All the main Dublin Car Hire Companies
operate desks or agents in one section of the Arrivals building
and there is also a desk for the collection of pre booked
cars. Travelling by road to and from the airport is easy as
it’s well signposted and you can link up to routes to
all parts of Ireland. When leaving the airport make sure you
know the N or M number of the road you want. The journey to
the city centre by car will take about thirty minutes during
the daytime. There’s a short term car park allowing
for stays of up to twenty-four hours costing over €20
per twenty four hours but there is a long term car park at
a cheaper rate with a free shuttle bus service from the terminal
building. Car hire companies have parking facilities.
The bus services have greatly improved and now the Aer
Coach, a blue coloured bus, serves several routes
to Dublin centre and to suburbs beyond mananging to cover
many of the main Dublin routes. Although this costs €7
an even cheaper option is the Dublin bus services to many
parts of the city tho these are slower as they stop at more
stops on the way.
Taxis are also available at the terminal
building and a taxi to the centre of Dublin will cost you
in the region of €20-25.
Dublin Airport has a range of catering
facilities and most of these are on the mezzanine and there
are other cafes and bars on both landside and airside. There
are quite a number of shops and on airside you have the “Street”
- literally a street of shops many of which are vat free.
For those travelling from outside the EU there are also tax
free retail shops, drinks and tobacco. Along with a bank,
there are several bureau de change outlets and many ATM machines.
In the Arrivals hall is a Dublin Tourism Office
with lots of information and they can also help you with accommodation
If you need information about Dublin Airport,
the phone number is +353 1814 1111. Flight arrivals and departure
information are available online and on Aertel on television