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Dublin Aircoach - Dublin Airport to Downtown on the Cheap

Dublin Ireland Airchoach Aiport Transportation

We often get asked, "Should I rent a car at the airport or when I leave Dublin?" We typically recommend renting the car when you leave Dublin to save on the rental, insurance, parking and of course navigating Dublin.

The next question is, "How do I get to my hotel in Dublin?"

The quickest, most direct way to get downtown is via taxi however the cost runs about €30 each way and depends on traffic. With early-morning flights, I've taken a taxi to the airport for this amount and it was a mere 20 minutes door-to-door. Doing this roundtrip can add an expense to any trip, especially for two people traveling. A few more folks to split the cost of a taxi and it becomes affordable.

The cheapest way to get to downtown Dublin from the airport is the Aircoach, a bus system that loops the airport to many downtown Dublin hotels for a very low cost. Stops include:

  • Drumcondra (for Croke Park) – opposite Quinns Pub;
  • O’Connell Street (City Centre) – Gresham Hotel;
  • Grafton Street (City Centre) – by Trinity College;
  • Donnybrook Road – Old Wesley RFC;
  • Hampton Hotel – formerly Sach’s Hotel;
  • Leeson Street Upper – opposite Burlington Hotel;
  • Leeson Street Upper – near canal;
  • Leeson Street Lower – Stephens Hall Hotel;
  • Dawson Street – Pink Shirt Shop;
  • Suffolk Street (City Centre) – McCullough Pigott;
  • Westmoreland Street (City Centre) – Boyle Sports Shop;
  • O’Connell Street (City Centre) – opposite Gresham Hotel;
  • Drumcondra – by DART station & Quinns Pub