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Dublin Airport

Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport in a nutshell

Krystof Hajek updated 9. 4. 2024

Dublin Airport is the base for Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost carrier, as well as for Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline. It is located 11 km north of the city centre.

Dublin Airport is a major hub and is the main entry point to the whole of Ireland.

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US Preclearence

Dublin is one of only two airports in Europe (along with Ireland's other airport, Shannon) to have US immigration pre-clearance in the terminal. When you arrive in the US, your flight will be checked in as domestic, saving you the often long queues that can be common at US airports.

However, before flying from Dublin to the US, ideally arrive at the airport 3 hours before your flight.

You will also go through US Preclearance immigration in Dublin when transferring from another flight to the US.

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Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.