Mar 10, 2011

3 Click Car Hire - Rent a Car Services in Dublin - Airport Ireland


Dublin Airport, (Irish: Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath) (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW), is operated by the Dublin Airport Authority. Located in Collinstown, in the Fingal part of County Dublin, 18.4 million passengers passed through the airport in 2010, making it the busiest airport in the Republic of Ireland, followed by Cork and Shannon. It is the busiest on the island of Ireland followed by Belfast International, Belfast City, Cork and Shannon.

The airport is located 5.4 NM (10.0 km; 6.2 mi) [1] north of Dublin City in a once-rural area near Swords, and is served by buses and taxis. Metro North, a rapid transit line in development, will connect the airport to Swords and Dublin city centre.

Passenger terminals

There are 2 passenger's terminals.

Ground transport

Dublin Airport is located just off the M1 and the M50 10 km (6.2 mi)[1] north from the city centre and 2 km (1.2 mi) south of the town of Swords.

Until the Metro North[30] rail link to Dublin city centre is completed (see below), the public transport options to the city are taxis, buses, and private transport. Passengers can however connect by bus or taxi to Dublin's railway stations.

Bus

Dublin Airport is served by a large network of bus and coach routes, serving both the wider Dublin area and intercity links to the rest of Ireland.
Dublin area

Dublin Bus is the main provider of transport to and from Dublin Airport operating Airlink Express routes 747 and 748 which serve Busáras (Dublin's central bus station for intercity and regional bus services), Dublin Connolly railway station and Dublin Heuston railway station along with the city centre.

In addition to the limited stop Airlink services, Dublin Bus runs a number of local stopping services that serve Dublin Airport from such areas as Santry, Swords, Rathfarnham, Sutton and Portmarnock.

Aircoach offers a number of coach services from the Airport to the Dublin area, serving both the city center and surrounding areas including Ballsbridge, Leopardstown, Dalkey, Greystones. Blackrock and Dun Laoghaire amongst others.

Urbus provides a service from Swords, Tyrrelstown, Castleknock and Blanchardstown whilst Flybus operates a service from Tallaght and Clondalkin.

Intercity services

National bus and coach operator Bus Eireann offers a large number of routes from Dublin Airport to all around Ireland including key destinations such as Belfast, Galway, Wexford. Sligo, Donegal, Drogheda, Navan and Wicklow.

A number of private operators also run intercity services with Aircoach offering a service to Cork, Citylink and Gobus offer services to Galway whilst JJ Kavanagh operate regular services to Limerick, Kilkenny and Waterford.

Car Rental

Dublin Airport is serviced by all major car rental brands in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. In Terminal 1, all car rental desks are located in the main arrivals hall and are immediately visiable upon exiting customs. In Terminal 2, after exiting customs follow the signs for the car rental desks which will be found by walking straight ahead.

Rail

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) provide suburban and intercity railway services from Dublin Connolly and Dublin Heuston railway stations. There are direct regular bus services to both stations from the airport. Some city bus services serve Drumcondra suburban railway station, which is on the Connolly to Maynooth railway line. Bus services to Busáras/Dublin Connolly and Dublin Heuston railway stations connect with the Luas Red Line.


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