Find special offers and low fares for flights to Dublin from Australia.
The capital of Ireland is a must-visit destination for many Australians. Regardless of whether they are of Irish heritage, many people will be drawn back again and again by its charm. Dublin is an energetic city with a rich culture and a complex history. Of course, there are also the friendly locals and the pubs that really make a visit what it is.
Visitors are often surprised to find that Dublin is actually quite expensive for day-to-day living, especially compared to the rest of Ireland. All the more reason to look for flight deals to Dublin that let you save your cash for spending on holiday, while getting you there in a reasonable time.
Cheap flights to Dublin
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Dublin flight times
- From Sydney: 24 hrs +
- From Melbourne: 24 hrs +
- From Perth: 21 hrs +
- From Brisbane: 24hrs 35 mins +
Airlines that fly to Dublin
- British Airways
- Virgin Australia
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 layover times are long enough to get to your connecting flight, especially if you need to change terminals or even airports as may be the case in 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 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. 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 multi-storey car park.