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Dublin Airport Terminal 1 & 2

Dublin Airport Terminal 1

Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport is home to most short haul flight with an exception of Aer Lingus airline that flies from Terminal 2. Ryanair deals with majority of flight departures and arrivals of T1.

Here are some of the following airlines that operate year round service from Terminal 1;

  • Air France flies to Paris and London.
  • Blue Air flies to Bucharest.
  • British Airways services London-Heathrow routes.
  • Flybe connects to Donegal, Exeter and Southampton.
  • Iberia Express flies to Madrid.
  • Lufthansa connects to Frankfurt and seasonally to Munich.
  • Ryanair handles majority of flights in and out of Dublin Airport terminal 1.

    Ryanair contact details
    Telephone : 1520 444 004
    Live chat : Click here
    Address : Dublin Airport Terminal 1.

  • Swiss International Air Lines to Zurich
  • Turkish Airlines operates one of the longer short-haul flights to Istanbul.

Dublin Airport terminal 1 : a picture of Ryanair plane

Please note that this is an informational guide. You should always check directly with Dublin Airport website or with your airline.


You will find a range of airport services and facilities catered for all passengers at Terminal 1.
Check in desks, foreign currency exchange, Internet access, left luggage, lost property, baby changing facilities and religious facilities. The Loop covers a wide choice of dining options & shops on both sides of security.


The public bus links to Dublin Airport are in general very comprehensive with both Dublin and nationwide routes on offer. The bus services are located outside the main arrivals hall where information on routes, costs and timetables are all present. Unlimited taxis service outside the airport and a choice of Dublin Airport car rental companies from Terminal 1. Irish Car Rentals shares a desk with Europcar and provides inclusive car hire service in Dublin Airport Terminal 1 and 2. The vehicles are supplied by Europcar.

Dublin Airport Terminal 1 map can be found here

Dublin Airport Terminal 2

Car Rental Dublin Airport in Terminal 2 is available to all airport passengers. To find Dublin Airport car hire area; when you are exiting the the customs area, you will see signs for car rental. Please follow these signs towards to T2 car hire desks. Irish Car Rentals shares a rental desk with Europcar and the cars are supplied by Europcar.

Irish Car Rentals has a wide range of automobiles to rent ranging from large or premium to small or economy cars. We offer both manual and automatic transmissions to suit your driving preference. We’re sure we have one to suit your budget.

Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport is a home to Aer Lingus airline carrier catering both short haul and long haul flights, covering all over Europe and North America. You will recognise US airline carriers that depart from Terminal 2 also.

The following airlines that operate year round service from Terminal 2;

  • Aer Lingus covers most Europe & North America routes.
  • American Airlines flies to New York & JFK (Opens June 2013)
  • Delta Air Lines flies to Atlanta, New York & JFK.
  • Emirates to Dubai
  • Etihad Airways covers Abu Dhabi
  • US Airways to Philadelphia

Currently Ryanair does not fly from Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Please visit Dublin Airport offical website for airlines in this terminal.

outside Dublin airport Terminal 2 building

Terminal 2 is beside Terminal 1, and the two terminals are connected by a covered walkway.


You will find a range of facilities catered for all passengers at Terminal 2
Check in desks, foreign currency exchange, Internet access, left luggage, lost property, baby changing facilities and religious facilities. The Loop covers a wide choice of dining options & shops on both sides of security.

US Preclearance Security:

Ireland is the only country outside the Americans offering U.S. Customs and Immigration Preclearance. This unique feature allows those traveling from Ireland to the United States to complete all required inspections, paperwork and formalities before they board their plane at Dublin Airport (DUB) or Shannon Airport (SNN).

While Ireland previously offered pre-flight immigration checks, this upgraded services allows visitors to arrive at their U.S. destination, collect their bags, and leave the airport with no additional steps. As an added bonus, travelers with connecting flights in the U.S. are no longer required to collect their bags and present them for inspection before being permitted to board another flight.

This is a welcome advantage to using Ireland as a gateway for entering the U.S. as it can save time and allow for more options when scheduling connecting flights.

What Do I Need to Know About Pre-clearance

* Firstly, passengers cannot opt out of Preclearance. If a flight is participating in the service, everyone onboard will go through the same Preclearance procedure.

* If for any reason, a flight does not participate in Preclearance, passengers will be required to go through regular U.S. Customs and Immigration procedures when they land in the U.S.

* Airline staff will provide passengers the necessary paperwork at check-in (which consists of a U.S. Customs Declaration Form

* Airline staff at the check-in desks are well-versed in the process, so they are excellent resources to answer questions about the procedures and forms.

* There tends to be a shortage of pens in the U.S. Preclearance area, so it is recommended that passengers bring their own and that they complete their forms before arriving at the U.S. Preclearance area.

* Passengers must present themselves to U.S. Preclearance one hour before departure. This means passengers must allow enough time to clear check-in and airport security before arriving at Preclearance.

* US-bound passengers will go through a second security screening, which includes passing through metal detectors and scans of carry-on luggage.

* Upon completing the second security screening, US-bound passengers will proceed to the United States Customs and Immigration line where they will wait to be called by officials.

* Agents will review passports, tickets, and other paperwork before stamping passports and Customs forms.

* Non-U.S. citizens are required to provide biometric scans of their finger and/or retina.

* After clearing Preclearance, passengers may proceed to their gate. Any passenger leaving the gate area will be required to repeat the entire Preclearance procedure.

* Passengers do not declare items purchased after they have cleared Preclearance. This includes food or other items purchased in the gate area or in-flight.

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