A Guide to Dublin Airport

Make the most of your trip to Ireland with car hire. Dublin Airport is located 13 Kilometers north of Dublin’s City centre. It’s a major transportation hub, that hosts 25 major airlines (with a total of 62 airlines served) catering to worldwide travelers.

The airport has recently undergone some expansion and upgrades, adding a second terminal in 2010. Due to this addition, the airport was responsible for transporting over 29 million passengers worldwide in 2017.

The airport is accessible by car, bus, taxi and rail.  Dublin airport has 24-hour parking structures that support short-term (less than 5 hours) and long-term parking.

Ninety spots are designated for disabled persons in short-term parking. Long-term parking also offers space for disabled persons plus a shuttle bus is available to transport disabled travelers to terminals. Park pay stations accept credit card, laser card and cash for payment.

Nine rental car companies serve the airport. Bus and coach lines can be accessed at the airport and taxis can be hailed at the forecourts of each terminal. These same taxis and buses can be used to go to Dublin’s Connolly and Heuston rail stations.

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Terminal 1

Terminal 1 serves to facilitate regional flights as well as Asian, Middle Eastern and European flights: Lufthansa Air, Swiss Air, Air Canada, Norwegian, Air Baltic, Blue Air, Luxair and several other airlines.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 serves regional flights on Aer Lingus and US and Canadian flights. Terminal 2 offers additional flights with Etihad Airways and several American airlines, Continental, American Airlines, Delta and US Airways.

Dublin Airport offers duty free shopping to passengers traveling outside the European Union in the Loop located after passenger security screening in Terminal 1. The Loop is the name given to the shopping areas in both Terminal 1 and 2.

Some of the most advantageous shopping prices can be secured in this airport shopping experience. It’s a shopping extravaganza. Buy souvenirs, books, ties, sportswear, perfumes, wines and spirits or clothing. One can even purchase a massage or beauty treatment plus health care products.

Shopping in Terminal 2 is high-end shopping at its best. It’s an opportunity to purchase signature fragrances, French patisseries, Irish memorabilia, custom designed jewelry, the latest electronics as well as handbags and wallets.

You can buy name brand items from fashion houses catering to men and women. Men can add to their business wardrobe, buy a well tailored suit while shopping at a men’s store in the Loop. If you’re restless – sse that extra energy in a game of chance and play Best of the Best while in Terminal 2. Use our Dublin car hire price comparison service and save.

Dublin Airport has something for everyone and is conveniently located with two terminals. Over 29 million people a year will travel to worldwide destinations after strolling through one of these terminals.