This is your typical wannabe big but isn't airport. I did find the wait times to be small and the basic selection of shopping to be ok. Sadly Aer Lingus is no longer One World and the club does not recognize AA status even though they still codeshare flights.
One very good point about this airport is that US Immigration is downstairs in the one set of gates and you clear it before you board instead of having to do it upon arrival in the States. This allows smoother connections if need be when you get there.
We met a family in the airport that are British but living in Oregon. It was a strange conversation until we figured out that they were British living in the US and we were American living in the UK. Both the flight and the train ride from Birmingham (pronounced Birminghm - unless you mean the one in Alabama) were relatively uneventful
Dublin Airport is 10km north of the city -get the 41bus from Eden Quay (about €1.30 fare) or get the blue Aircoach (special stops around the city centre) for €5.
Here's a pic of us in Dublin Airport before catching our flight to Prague. :-)
Taxis to and from Dublin airport to the city centre will cost you about €15-25, with a fee added for luggage & extra passengers.
There is no train or Luas connection to the Airport. :(
Dublin Airport is located about 13k north of the city centre. Major works are taken place as the amount of travellers passing through is growing. On the arrivals level you will find lots of cafe's takeaway's and fast food outlets. Along with a few bars. On the ground level there is a post office, currency exchange, and a Dublin tourism office. a transport desk with train and bus details. Left luggage is open daily from 6am to 11pm. The charges around around 4 Euro per item for 24 hours. For general enquiries call 01 814 1111
Dublin is served by a single terminal airport approximately 10km north of the city. Low cost airline Ryanair flies to Dublin from just about every regional airport in the UK as well as a handful on the European continent, while national flag carrier Aer Lingus flies to Dublin from a large number of European cities and a handful in North America.
A blue Aircoach express service connects to the city centre and many of Dublin's major hotels, most of which are on the south side of the city. Buses leave every 15 minutes and the journey time to the centre is approximately 30 minutes. The cost is 7 Euros for a single and 12 Euros return.
Dublin Bus offer an express AirLink service (routes 747 and 748) every 10 minutes at peak times to the city centre and bus station for 5 Euros. A one-day rambler ticket can also be purchased from the ticket machine or inside the airport (but not on the bus) that gives unlimited all day bus travel, also for 5 Euros. A pack of five one-day ramblers can be purchased for 17 Euros inside the airport.
Aircoach links the airport with downtown on a very regular base. Buses are leaving the airport every 15 minutes between 4.30am and midnight. After Midnight to 4.30am the buses are running every hour.
Adult Fare is 6 € (Single) or 10 € (Return).
This statue of a pig with wire wings sits right outside the Dublin airport. As waited for the bus to take us to town, we noticed the pig of Dublin airport.
I went with 3 vtr's and rushed to take the first vt picture of our group in Dublin, sad to say Chris already beat me to it by taking a picture inside the airport or at the Shannon airport.
If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you get a better view.
The quickest way to travel to Dublin is by plane.Various airlines like the Irish Aer Lingus or Ryanair and the German Lufthansa or Germanwings operate services to Dublin.
The International Airport of Dublin is located about 8 miles (12 km) north of Dublin.
Dublin Airport (see pic below) is surprisingly huge and has lots of great eateries and shops to do your last minute shopping. I was pleasantly surprised!