Dublin is a hub airport for the following airlines:Ryanair Flights
Aer Lingus Flights
Dublin Airport (airport code DUB), called Aerfort Bhaile Ãtha Cliath in Irish, is the busiest airport in the Republic of Ireland. It’s about 10 km from the city of Dublin, and the headquarters of Ireland’s national airline, Aer Lingus. It’s also the headquarters of Europe’s biggest discount carrier, Ryanair. CityJet is based nearby as well. All of this means that getting to Dublin, especially as a quick break from within Europe, is cheap and easy.
The vast majority of passengers passing through Dublin Airport are international travelers. For travelers leaving Dublin and going to the United States, the airports in Dublin and Shannon are the only ones in Europe to do a “border preclearance,” meaning immigration checks are performed in Ireland. Even though customs and declarations must still be done in the US, this can save lots of time for travelers.
There’s a fabulous interactive map here which shows all the destinations flying to and from Dublin Airport, along with what airlines fly those routes. A less fancy list of airlines serving Dublin (and their contact information) is here. You’ll find live arrival information here, and departure information here. Maps of the airport’s various levels and “piers”, along with a map of the area, is here and you’ll find a list of services available at the airport here. Wireless access is available for a fee, and there’s a left luggage facility in the Car Park Atrium. It’s open from 6:00am until 11:00pm daily. Your dining options are listed here, and shopping options here. Ground transportation choices are plentiful, including bus/coach, taxi and train. You can also rent a car. You’ll find driving directions and maps here. Don’t forget to check out these airfare deals to Dublin, and read about what to do and where to stay once you get there.
The Republic of Ireland’s bustling capital city is disproportionately large for the size of the country, which makes it a busy and popular European city. Dublin boasts an active nightlife and top tourist attractions, and despite its large size the main points of interest are easily navigated on foot. It’s not an inexpensive city to visit, and inexpensive accommodations tend to fill up early during busy seasons. Dublin’s got historic sights galore, but of course, not everyone comes to Ireland for the history – some just come for the Guinness! For more information on visiting Ireland, please see our Ireland Travel Logue.