Dublin airport bus (Airlink and other key services)
How to get from Dublin Airport to the city centre
There isn’t yet a train from Dublin Airport to the city centre, but you can make use of several bus routes which serve the airport, including good express services which provide interchanges with Dublin trains and trams. You’ll find information about these below.
Dublin Airlink 747 and 757 bus — map and routes
The Airlink buses provide express services from Dublin Airport to the city centre, and their routes contain several interchanges with key Dublin tram stops and train stations (check out our rail map to see the connections). There are two routes, the 747 and the 757, with both buses serving Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.
The 747 route runs from Dublin Airport to Heuston Station in Central Dublin.
The 757 route runs from Dublin Airport to Charlotte Way, via Pearse Station in Central Dublin.
Note that routes vary slightly depending on whether you are travelling to or from the airport.
Timetables / frequency
The Airlink 747 service usually runs every 10-15 minutes; the 757 every 30 minutes. Frequency and hours of operation vary by day of the week, so for for full information about this service, please visit the Airlink website.
One-way tickets cost €7 when bought on a bus or €6 online. If you’re going to be travelling a lot on public transport during a visit to Dublin, you might prefer to buy a Leap Visitor Card, which allows you to travel not only on Airlink services but on the full Dublin public transport network too. Alternatively, you can buy Airlink-specific tickets online.
Wheelchair accessibility / step free access
Airlink buses are low-floor, wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Dublin Bus also offer a Travel Assistance Scheme for those with a mobility impairment. You can use it Monday to Friday between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. To find out more about this, phone (01) 703 3204 or email email@example.com.
Express airport bus services to Greater Dublin Area
Bus Eireann, Ireland’s state-owned coach company, provide a wide range of services which serve the Greater Dublin Area and beyond. You van view a full list of these on the Bus Eireann website, but routes which are of most relevance to passengers wishing to travel in the Greater Dublin Area are as follows:
100X: Dublin > Airport > Drogheda > Dundalk
101: Dublin > Airport > Balbriggan > Drogheda
109A: Dublin City University > Airport > Ratoath > Dunshaughlin > Navan > Kells
133: Dublin Airport > Dublin > Ashford > Wicklow
X12/12: Dublin Airport > Dublin > Portlaoise > Roscrea > Nenagh > Limerick
X20/20: Dublin > Dublin Airport > Athlone > Ballinasloe > Galway
2: Dublin Airport > Dublin > Arklow > Gorey > Enniscorthy > Wexford
4: Dublin Airport > Dublin > Carlow > Waterford > New Ross
22: Dublin > Airport > Mullingar > Longford > Ballina
23: Dublin > Airport > Mullingar > Longford > Sligo
Tickets and timetables
Please visit the Bus Eireann website for details on where to catch the above buses, along with ticketing and timetabling information.
Not all Bus Eireann services are wheelchair-acessible, and wheelchair users need to book a space in advance of their journey — please see Bus Eireann’s accessibility advice for more details.
Local bus services
A number of local Dublin Bus services also operate from Dublin Airport to various locations around the city. These are:
16: Dublin Airport Towards Ballinteer (Kingston)
41: Abbey St. Towards Swords Manor
102: Dublin Airport to Sutton DART station
These services are cheaper to use than Airlink (but can be slower).
Tickets and timetables
Dublin buses are low-floor and wheelchair accessible.
Additionally, Dublin Bus runs a travel assistance scheme to help those with a mobility impairment to travel around Dublin. The Travel Assistance Scheme is free and is for people aged 18 or over. You can use it Monday to Friday between 08:00hrs and 18:00hrs. To find out more, phone (01) 703 3204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of private operators provide bus services to Dublin Airport. These include:
Aircoach offers services from Dublin Airport to the city centre and South Dublin on a 24-hour basis. Its city centre service stops at many major hotels in Dublin City. Most buses are wheelchair accessible, but wheelchair users wishing to travel must contact the Aircoach Travel Office at least 24hrs in advance of travel.
Airport Hopper operates hourly shuttle buses from Dublin Airport to Maynooth and Tallaght, serving Lexlip, Liffey Valley, Lucan, Clondalkin and various hotels en route. For wheelchair accessibility information, you will need to email the company at email@example.com.
Cityscape (by Dublin Coach) provides 42 direct express services daily between Dublin Airport, the Red Cow Luas tram stop and Dundrum town. For wheelchair accessibility information, you will need to phone the company on +353 (0)1 465 9972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.