As traffic moving through Dublin Airport’s two terminals continues to grow each year, more than 29.6 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2017 . Hosting 41 scheduled airlines with up to 740 airplane movements per day, flying to over 180 destinations across 42 countries on four continents, getting in and out of Dublin Airport can prove quite the challenge.
Now consider that there are only 4,000 short-term parking spaces and 7,000 long-term parking spaces to service the huge crowds of people trying to get to and from the airport. If you are planning a trip in or out of Dublin airport, it’s worth considering alternative modes of transport to hiring a car or driving and parking your own car.
So, what are your options?
The number 16 and 41 routes with Dublin Bus picks up and drops off passengers right outside both terminals while Bus Eireann offers direct routes nationwide to and from the airport each day.
The Airlink Express collects and drops off passengers from busy areas in the heart of Dublin such as St Stephen’s Green, IFSC and Temple Bar as well as Connolly and Heuston rail stations. In addition, the Airport Hopper shuttle bus services the wider Dublin suburbs and commuter towns such as Maynooth, Leixlip, Lucan and Clondalkin.
Aircoach provides direct transport to and from Dublin airport from Cork and Belfast, with Citylink and GoBus providing a direct service from Galway to Dublin. The famous “green bus” aka DublinCoach offers direct and multi-stop services along the route form Killarney to Kildare. There are also a host of other private coach services running daily to and from various towns and counties to Dublin airport.
If you’re travelling to Ireland on business, hiring an airport chauffeur service to bring you to and from each destination – including your airport trips – can provide a hassle free, on-demand option that ensures you’ll travel in style and comfort.
Even for the traveller heading to or from Dublin Airport on a leisure trip, hiring a professional driver can ensure a smoother, more comfortable ride and, most importantly, a superior level of safety. No need to worry about queuing at taxi ranks or waiting for buses, as it’s just a straight, smooth ride to and from the airport.
Unfortunately there isn’t a train station terminal on site at Dublin Airport. However, that doesn’t mean a train trip cannot help you get to and from the airport.
Lots of passengers use the Irish Rail train service to travel comfortably and quickly to and from various destinations in Ireland. The intercity services usually terminate at either Connolly or Heuston where you then have the choice to either hail a taxi or hop on a bus.
Taxis are available right outside Terminal 1 and 2 in the forecourt area. Taxis from various different companies will line the ranks so you won’t ever be waiting too long to be picked up.
Most Dublin City taxi companies will also oblige pick-ups and drop-offs at Dublin Airport. The key thing to remember here is to agree a fee in advance as they can vary significantly from company to company. If you’re catching a flight or arriving at late night hours, it is best to book a cab in advance.
Dublin Airport is highly accessible and you have lots of means of travel to choose from. Now all that’s left is for you to decide which method you’d prefer to choose on your next trip to Ireland.