As the saying goes, “Anything worth doing is worth doing in Dublin.” Alright, we’ll admit that isn’t quite how the saying goes, but it is certainly true. Whether you enjoy the revelry of the crowd at sporting events or the serene quiet of historical buildings and museums, you will enjoy it tenfold in venerable Dublin. This is a city for everyone: soccer fans, history enthusiasts, culture lovers, and even kids, with its zoos, interactive museum exhibits, and more. Plus, this capital city is famously friendly, so you are sure to meet a local acquaintance or two along the way.
There is a real saying in Ireland that goes “May the roads rise to meet you/May the wind be at your back,” and that is one that your upcoming vacation is sure to fulfill. With the perfect itinerary planned, the roads will rise to meet you, and with flights to Dublin, Ireland from Travelocity, the westerly wind will be at your back, as well.
Transportation from DUB
Once flights to Dublin land, passengers are about 8 miles from the city centre. If you need to take a rest, you have many hotels to choose from in the immediate vicinity of the airport, and many of them will offer shuttle service to and from the airport terminals. Dublin’s extensive bus system offers plenty of options to get you to hotels just about anywhere in the city, and taxis are always available as well. If you’re planning on journeying into that famous, rolling green Irish countryside, just make your way to the car rentals counter in the Arrivals Hall. Once you've checked into your hotel, set down your bags. It's time to head out to enjoy Dublin!
Things to Do Near DUB
Just can’t wait to get in on the history, beauty, and incredible experiences that await? Or, perhaps, you simply don’t have much time. No matter—even those with airfare to Dublin for business reasons or who simply have a long layover in the city can enjoy some amazing attractions.
- Malahide Castle & Gardens is just 5 miles northwest of the airport, meaning it’s easy to reach by taxi at any time of day. Yes, you can tour a spectacular castle—even if your tickets to Dublin only keep you here for a short time.
- If you don’t mind spending a few more euros, seeing the sights of the city centre is also achievable in a quick trip. The Airlink and Aircoach express buses run up to every 15 minutes, and will have you downtown in no time.
Hotels in Dublin
We hope you do have at least one night in Dublin, for your own sake. You don’t want to miss out on all this city has to offer. Take our advice and book a room at one of these great Dublin hotels:
- The Westbury Hotel is a 10-minute or less walk from, well, just about everything. To the east you will find “museum quarter.” Just south lies the esteemed Gaiety Theatre. And inside, opulent amenities and top service earn this hotel five stars—an affordable luxury when you’ve saved money with cheap flights to Dublin.
- The Westin Dublin is just steps from the historic Ha’penny Bridge and the Molly Malone statue, two must-have additions to your holiday scrapbook. And with an on-site restaurant and 24-hour room service at this 4-star hotel, you’ll always have plenty of options for refueling after all that exploring.
- Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel was made for culture connoisseurs, especially of the written word. Spend a day at the Dublin Writers Museum or James Joyce Centre and be back for dinner at one of the two restaurants, or a relaxing massage at the spa.
- Ashling Hotel Dublin has an on-site restaurant and bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, and all the cozy touches of home. But better yet, it’s just a scenic stroll away from the Guinness Brewery, where you can learn all the legends of this famous beer on a tour.
Go Green in Dublin
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