Dublin Airport is accessible by over 1,000 buses and coaches daily. From the airport, you can reach many areas in and around Dublin, as well as various towns and cities across Ireland. These buses pick up passengers from the Zones indicated below. Passengers should follow the signs for the relevant zone from Terminal 1 or Terminal 2.
Recommended Accommodation in Dublin City from Dublin Airport:
Airport Hotels and Guesthouses
Taxi to or from Airport
Irish National Journey Planner
The new Journey Planner from Transport for Ireland lets you see all of the public transport options and plan your journey times more accurately.
The Planner covers bus, rail, tram, taxis, ferries and walking – 120 operators in total – with fully mapped-out route information, printable timetables and details of overall journey times.
The Journey Planner App is free – so download it today, from the App store or your android play store.
Dublin City and Surrounding Areas
Dublin Bus offers many routes throughout Dublin, including an AirLink express bus to Heuston and Connolly Rail Stations.
Airlink service will bring you direct from Dublin City Centre or Rail/Bus Stations to Dublin Airport.
Aircoach offers services from Dublin Airport to the City Centre, South Dublin and Greystones on a 24 hours basis each day. Their City Centre service stops at most of the major hotels around Dublin City and their Greystones service stops at key locations in the Dublin South / North Wicklow area.
Airport Hopper is a daily shuttle bus service to and from Dublin Airport, providing the only link from Tallaght, Clondalkin and Liffey Valley to and from Dublin Airport. We provide a daily service from Tallaght, Clondalkin (Newlands Cross, The Mill Centre, Dunawley & Foxdene Estates), Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, The Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley, N4 Foot Bridge via the M50 to Dublin Airport.
National Coach Services
Ardcavan operates daily service Monday to Saturday from Dublin Airport to the city centre, stopping at Gorey, Enniscorthy, Wexford, and ending at Wellington Bridge. Service departs from the Coach Park in the short-term car park.
Aircoach operates services from Dublin Airport to Cork. Services depart from outside the Arrivals area.
Bus Eireann operates direct daily coach services to and from Dublin Airport nationwide.Routes not serving the Airport directly can be joined at the Central Bus Station at Busaras, which is a short 25 minute bus journey from the Airport using Dublin Bus routes 747 or 748, leaving every 10 minutes during the day.
Irish Citylink operates 14 daily direct services between Dublin Airport/Dublin City and Galway with a journey time of just 2 3/4 hours. We also operate 15 return services between Dublin Airport/Dublin City and Galway serving Enfield, Kinnegad, Miltownpass, Rochfortbridge, Tyrellspass, Kilbeggan, Moate, Athlone, Ballinasloe, Aughrim, Loughrea,Craughwell,Oranmore. Pick up/drop off for Terminal 1 is at the Citylink Bus stops (5 and 6 in Zone 11). This is also the pick up for Terminal 2. The drop-off for Terminal 2 is at the front of the Terminal 2 Building.
Dublin Coach departs Dublin Airport every hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Portlaoise via the Red Cow LUAS. The service also stops at Naas, Newbridge, Kildare and Monasterevin.
Route A: Dublin – Ardee – Monaghan – Omagh – Lifford – Letterkenny – Creeslough – Dunfanaghy – Falcarragh – Bunbeg – Crolly – Annagry (Near Donegal Airport). Route B: Dublin – Ardee – Monaghan – Omagh – Derry – Bridgend – Buncrana – Carndonagh – Moville.
JJ Kavanagh operates daily coach services to Kilkenny, Clonmel, Limerick, Waterford and Tramore and points en route. Service departs from the Coach Park.
GoBus operates 14 daily Non-Stop services between Galway, Dublin City and Dublin Airport. Services from the Airport commence at 01:00 and operate right up until 23:15. With fares starting from just €15 and an average journey time of 3 hours between Galway and Dublin Airport. All coaches are fitted with free Wi-Fi and toilet facilities.
Wexford Bus operates multiple services daily from Dublin Airport to Wexford Town also serving Gorey, Camolin, Ferns and Enniscorthy.
To Dublin Airport
Passengers arriving by taxi will be set down on the forecourt directly outside either Terminal 1 or Terminal 2.
From Dublin Airport
Taxis are available from the forecourts directly outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Passengers should follow Taxi signage to the designated taxi ranks. A taxi dispatcher is available at either taxi rank if you require any further information or assistance.
Taxi Passenger Entitlements
As a passenger in a taxi you are entitled to:
- Engage a taxi for journeys up to 30km
- Have all fares calculated on the taxi meter
- A receipt printed by the taximeter printed on payment
- A clean vehicle and a pleasant journey.
Display of Fare Information
All licensed taxis are obliged to display passenger information including rights and responsibilities and fare information, which will be supplied by the Commission for Taxi Regulation, in the front and back of the vehicle. All licensed taxi drivers must display their driver identification card in clear view of the customer.
Making a Complaint about a Taxi Fare
In the event of a dispute about a fare, driver conduct, condition or cleanliness of a vehicle, a customer should pay the fare displayed on the meter including extras, ensure they get a printed receipt and proceed to make a formal complaint which will be investigated by the Commission for Taxi Regulation as appropriate.
If you wish to make a formal complaint, please request a complaint form by ringing the National Transport Authority Information line on 0761064000.