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Directions from Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is a dual terminal international airport conveniently located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre, near the M50 and M1 motorways.  Serviced by direct routes to/from Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Canada and North America with US Pre-clearance at the airport. There are public transport links to/from the airport by bus and taxi. Taxis are readily available for hire outside the airport. For your journey to the RDS, the Aircoach bus stops directly outside the grounds. For more information view our access guide.  For information on Dublin Airport flight routes or for arrivals and departures visit https://www.dublinairport.com/flight-information

Distance: 16 kilometres

By Car

  • Leave the Airport and follow the Way Out signs until you reach a signalled roundabout.

  • At the roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Dublin to join Motorway M1 Airport Interchange.

  • Junction3 (M50): follow signpost towards City Centre

  • End of the Motorway, follow the N1

  • At the junction with Griffith Avenue turn left at traffic lights R102 signposted Malahide, Howth.

  • Junction with R107, at the traffic lights turn right R107 (Malahide Road)

  • At the T Junction turn right R105

  • At traffic lights turn left R131 signposted Dublin Port, Dun Laoghaire (East Wall Road)

  • At the junction with Alfie Byrne Road continue straight through the traffic lights

  • At the junction for Dublin Port turn right at the traffic lights (R!31)

  • Passing The 3 Arena (J79) at the roundabout follow the signposts for Dun Laoghaire Via Toll Bridge and  proceed across the River Liffey

  • Go through the East Link Toll Bridge (car €1.40)

  • Junction 80 (Dublin Outer Orbital Route)

  • At the roundabout take the third exit signposted N11, N81 Irishtown (Junction 81)

  • Turn right then and turn immediately left at the traffic signals into Londonbridge Road R111 (Signposted N11, N81) Junction 51 (R815) at traffic signals turn left R815, signposted Ballsbridge.

  • Proceed through the next traffic lights and the RDS is situated on your right.

Parking at the RDS 


By Taxi

Taxis are available at the Taxi rank outside Arrivals.  Expect to pay between €30 and €40 to get to the RDS.


Public Transport to/from Dublin Airport

The RDS is serviced by the Aircoach (Route 702) that brings customers directly to and from Dublin airport. Aircoach stops are located on Merrion Road in front of the RDS main complex entrance.

 Aircoach Bookings for people with disabilities must be made in advance. For more information on timetables visit www.aircoach.ie or call +353 (0)1 844 7118.



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