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Special offers and low fares for flights to Dublin from the US.

The Emerald Isle has four major international airports — and since it’s a relatively compact island, getting from one end to the other will take little more than a few hours, no matter where you land.

Insider tip? Flying to Éire during winter months will save you the most money, overall.

Airports in Ireland

Centrally located options for landing in the Emerald Island include:

International airports in Ireland

  • Dublin Airport (DUB). The largest airport on the island, located in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Cork Airport (ORK). Located four miles south of Cork, it’s the second-largest hub in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Belfast International Airport (BFS). Just north of Belfast in Northern Ireland, 111 miles — about 2.5 hours to drive — from Dublin.
  • Shannon Airport (SNN). Located between between Ennis and Limerick in the southeast part of the island.

Domestic airports in Ireland

There are a handful of smaller, regional airports throughout the island that you might check for cheap rates if you’re flying within Ireland. These include:

  • Belfast City Airport (BHD)
  • Derry Airport (LDY)
  • Donegal Airport (CFN)
  • Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
  • Kerry Airport (KIR)
  • Waterford Airport (WAT)

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Dublin flight times

Starting from major US hubs, here’s the estimated duration of nonstop flights to Dublin:

  • From New York: 6 hours, 11 minutes
  • From Los Angeles: 10 hours, 35 minutes
  • From Chicago: 7 hours, 15 minutes

Airlines that fly to Dublin

Direct carriers from the US to Dublin include:

  • United
  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • Aer Lingus
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Norwegian Airlines

Ireland insider flight tips

Here’s how to cut costs on a flight to Ireland:

  • Consider a layover. 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.
  • Travel during off-season. Flights to Ireland in February are cheapest, due to lower demand throughout the winter months. But it’s a bit of an inside secret that Ireland is lovely even when dreary — as long as you’re never far from a crackling fire.
  • Book at least three weeks in advance. Last-minute trips to Ireland are most likely to break the bank; book at least three weeks ahead of time to get decent fares.
  • Depart from a major US airport. If you live in a smaller city, taking discount airlines like Sun Country or Frontier to an international hub — like ATL — can help secure cheaper passage across the Atlantic.

How to reach Dublin from the airport

Dublin Airport (DUB) is relatively small and easy to navigate, since it only has two terminals. You can traverse the 7.5 miles from DUB to Dublin via:

  • Private shuttles. GoAirport and SuperShuttle are just a couple companies that offer passage direct to Dublin.
  • Public bus. Route 16 on the Dublin bus will get you to the city center in about an hour.
  • Coach bus. Aircoach and Bus Éireann both run from DUB to the heart of Dublin, daily.
  • Taxi. Taxis are readily available and take about 30 minutes to the center of Dublin.
  • Rental car. You can find major car rental agencies in the Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall and in the Terminal 2 car park.

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Bottom line

The cheapest flights to Ireland are available during off-season, but you can still get a decent fare by planning stopovers through June, July and August. After booking a flight, mosey on over to our hotel guide to find the best rates on centrally located spots to sleep in major Irish cities.

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