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Cheap flights to Dublin for 2021
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The capital of Ireland is a must-visit destination for many Australians. Dublin is an energetic city, rich in culture, history and pubs. Don't leave without heading to Temple Bar to have a Guinness with the locals and explore the surroundings of Dublin. An adventure to Dublin is one that you don't want to miss.
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How long is the flight to Dublin?
- From Sydney: 24 hrs + with a stopover
- From Melbourne: 24 hrs + with a stopover
- From Perth: 21 hrs + with a stopover
- From Brisbane: 24hrs 35 mins + with a stopover
Which airlines fly to Dublin from Australia?
Direct flights aren't available to Ireland from Australia, but you can fly with just one stopover with airlines including:
When's the best time to book Christmas flights to Ireland?
Booking a flight to Ireland from Australia as early as six months in advance can save you up to 5% on flight prices. Be sure to check out the sales that airlines have during the months of July and August to find a great price on a round-trip ticket for December.
Booking later in the year, 3–5 months in advance, won't hurt either as you'll still save up to 3%.
Depart during the first two weeks of December and you'll snag a good deal but aim to leave on 4 December for the best price of the month.
Plan to have a white Christmas and stay in Ireland for the holiday season as prices skyrocket the rest of December. However, fly home from Boxing Day to before New Year's Eve and you'll have some extra cash for spending.
Choose a returning flight on 1 or after 10 January for a bargain.
Dublin insider flight tips
- You can usually fly from Australia to Dublin without stopping more than once, especially if you can be flexible with your travel dates. Etihad flies via Abu Dhabi (AUH) from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Emirates and Qantas both fly via Dubai (DXB) from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
- Dublin is the home base for budget airline, Ryanair, which offers some ridiculously low fares for flights within Europe. Ryanair can get you to Dublin from major cities such as London (Gatwick and Stansted airports), Amsterdam, Paris and Athens. It is worth comparing flights on these routes to flying straight into Dublin from Australia. Check that your layover times give you long enough to get your connecting flight, especially if you need to change terminals or even airports, which may be the case in some major European cities. Be aware of any differing luggage restrictions when flying with multiple airlines too.
- Australian travellers traditionally like to break up the trip to Europe with a short stay in Hong Kong or Singapore. Thanks to so many competing routes nowadays, you can really take your pick of where to layover. In fact, if you are willing to stop more than once, then the possibilities are endless.
How to get around Dublin from the airport
Dublin Airport (DUB) is relatively small with only two terminals, making it nice and easy to navigate. It is well-equipped and only 12 kilometres from the city. A few companies run private airport shuttles that will get you to the centre of Dublin and nearby train stations. A cheaper option is to take the public bus (route 16) which takes about an hour to the centre of Dublin. There are also several coach services operating to major cities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, such as Cork, Galway and Belfast. Regardless of where you want to go in Ireland, you can organise transport. All of these services are detailed on the Dublin Airport’s official website along with an integrated booking system.
Taxis are readily available and take about 30 minutes to the centre of Dublin. Driving is not necessary in Dublin itself but ideal for exploring the rest of Ireland. You can find major car rental agencies in the Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall and in the Terminal 2 car park.
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