How to get from Dublin Airport to Dublin City – Aircoach, Airport Bus, Transfer and Taxi
Where is Dublin Airport
Taking the Airlink from Dublin Airport to the center
What are the Airlink Routes
How long does the Airlink bus journey take
How much does an Airlink ticket cost
Taking the Aircoach from Dublin Airport to the center
Where do I get the Aircoach
The Aircoach stops outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Youo simply look for the little sign that directs you to the busses. Outside the exit you will see a small booth with people in Aircoach jackets. Here you can buy your tickets. They accept cash and card. If you are unsure what bus to take, these people are happy to direct you to the nearest bus stop and advice you on what line to catch.
Where do I get the Aircoach
The Aircoach stops outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. You simply look for the little sign that directs you to the busses. Outside the exit you will see a small booth with people in Aircoach jackets. Here you can buy your tickets. They accept cash and card. If you are unsure what bus to take, these people are happy to direct you to the nearest bus stop and advice you on what line to catch.
How long does the Aircoach take to get to Dublin City Centre
When Josh and I took the Aircoach it took just over 40 minutes. We were visiting family members who were living in the suburbs away from the centre. The official time to get into Dublin is 25 minutes. This depends greatly on traffic. Our Aircoach went through the port tunnel and was able to use bus lanes and the motorway greatly diminishing travel time.
How much does the Aircoach cost
Aircoach is slightly more expensive than Airlink but as they serve different routes those 2 Euros won’t make a massive difference. Online you can buy tickets depending on the route you are taking. A return into Dublin would cost you €13. Tickets online are slightly cheaper.
Taking a Taxi from Dublin airport to Dublin Centre
Taking a taxi from Dublin Airport to Dublin Centre is easy. Outside the Terminals at arrivals level you can find Taxis waiting. Simply follow the sign that leads you to the Taxi rank. The Taxi rank is usually quite busy with a large number of taxis waiting to pick up customers.
How much does a taxi cost from Dublin Airport to Dublin Centre
Taxis are not cheap. You will pay around €25 to €30 euro for a journey between Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre. This obviously depends greatly on the time and distance of the trip. Most of the taxis take a maximum of four passengers which might make the trip affordable (€30/4 = €7.5 while Aircoach costs €7 per person single)
I would recommend taking a taxi if you have a specific location you need to be at that is not close to any bus stops or when you have a large number of luggage items.
Private Transfer from Dublin Airport to Dublin Centre
If you are not looking forward to the hassle of arranging busses and grabbing cabs, you can book yourself a private transfer. Private transfers are one of the easiest ways to get into the city as everything is booked beforehand.
How to get a private transfer
Many hotels offer private transfers from Dublin Airport to the hotel. If your hotel does not offer a private transfer, however, I would recommend booking a private transfer online. That way the person that is picking you up knows exactly where you are going and there won’t be any hassle paying the driver.