Dublin Airport is a modern, sleek airport with hundreds of national and international flights daily. The airport has expanded massively over the past few years and as such the facilities, services and procedures have developed year-on-year. With over 30 million passengers passing through Dublin Airport in 2018, it has proved itself and one of the major airports in Europe. We've put together some useful information about Dublin Airport to help you get around and ensure you have a smooth journey every time you visit.
Dublin Airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the exception of Christmas Day. This means that pretty much any time you wish to pass through Dublin you’ll be able to catch a flight.
There is free, unlimited WiFi available throughout the whole of the airport provided by eir so travellers are able to surf the internet and contact friends and family while they wait. The airport also boasts plug sockets and charging stations which are ideal if you have a long layover.
Both Terminal 1 and 2 have airport lounges which provide comfortable seating areas, complimentary drinks and snacks, newspapers, and magazines as well as business centre facilities. The lounges are air-conditioned and are available from around 5 AM until 9 PM. These are not exclusive for business class passengers so you can purchase a lounge pass and enjoy a little luxury before your flight.
The shopping services available at Dublin Airport are known as The Loop and feature internationally-recognised cosmetic and clothing brands from across the UK, Ireland and the rest of the world. There are also loads of food, drinks, and souvenirs available for purchase. If you have certain products in mind you can check out the collections online and pre-order items online for collection.
Dublin Airport features a variety of transport options to suit all travellers' needs. There are pick-up and drop-off areas, short and long-term car parks and public transport choices to get you to and from the city centre. Dublin Airport lies around 10km from the city centre and you can easily take a taxi or one of the many shuttle services available. Even if you are just stopping over in Dublin for half a day, you can easily pop into the city to see some of the sights or taste a true Guinness in Temple Bar.
If you wish to leave luggage at Dublin Airport you should contact the Excess Baggage Company for prices and information. They offer baggage storage options within Terminal 1 as well as wrapping and shipping services. Items that need to be left for collection should be dropped off at Greencaps.
Lost property items are that are found within the airport are passed over to the Airport Police who, where possible, try to return items to their rightful owners. If you have left an item on an aircraft or believe an airline to have lost your luggage or property, you must contact the airline responsible directly. For either service, ID will be required and there may be a return or administration fee.