To and From Dublin Airport, Dublin
Dublin Airport is about 7 miles or 10k north of the city. Dublin bus runs a special Airlink bus into the city centre every 10 minutes during the week and every 20 minutes during weekends. The cost is €6.50 each way. The bus departs outside the arrivals hall. Go to the information desk before you leave the airport terminal. The Airlink also stops in Busaras which is the main terminal for provincial buses. Connelly station is near Busaras as is the DART Dublin Area Rapid Transport. The Airlink will also drop you off at Heuston Station the mainline rail station which serves the south and west. You can also catch a normal double decker bus number 41 from outside the arrivals hall. The cost is around €2.20 and will drop you in the city centre. It takes a bit longer but if your on a budget take this option. You can also catch a cab again outside the arrivals hall. The cost is high and they charge you for almost everything, from your bags, to the time of day. No set charge like New York.. Please be careful l have heard many sad stories of taxi men ripping off tourists.. take the bus instead. If don't have a rail system that takes you to the airport.. not yet...
Try this website also for taxi fares
Aircoach bus stops are right outside the arrival exit. They have several destinations, i.e., Cork, Belfast and Portaoise, so ask the ticketing staff where the Dublin City Centre bus stop is. The bus leaves every 10-20 min.
The ticket is 7euro one way, and 12 euro return. You can buy a ticket at the stops or online.
The bus to Dublin City Centre makes several stops including O'Connell St., near the Trinity College, and near the St. Stephen Green. Check online for route information to see which stop is close to your destination/hotel.
You can get on the bus to the airport in front of the Dublin Tourism Office on Suffolk St.
There are 3 ways you can get to your hotel from the airport - taxi, the airport shuttle bus, or the regular city bus. If you value you money like I do, TAKE THE CITY BUS. We were quoted about 30 Euros for a taxi, and 6 Euros each for the airport shuttle. The bus picked us up right outside the airport and dropped us out right outside our hostel in temple bar for 1.30 each!!! There was even someone on the bus to load our luggage and tell us what stop we needed to get off at! If you need to know what bus to take, just ask at the tourist office in Dublin Airport - the bus stop is right outside their door.
Air link is a bus lane from and to airport of Dublin. It has stops in Busaras, Connolly Station, O Connell Street and has a wide timetable. There are 2 routes and the one way prizes is only five euros. It is rapid, safe and cheap.
If you arrive at the airport, you can take the aircoach into town, they leave every 15 minutes and stop at many of the major hotels.
A one-way ticket costs EUR 7,00, if you take a return ticket it will cost you EUR 12,00. This is quite convenient, but be careful, the inbound stops are not the same as the outbound stops, check this on the city map you get from them.
When I walked out from the baggage claim area at Dublin's airport, I hopped on this bus, called the AirLink. It was 5 euros and it dropped me off at the Central Bus Station (Busaras), which was a half a block from my hostel. There's a machine from which you can purchase a ticket, but you don't have to. The bus leaves every 10 minutes and you can just pay the driver if you have the right change.
AirLink is operated by Dublin Bus.
7 days per week
Adult fare 6 Euro and return Fare 10 Euro, accompanied children carried FREE.
Departs every 15 minutes from DUBLIN AIRPORT from 5AM till Midnight...
Hourly from Midnight to 5AM.....
High quality Airconditioned Luxury Coaches.
Desk: at Arrivals Level, Dublin Airport Co.Dublin
Probably the best way to get between Dublin and the airport is via aircoach. To and from Dublin Airport every 15 minutes, the ride will only cost you 6e (and you'll get a discount for buying roundtrip (or, as they call it in Ireland 'return'...i.e. if you want two tickets, ask for a return)).
The bus makes 15 or so stops in An Lan (downtown Dublin) ranging from the Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street all the way to Donnybrook Road.
This mode of tansport is a little more comfortable than the city bus, costs about the same, and you don't have to worry about which one you get on, but you won't get to ride on a double decker. Make sure you have at least a few euros before arriving!! And don't take a taxi. It will cost too much and take forever.
By plane: Dublin Airport. A lot of flights from a lot of destinations goes to Dublin Airport.
By train: not possible from the European continent.
By bus/car: from England, and the ferry to Dun Loghaire.
The public transport in Dublin only exists from buses. No underground, no trams, just buses and taxicabs. Taxies are really expensive, and because of the overcrowd traffic in the city it isn't recommended to take the bus for short distances. If you can walk, just walk !
Take the 748 into Dublin. Fare is ~1.50 Irish pounds.
This will take you into the heart of Dublin. After that you can grab a city bus to your accomodation or just walk.
The busses are all lined up right outside the airport and the drivers are fairly helpful depending on who you get.
Dublin is connected to many major cities in Europe and some larger ones in the East Coast of the USA. The national carrier is Aer Lingus.
I took the Malev Hungarian Airlines flight from Budapest. It takes around 3 hours and there are 4 flights a week.
Dublin's Airport is 10km north of the city and buses 40 and 41A are a good choice if you don't want to spend too much on transportation to/from the airport.
Other alternatives: Bus, DART, taxi, bicycles (maybe not the one on the photo)
There are several options, probably the cheapest by Aircoach to O'Connell Street or Grafton Street, € 2.20 when buying at the counter at the bus departure (on the web € 7!)
The Airlink buses stop right outside the airport and cost just 5E to the city centre - buy the ticket at the machine by the bus stop and validate it on the bus. The 748 terminates at Heuston Station.
From the airport you can take a bustransport taking you to O'Conell station where you can buy different kind of cards for transportation: Darts or train or busses or a combination of it.