Dublin Airport

  •  Last updated on 5 Oct 2023

Norwegian airlines jet at Dublin Airport”, by Chris Rycroft, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Dublin Airport

Being the largest airport in Ireland, Dublin Airport is also one of the busiest airports in Europe, serving millions of passengers every year. Its IATA airport code is DUB.

History of Dublin (DUB) Airport

The airport first opened in 1940 as an airfield for the Royal Air Force during World War II, and was later converted to a civilian airport in 1946. Since then, the airport has undergone several expansions and upgrades, including the opening of Terminal 2 in 2010, to accommodate the increasing number of passengers and airlines.

Getting to/from airport of Dublin

Located approximately 10 km north of Dublin city center, airport enjoys excellent connectivity to the heart of the city and beyond. Travelers have a variety of transfer options to choose from, ensuring easy access to and from the airport.

One of the most popular modes of transportation is the Airlink Express Bus, which provides regular services between Dublin Airport and various key locations in the city. This convenient and cost-effective option allows passengers to reach their destination quickly and comfortably.

For those preferring rail travel, the airport is well-connected to the city's rail network. The Dublin Port Tunnel offers a direct route for buses, taxis, and private vehicles, ensuring a smooth journey to the airport.


Dublin Airport boasts a modern and efficient infrastructure designed to enhance the travel experience for passengers. The airport features two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, which collectively cater to both domestic and international flights.

Passengers can expect streamlined check-in, luggage drop off, customs and security procedures, ensuring a hassle-free journey. The terminals are equipped with a wide array of amenities, including shops, restaurants, lounges and duty-free outlets, where travelers can shop and eat before their flight.

Accommodation options are also available within close proximity to the airport, making it convenient for passengers with overnight layovers, early morning departures or late arrivals. The nearby hotels provide comfortable accommodations and often offer shuttle services to and from the airport.

Flights & Airlines

In 2022, Dublin Airport welcomed over 28 million passengers, making it the busiest airport in Ireland. Airport Dublin is served by over 40 airlines, offering flights to over 190 destinations worldwide. It offers flights to a range of domestic and international destinations, with popular routes including:

  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)
  • Manchester Airport (MAN)
  • London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX)
  • London Stansted Airport (STN)
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
  • Glasgow Airport (GLA)
  • Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport (AGP)

The airport is a hub for Aer Lingus, Ireland's flag carrier airline, and Ryanair, one of Europe's largest low-cost carriers. Other airlines flying from Dublin Airport include:

  • AirBaltic
  • Air France
  • British Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Qatar Airways
  • Vueling


Our recent data indicates that 28 passengers departing from Dublin Airport submitted their flight compensation claims for the amount of 12800 EUR for the last 7 days.

Data shown are estimates, based on internal databases.

Many of the airlines operating in Dublin Airport adhere to the EU 261 regulation of 2004 (EC No 261/2004), which provides rights and protections to passengers in cases of flight delays, flight cancellations, and denied boarding. Under this regulation, passengers may be entitled to compensation, assistance, and reimbursement of expenses, depending on the circumstances of the flight disruption.

In case you have experienced a disrupted flight departing from or arriving at Dublin Airport, you can easily check your flight compensation using the flight compensation calculator below.

This article relies on information from open sources for informational purposes only. While we have taken care to ensure accuracy, we cannot guarantee the completeness or timeliness of the information. We are not liable for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information presented.

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