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Dublin International Airport
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 Address Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
 Location The airport is located 10km or 6 miles north of
Dublin city centre
 Country code 353
 Airport code DUB
 Telephone (0)1 814 1111
 Fax (0)1 814 4816
 Email via airport web site
 Web site www.dublin-airport.com
Time Zone

GMT (GMT + 1 hour between Apr-Oct)

Number of terminals: 1

Driving directions

From Dublin city centre, take the M50 north and exit onto the M1 north to the airport.

Car parking

The airport has two car parks; one short-term car park, which is a short walk from the terminal, one long-term car park, just off the airport site (accessed directly from the motorway) with a free 24-hour shuttle bus service to the terminal.

Car rental

Car hire companies operating from the airport include Avis, Budget, Murrays, Eurodollar and Hertz. There are also many pre-book car hire companies which operate at the airport; these include Argus, Hamill, Atlas, Dan Dooley, Malone, Bunratty, Sixt and Thrifty.

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Available from outside the terminal. A travel information desk is located in Arrivals


Bus services can be caught from the Arrivals road directly outside the terminal. They the Airlink Express coach, which goes to Dublin's main bus station and Connolly rail station, and to Heuston rail station on some services; buses leave around every 15 minutes 07:00-23:00. There are also buses to central and suburban Dublin, as well as a bus to and from Belfast City operated by Bus Eirean.


Coaches operate from the airport's coach park on the far side of the main car park building. Aircoach, runs from the airport to Dublin city centre and other stops including hotels; coaches leave every 15 minutes 05:30-22:30. City Link and Nesters run a service to Galway City.

Information and help desks

The Airport Information Desk, staffed by Aer Rianta, is on the Arrivals concourse, open daily 06:00-23:00. Dublin Tourism's Information and Reservation Centre is on the Arrivals concourse, next to the main Arrivals door. The centre is open 363 days a year, 08:00-22:00.

Airport facilities

Money and communications

Bureau de change facilities can be found throughout the terminal building; there are also 24-hour ATMs located on the Arrivals and Departures levels and in the atrium of the multi-storey car park. A foreign exchange currency dispenser is on the Departures level. There is a post office in the car park atrium open daily 09:00-17:00.

Eating and drinking

The airport has several restaurants, cafés and bars.


Shops include duty-free and others.


A left luggage facility is located in the atrium of the multi-storey car park for short- and long-term storage of luggage. Greencaps portage service is in the Departures and Arrivals areas to help passengers with their baggage.

Other facilities

There is a pharmacy and a hairdressers on the Departures level of the terminal. There is also a free nursery on the Departures level.

Conference and business facilities

Business facilities available to Anna Livia Airport Club members and guests (telephone: (0)1 814 4521) telephone, fax and photocopying in boarding areas A, B and C and a meeting room in boarding area B.

Disabled facilities

Award-winning facilities for disabled passengers include adapted toilets, lifts with Braille buttons, an induction loop and a counter loop system at the information help desk. Passengers should advise their airline of any special needs on arrival at the airport or when making their booking. A Minicom Phone is provided for hearing-impaired travellers (MINICOM telephone: (0)1 814 4613). Short- and long-term parking for the disabled is available on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park with direct access to the terminal and can be booked in advance (telephone: (0)1 814 4828).

Airport hotels

The Holiday Inn Dublin Airport (telephone: (0)1 844 4211) and Great Southern Hotel (telephone: (0)1 844 6000) are both located on the airport premises. Dublin City Centre is only a 20 minute taxi ride away, so it may be worth considering Dublin City Centre hotels as an alternative.
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