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How does one get from the Dublin Airport to Downtown Dublin?

How does one get from the Dublin Airport to Downtown Dublin?

Dec 10th, 2000, 08:44 AM
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edie
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How does one get from the Dublin Airport to Downtown Dublin?

is there any sort of GOOD public transportation? by this i mean something similar to Boston or DC, not something like getting from kennedy airport to midtown.

or is there a taxi line? or do people use car services?
if car service is the way to go, how much should we expect to pay, and how do we arrange it in advance.
we'll be arriving at 6 am on a thursday, if that makes any difference.
one final question: any decent, cheap, clean, convenient airport hotels near dublin airport?
 
Dec 10th, 2000, 08:53 AM
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Go to www.dublin-airport.com, the airport's Web site. Click on the Index and you'll see an icon for ground transportation.
 
Dec 10th, 2000, 02:17 PM
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Take a taxi. Its not to far or expensive and you'll be tired after your trip.
 
Dec 10th, 2000, 05:53 PM
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edie
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kathleen,
i am in agreement with your taxi suggestion. my final question is: is there a taxi line outside the arrivals terminal, or do you have to call for a taxi?
 
Dec 10th, 2000, 06:00 PM
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What is the typical cost of a taxi from the Dublin airport to City Centre?
 
Dec 11th, 2000, 11:02 AM
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Hi edie:
I went out the door in Dublin Airport after following signs and the taxis are lined up right there I did not wait for one second. Nice minivan. It cost 11 pounds to get the Malahide & 2 pounds for my luggage. Have a great trip!
 
Dec 11th, 2000, 11:21 AM
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As already stated taxis are lined up right outside the airport. You should not have to wait long. Sit next to the driver, most of them are very friendly & great conversationalists. If the traffic is very heavy on the 'usual' route into Dublin they may well go by way of Phoenix Park. This is slightly more expensive but worth it in my opinion as you get to drive right through the biggest park in Europe ( you may see the deer that inhabit the park but I never have ). The Pope gave an open air mass ( or whatever )there when he was on tour years ago. Do not be tempted to visit the park after dark as it is not safe then.
 
Dec 11th, 2000, 03:50 PM
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Edie,
Avoid the taxis - 11 Irish punts to Malahide plus 2 for bags is a rip-off big time. There are several bus links to the city centre - Dublin Bus have a double decker green bus that stops enroute to the city centre - costs about 2 Irish pounds. However it is a bit tiring if you are lugging bags etc as it is also a service for Dubliners into and out of the city centre from Whitehall and Drumcondra (see the Dublin Bus link from www.cie.ie). alternatively there is the Expressway link coach service that links the airport with the train stations - Connelly and Heuston and wih the central bus station - Busaras (Irish for Central Bus station). Then there is a privately run service (very effective and very clean) that serves the main hotels in the city centre and on the southside - aircoach - www.aircoach.ie)

In what hotel are you spending the first night before you head out to Saggart ?. I would avoid the taxis - they are over priced (and just finished striking over plans to introduce more of them in the country and city)

Hope this helps,

Cathy
 
Dec 11th, 2000, 05:54 PM
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No practical help here but your title reminded me of the trouble we had getting to the airport from downtown Dublin. We had to drop off the rental car at the airport and mistakenly took a series of wrong turns down one-way streets. Somehow my (useless!)navigator and I ended up driving .5mph down a PEDESTRIAN SHOPPING AREA (not Grafton, thank god) wishing we had tinted windows... I don't know if I've ever been so embarassed before or since!
 
Dec 11th, 2000, 07:08 PM
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thanks all for your input, i have spoken to the groom of the wedding we are attending and apparently lots of the overseas guests are arriving thursday am, so we may luck into getting picked up! if not, cathy i will check out aircoach.
we are staying at Trinity Lodge, by St. Stephens Green, for thurs and fri nite before heading to Saggart.
 
Dec 14th, 2000, 09:36 AM
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I'll have a 3 hour layover at the airport in Dublin. Anything to do while waiting for my plane? Good stores for last minute gifts on my way home? A decent pub to grab that last ale? Bookstore for reading on the plane? Or should I be prepared to sit bored in the airport?
 
Dec 14th, 2000, 03:00 PM
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TT,
Dublin airport is very small in comparsion to other capital city airports and as a result it is very crowded. 3 hours is not that long - I persume you are flying into Dublin form one of the regional airports and so you will not have to leave the departure area, what I normally do is check out the duty free and have something to eat in the bar - excellent salmon and a pint of Guinness.

Traffic is very heavy around the airport and taxis expensive (and in the city centre unreliable) so don't think of leaving the airport.

Hope this helps

Cathy
 

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