A small capital with a huge reputation, Dublin is peppered with classic pubs, historic buildings and a vibrant culture.
Approximate flight time: 1 hour (total distance 199 miles)
No of flights per week: 71
Airlines that fly direct: Ryanair, Air Lingus, British Airways, British Airways and United Airlines
No. of Airports in Dublin: Dublin Airport
Seasons: High = May - August; Low = November - March
Currency: Euro (€)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
As Britain’s second city, Birmingham is a great place to fly from. Fully equipped with all the facilities you would expect to find in an international airport, it caters to every traveller’s needs.
Travelling to Birmingham is easy, whether you want to arrive by car, bus or train. If you’re travelling by public transport, you will find bus services running directly to the airport or to Birmingham International Airport train station. There is a free and frequent Air Rail from the station, which takes you to the terminal in just two minutes.
Drivers will find a choice of seven car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via the free shuttle bus. Book a carpark space online in advance and get up to 50% off.
Once you pass seamlessly through security and into our single terminal, you’ll find a great selection of places to shop, eat, and relax before your flight.
Many people like to kick-start their holiday with a sit-down meal at the airport before their flight. Families will appreciate Frankie & Benny’s and Giraffe, and if you want something fancy, head to Bottega Prosecco Bar & Café. There’s plenty of coffee shops and grab and go options too.
We also have lots of shops for you to browse while you wait to board your flight. Get all your last-minute holiday essentials from Boots, plane entertainment from WHSmith and great savings from World Duty Free. We’ve got shops to suit every taste and every need.
We have five airport lounges for you to sit back and relax in while you wait for your flight. Book into a lounge to enjoy complimentary food and drinks, unlimited WiFi and great runway views.
To find out about our other services, head to our terminal facilities page.
Arriving at Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport is located approximately 10km north of Dublin city centre. The airport has two terminals, both with taxi ranks available right outside for your convenience. If you’d prefer to take public transport, there’s a huge area for buses located between Terminal 1 and 2. The airport is serviced by over 700 buses each day, so whether you’re wanting to travel to the city centre or farther afield, you’re likely to find a bus that can take you there.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Dublin
Dublin is a lively, multi-cultural city. It’s as diverse as a capital city should be but as friendly as your local Irish pub. With its collection of tourist attractions, excellent social scene and surrounding natural beauty, Ireland’s capital city has a lot to offer.
Most people in Dublin speak English but you will find street signs and official buildings signposted in both English and Gaelic (the indigenous Irish language). Despite this, it’s unlikely you will hear Gaelic spoken among the locals around town.
Ireland has a mild, temperate climate and, although it’s rainy at times, you can visit at any time of the year. Best, perhaps, are the months of March to May and September to November, as the weather isn't as cold as during the winter months.
Culture in Dublin
Renowned for its rich literary tradition and unique musical heritage, Dublin lives and breathes culture. Free museums, glorious green parks, beautiful old buildings and lively nights out – you’ll have great ‘craic’ if you visit Dublin.
For more information on things to do in Dublin, check out our handy Dublin destination guide.