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How to get from Dublin International Airport to Dublin city center? That’s a good question. Although there are trams in Dublin, there are no trams from the airport to the center of Dublin. This means you will need to take a bus, a taxi or arrange a transfer.
 
Dublin International Airport lies approximately 6 miles or 9 kilometers out of the center of the city. You will need to use one of the 4 main modes of transport to make your way from the airport to the city center.
 
These 4 main modes of transport are:
1. Public Coach (Airlink)
2. Private Coach (Aircoach)
3. Taxi
4. Private Transfer

Taking the Airlink from Dublin Airport to the center

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When landing at Dublin Airport you can  make  your way to Terminal 1 Ground Floor. If you arrive at Terminal 2 you can do so via the walkway. On the Ground Floor of Terminal 1 you will find an Airlink information desk. The Airlink bus is operated by Dublin Bus and brings you into the center via a direct route.
 
Airlink buses leave every 15 to 20 minutes. Airlink currently has 2 routes: 747 and 757.

What are the Airlink Routes

The 747 Route serves: Point Village & The 3 Arena, North Wall Quay (Central Bank),The Convention Centre Dublin, Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC), Commons Street, Talbot Street; The Central Bus Station (Busáras), Connolly Rail Station, Gardiner Street, Cathal Brugha Street, O’Connell Street, College Green & Temple Bar, Christ Church Cathedral, High Street, Ushers Quay and Heuston Rail Station.
 
The 757 Route serves: North Wall Quay (Central Bank); The Convention Centre Dublin, Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC), Custom House Quay, Eden Quay & O’Connell Bridge, Hawkins Street & Temple Bar, Westland Row, Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, Earlsfort Terrace, Adelaide Road, Camden (Charlotte Way) and Harcourt Street.
 
As Airlink buses all have wifi, you can keep an eye on the bus’ progress via Google Maps. If unsure, please look up the closest stop to where you are heading. Have the bus driver warn you when to get off.
 

How long does the Airlink bus journey take

Although nobody can predict traffic – especially in a capital city such as Dublin, it is safe to say Airlink takes between 40 minutes and an hour.
 
Depending on the Airlink bus you take, it skims the city meaning your travel time diminishes.

How much does an Airlink ticket cost

You can buy Airlink tickets online and at the airport. When buying tickets online you save €1 on the cost of your ticket.
You can buy a single ticket or a return ticket. Single tickets cost €6 while return tickets cost €11.
 

Taking the Aircoach from Dublin Airport to the center

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Another way to get into Dublin city centre is by Aircoach. Aircoach is an express (less stops) private coach that connects Dublin Airport with the centre of the city, its suburbs and numerous other cities in Ireland.
 
Aircoach is a 24-hour service that leaves ever 15 minutes. From 11:55 PM to 3:15 AM the Aircoach operates ever 30 minutes.

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

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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.

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