every half hour from 11:55 p.m. to 3:25 a.m. and every 15 minutes during the day. It stops at both terminals.

The ticket costs 7 euros if you buy only one way and 12 euros if you buy round trip.

4.3. Dublin Bus, Dublin's public buses

If you are looking for the cheapest transportation to get from Dublin airport to the city center, public buses are the best option. There are several routes that reach the city center, but the most common are 16 and 41. They run from 5 am to 11 pm every 15 minutes approximately, although on weekends there are fewer frequencies.

Tickets cost 3.30 euros each way. It is important that you have the exact cash, since the driver does not give change.


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