Stuck on a Dublin layover at the Dublin Airport (Aerfort Bhaile Atha Cliath) in Ireland? The Dublin Airport is located 6.2 miles north of Dublin City which makes it accessible for those on a long layover. If you’re trying to figure out if you have the time to leave the airport during your Dublin layover, click here for useful tips.
The Dublin airport offers number of facilities and services to keep you occupied including shops, bars and restaurants, self service postage kiosks, banking, a business lounge (three hours for €25 per person and at times offers a 2 for 1 special), Internet access, baby changing facilities, medical and religious facilities. To help you get situated, here’s a series of airport maps.
For those who arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, there are many hotels near the airport. For a comprehensive list of Dublin hotels at varying price points, click here and for hotels specifically near the airport, click here.
If you’re looking to ditch your bags and see some sights, the airport also offers a Left Luggage facility for you to store your luggage while you explore.
Dublin city can be reached by buses and taxis. An underground railway line called ‘Metro North’ which will connect the airport to Swords and Dublin city center is still in development. Car rentals are also available.
Layover Guide’s Suggestions For Things To Do On A Dublin Layover:
With everything from historical bus tours to pub crawls, there’s a tour in Dublin to fit whatever interests you most! Click here to find the tours that are most up your speed.
Nothing says Dublin quite like Guinness! As Dublin’s #1 visitor attraction, here you can learn all about Guinness’ 250-year history. Don’t miss out on the complimentary drink in the highest bar in Ireland, the Gravity bar, located above the rook with panoramic views of the city and beyond.
Considered to be Dublin’s oldest surviving architecture, The Dublin Castle was the place of power for over 700 years. Don’t miss the 13th-century record tower which was once the place of inaugurations of presidents and the excavation site where a fortress once stood.
Temple Bar/Dublin’s Cultural Quarter
Home to many brothels in the 18th century, this area which is located in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre, has some of Dublin’s most popular bars, restaurants and shops. These narrow, cobbled streets is a fun, young area of town. This is also a great area for visiting some pubs and nightclubs.
For more suggestions of things to do in Dublin on your layover, click here.
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