Getting to Dublin by Airplane

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Dublin International Airport

Dublin Airport is located 10 kilometers (6 miles) north of the city. It has one terminal including an extension added in 2007 and can get quite crowded, especially for departing passengers going through security check. Although the terminal extension has helped to alleviate some of the congestion, long waits are still a problem and the airport has made plans to open a new terminal in 2010.

Dublin Airport is served by several international and domestic airlines and Ireland has seen an increase in direct flights from overseas as the country's economy has continued to grow. For people flying to Ireland from outside of Europe, however, it is sometimes cheaper to do a changeover in London instead of flying directly to Ireland as deals abound in the London-Dublin route.

Dublin Airport Telephone Number

The main Dublin Airport telephone number is +353 (0)1 814 1111. A full list of information can be found on the Dublin International Airport Web site.

Domestic Airlines

The largest of the domestic carriers is Aer Lingus, which has flights into Dublin from all over the UK and Europe, the United States, and Dubai. The airline often has competitive prices with some of the budget airlines.

Ryanair is the largest budget airline in Europe and uses Dublin Airport as one of its hubs. It has flights to many airports throughout the UK and Europe.

Aer Arann is Ireland's smallest carrier and has flights from Dublin to other airports in Ireland, as well as some of the smaller British cities.