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Basics
Dublin Airport is located 7 miles (11 km) north of the city center. A Travel Information Desk is located in the Arrivals Concourse. The airport's Web site is loaded with information including:

  • Info on arrivals and departures
  • An airport map
  • Links to Shannon and Cork airports (click the "airports" icon)

Taxi
Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. Fare is 15 punt ($20) for the half-hour ride to the center of Dublin. To avoid any misunderstandings, agree on the fare before departing the airport.

Bus
Airlink Express Coach
Good shuttle bus service to the central bus station (Bus Àras) is available from the airport. The fare is 3 punt ($4). Buses leave every 15 minutes from the arrivals terminal and the trip takes about 30 minutes.

Local Bus Service
This bus to the city center (Eden Quay) runs between 6 A.M. and 11:30 P.M. The journey to the city center is about 30 minutes. The bus is available at curbside outside Arrivals.

Rental Car
Rental cars are very expensive and not recommended if you are going into central Dublin. But if you wish to drive through the sparkling countryside, Avis, Hertz, Budget, and Murrays serve the airport.

Dublin International Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW) is Ireland's main airport. The airport is located approximately 10 kilometres north of Dublin City (53° 25' 54? N, 06° 15' 20? W) in an area properly known as Collinstown. It is operated by Dublin Airport Authority, which also administers Shannon Airport and Cork International Airport.

Dublin Airport mostly handles internal Irish flights and flights to Britain and Europe. Services to the United States also operate through Dublin. Dublin and Shannon are the only two European airports with U.S. border preclearance facilities. The airport is the headquarters of the national airline of Ireland, Aer Lingus. Other airlines that have hubs at Dublin include Aer Arann and Ryanair.

Capacity
Overcrowding and undercapacity is a major problem at Dublin Airport. The existing terminal building is simply too small to deal with the numbers of passengers that use it. Both the Irish Government and the former Aer Rianta have come under fierce attack from the airlines, principally Ryanair, who are calling for a second terminal to be built. The extent of the problem is immediately visible to any visitor to Dublin Airport. On any given day, the congestion in the main departures hall can become so accute that intending passengers arriving at the airport can often not gain access to the check-in desks due to the sheer volume of people. Travelling through Dublin Airport has now become a very stressful activity. In 2004 it was announced that the proposed Pier D development would not go ahead as planned. Instead the Minister for Transport, Séamus Brennan, announced that a new terminal was likely. Ryanair has submitted proposals to build its own terminal, however, the airline's chief executive has an antagonistic attitude towards the Irish government which has the final say in the matter. Plans are also in motion for the break-up of Aer Rianta.

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