Dublin Airport (DUB)

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Dublin Airport (DUB)
AddressSwords, County Dublin, Ireland
Telephone(01) 814 1111
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Greenwich Mean Time: GMT/UTC -0 (GMT/UTC +1 from March 30 to October 26, 2014)
MapDublin Airport
LocationDublin Airport is located 10 km (6 miles) north of central Dublin.
Airport codeDUB
Airport newsPlans have been discussed for a third terminal and a second runway.
Transfer between terminalsThe terminals are linked via a covered walkway.
Driving directionsFrom Dublin city center, take the M50 toll road northbound and exit onto the M1 northbound; Dublin Airport is accessible from junction 2.
Car rentalCar rental companies located at Dublin Airport include Avis, Budget, Dooley, Europcar, and Hertz. These operators have desks in the arrivals area of Terminal 1 and in the multistory parking structure at Terminal 2. Car rental companies that accept advance reservations and have desks in the arrivals area of Terminal 1 include Enterprise, Sixt, and Thrifty.
Public transport and taxisBus: Frequent local bus services operated by Dublin Bus (tel: (01) 873 4222; www.dublinbus.ie) leave from the main arrivals road directly outside the terminals. These include the Airlink 747 express bus, which runs to Dublin's main bus and rail stations (travel time: 30 minutes; fare: €6). Buses 16, 41, and 102 also serve the airport.
Coach: A number of providers operate services from Dublin Airport's coach park (on the far side of the main parking structure) to numerous destinations throughout Ireland. These include the 24-hour Aircoach service (tel: (01) 844 7118; www.aircoach.ie) to south Dublin (including most major hotels in the city).
Taxi: Taxis are available outside the terminals. Depending on traffic, the ride into the city can take 25 to 45 minutes, and fares start at about €25.
Car parkingThere are short- and long-term parking facilities at Dublin Airport offering more than 18,000 spaces. Short-term parking can be found directly opposite the terminal buildings in multistory parking structures, and long-term parking is located on the eastern perimeter (accessed directly from the motorway) and is linked to the terminals by a 24-hour shuttle bus service. Valet parking is also available. For the latest details and information on rates, contact the airport parking office (tel: (01) 814 4828 or 1 800 204 010).
Information and help desksThe Airport Information Desk and the Dublin Tourism Information and Reservation Centre (tel: (01) 605 7700) are both located on the arrivals concourse of Terminal 1.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Bureaux de change and ATMs are located throughout the terminals, both before and after security. There is a full-service bank in Terminal 1.
Communications: An automatic postal service center is located in the check-in area of Terminal 1. There is also a postbox in Terminal 2 Arrivals. Free wireless internet access is available throughout, and internet kiosks are located both before and after security in both terminals.
Food: There is a variety of bars, cafés, and restaurants at Dublin Airport, the majority of which can be found in The Loop area after security. Options include a caviar and seafood restaurant, fast-food outlets, and eateries offering traditional Irish fare.
Shopping: The many shops at Dublin Airport include duty-free outlets, gift retailers, fashion boutiques, and purveyors of Irish goods; the majority of the shopping options are located in The Loop. A "shop and collect" service (tel: (01) 814 5735), for passengers wishing to pick up their purchases on their return, is offered to passengers traveling within the EU.
Luggage: A left-luggage facility is available in the atrium of Terminal 1’s multistory parking structure. A porter service is available from Greencaps (tel: (01) 814 4633) and luggage trolleys can be used free of charge. For lost and found items, contact the Lost Property Office (tel: (01) 814 5555).
Other facilities: There are pharmacies in both terminals. A children’s play area can be found in Terminal 1, and baby-changing facilities are available in most airport toilets. A Catholic church is located within the airport grounds and there is also a multifaith prayer room in Terminal 2. Passengers traveling to the USA can take advantage of advance US immigration and customs clearance in Terminal 2.
Conference and business facilitiesDublin Airport houses meeting rooms and business lounges and provides a range of business facilities, including photocopy, fax, and Internet access. A VIP service is also available (tel: (01) 814 4895). The nearby Radisson Blu Hotel has 27 meeting rooms, along with a fully equipped business center and a catering service (tel: (01) 844 6000; www.radissonblu.com); the Clarion Hotel (tel: (01) 808 0500; www.clarionhoteldublinairport.com) also has meeting rooms available for rent.
Disabled facilitiesThere are elevators, intercom-connected help points, and designated disabled parking spaces at Dublin Airport. Wheelchair transportation can be provided between the aircraft and the terminal; passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel. Further information and assistance for disabled passengers is available from the One Complete Solution (OCS) Reception Desk (tel: (01) 814 5906) in the departures area of Terminal 1.
Airport hotelsThere are two hotels at Dublin Airport, with a number of other accommodation options in the vicinity. Hotel reservations can be made at the Dublin Tourism Information and Reservation Centre and at the courtesy telephones in the arrivals areas. Our Dublin Airport guide offers the following accommodation options:

Clarion Dublin Airport
Boasting a restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, and a gym, the 248-room Clarion Dublin Airport is a 3-minute walk from Dublin Airport. Despite its close proximity, a courtesy airport pick-up is provided.
Dublin Airport
County Dublin, Ireland
Tel: (01) 808 0500.
Web: www.clarionhotel.com

Radisson Blu Dublin Airport
Linked to Dublin Airport by a complimentary shuttle service, the Radisson Blu Dublin Airport is a good option for those staying on business with its extensive business facilities and 27 meeting rooms. The hotel also features a bar and on-site parking.
Dublin Airport
County Dublin, Ireland
Tel: (01) 844 6000.
Web: www.radissonblu.ie

Holiday Inn Express Dublin Airport
Boasting a bar with panoramic views, the Holiday Inn Express Dublin Airport is a short drive from the terminals via a free shuttle service. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and also provides day-let rooms.
Santry, Northwood Park
County Dublin, Ireland
Tel: (01) 862 8866.
Web: www.ihg.com

Crowne Plaza Northwood
The 204-room Crowne Plaza Northwood is a 7-minute complimentary shuttle bus ride from Dublin Airport. The hotel has a restaurant, a business center, and 24 meeting rooms. Free Internet access is offered to guests.
Santry, Northwood Park
County Dublin, Ireland
Tel: (01) 862 8888.
Web: www.ihg.com

Travelodge Dublin Airport North Swords
While not the prettiest on the outside, the budget Travelodge Dublin Airport Swords hotel is conveniently located near Dublin Airport and the Pavilions Shopping Centre. As with many hotels in the area, a bus service is provided to/from the airport for guests (for a fee); free parking is also available.
Swords, Pinnock Hill Roundabout
County Dublin, Ireland
Tel: (01) 807 9400.
Web: www.travelodge.ie

Bewley's Hotel Dublin Airport
A free 24-hour shuttle service links Bewley's Hotel Dublin Airport with Terminal 1. The hotel offers long-term parking at considerably lower rates than the airport's on-site facilities, as well as free Wi-Fi Internet access.
Swords, Stockhole Lane (N32 Junction)
County Dublin, Ireland
Tel: (01) 871 1000.
Web: www.bewleyshotels.com
Full airport nameDublin Airport
State or provinceIreland
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