Being the busiest airport in Ireland, Dublin Airport offers flights to many domestic and international destinations, serving over 30 million passengers per year. DUB is approximately a 30-minute drive from Dublin city center. It provides an array of car parking services, as well as airport transportation options — scroll down to discover more about Dublin Airport transfers.
Driving to the airport? Type the Dublin Airport address into your mapping app for directions:
Co. Dublin, Ireland
Pickup Location / Where to meet your Dublin Airport shuttle driver?
Shuttle buses: Dublin Bus
Buses to the city depart from the airport Bus Park in Zone 15.
You will receive the exact pick-up location after requesting your ride.
Ground Transportation Services
When choosing a suitable Dublin Airport transfer, you have to take a few things into consideration, such as your budget, luggage, or whether you are in a hurry or not. Travelers searching for a low-cost option should pick a Dublin Airport Shuttle or public transportation service, which is the cheapest. If convenience is your top priority, book a private car service or limousine. Finally, for passengers with a tight schedule, the go-to choice is a taxi service, which is available around the clock. Keep reading for more information about each service.
Dublin Airport Shuttle
Shuttle buses are usually one of the most popular airport transfer services. In Dublin, local buses are so comfortable and affordable that there's no need for private shuttle bus companies. However, passengers who plan on staying in a nearby hotel have a great choice — several hotels near Dublin Airport provide free shuttle service. The shuttle bus service operates 24/7 and takes you to and from the airport terminal building.
To assist you in finding the Dublin Airport hotel that fits all your needs, we looked into all accommodation options and singled out the top 3 places. Our list below gives you all relevant details; for additional information, contact one of the hotels.
||Hotel Shuttle Service
|Radisson Hotel Dublin Airport
||+353 1 844 6000
|Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport
||24/7, every 20-30 minutes
||+353 1 808 0500
|Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
||24/7, every 30 minutes
||+353 1 871 1000
Pick-up location: The Maldron Hotel shuttle picks up in zone 8 (Terminal 1) or on the right side of the arrivals exit door at Terminal 2. The Clayton Hotel shuttles run from Zone 16 near airport terminals.
Public buses are ideal for budget-conscious travelers due to their very competitive prices. Several local bus operators serve Dublin Airport and take passengers to numerous locations in the area. If you don’t have a lot of luggage, hop on one of the buses listed below and significantly reduce your expenses.
Go-Ahead Ireland offers two bus routes that are suitable for airport passengers going to Swords, Malahide, Sutton, Balbriggan, or Skerries. This bus service departs from the Dublin Airport Bus Park in Zone 15. Bus fares depend on your final destination, but the price starts at €1.55 if you pay at the driver's ticket machine. Alternatively, use the card validator (placed on the right side as you board the bus) and pay €2.50.
Dublin Bus has a couple of bus lines that stop at DUB — line 16 runs to/from Ballinteer, while line 41 operates between Lower Abbey Street and Sword Manor. Buses also depart from the Bus Park in Zone 15. If going from Dublin Airport to Ballinteer, your bus ticket will cost €3.30. To reach Abbey Street and Irish Life Mall, you’ll pay the same price. Feel free to use their website to calculate your fare.
Airlink Express is the fastest option in this group and provides two routes: the 747 route runs from DUB to Heuston Station in Central Dublin, while the 757 Airlink runs from DUB to Charlotte Way (via Pearse Station). Buses operate through Dublin Tunnel from 4:45 AM (or 06:30 AM on Sunday) to 00:30 AM. The 747 service typically runs every 10-15 minutes, while the 757 departs from the airport every 30 minutes. Buses serving the city center are situated outside the arrivals halls of both terminals. A one-way ticket is €7 when bought on a bus or €6 if you purchase it online.
Metered taxi cabs are available to Dublin Airport passengers at any time, and you can find the taxi rank at the forecourt right outside Terminal 1. To find the location, follow the airport signs. If you require any further information, talk to a taxi dispatcher at the taxi rank. Official taxis utilize taximeters as their charging system, and the initial charge is €3.80 from Monday to Saturday, after which you pay €1.14/km or €0.40/minute.
We looked into the estimated fares for the most popular rides to give you a glimpse into Dublin Airport taxi fares:
- Dublin Airport to Busaras: €15-€25;
- Dublin Airport to Dublin city center: €25-€30;
- Dublin Airport to Heuston Station: €30-€40.
Note that prices can vary based on traffic congestion and time/day of pick-up.
Uber is allowed to operate at Dublin Airport and can be a good choice if you share a ride with a couple of passengers. However, Dublin Airport shuttle buses and even taxis are more cost-effective — the Uber ride between the terminals and the city center costs over €40. To request a ride, download the phone app, and arrange transfers within minutes. The pick-up location will be sent to you after booking.
Private Chauffeur Services
Several chauffeur providers work with the airport and ensure the highest service standards. To book the most convenient DUB transfer, you have to be willing to spend more money since this service is much more expensive than Dublin Airport shuttle buses. Private transfers are ideal for special events or business trips.
Want to arrange a transfer via a private chauffeur company? Choose one of the operators from our list below — they are reliable, punctual, and have excellent reviews.
|Dublin Chauffeur Services
||+353 1 907 9242
|Goldstar Chauffeur Drive
||+353 1 890 0374
|Emerald Chauffeur Drive
||+353 1 883 1940
|Devine's Chauffeur Services
||+353 1 626 9092
|LFL Worldwide Chauffeur Services
||+353 86 414 1837
Rental cars are perfect for people who plan to spend at least a couple of days in Dublin and want to explore the city. If you want to visit Dublin Castle, Phoenix Park, or Malahide Gardens, a rental car will allow you to do that flexibly and at your own pace. To lower your costs, make an advanced reservation!
Dublin International Airport offers an impressive range of rental car services, located at Terminal 2. If coming from Terminal 1, follow the signs to reach any of the following companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dooley, Hertz, Enterprise, Europcar, National, NewWay Car Hire, and Sixt.
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