Dublin Airport Informational Guide to Dublin Airport (DUB) - Non Official

Our Review of Dublin Airport (DUB)

Our Review of Dublin Airport (DUB)

At Plan Your Trips, we have analyzed hundreds of airports around the world, gaining a clear understanding of what users expect when visiting an airport. With this know-how, we have created this guide, placing passengers at the forefront of everything, aiming to simplify and enhance the airport experience.

In this guide, our goal is to present information in a manner that is both quick and reliable. Recognizing that passengers often have limited time and may be in a hurry, we strive to ensure that they do not waste time unnecessarily.

Another key focus of our guide is to highlight the strengths of the airport and also the weaknesses, and in some cases, offer recommendations to travelers. In alignment with this approach, we provide users with aggregated information on delays and on-time performance, analyzing both airlines and individual flights.

Pros and Cons of Dublin Airport (DUB)


Location: Dublin Airport is located 7 km (4 miles) north of the city centre, in Collinstown, facilitating easy access to the capital and surrounding areas.

Modern Facilities: Dublin Airport provides up-to-date amenities including a variety of stores, eateries, and lounges to meet the demands of different types of travellers.

Hub: Dublin Airport is a hub for Aer Lingus. With direct connections to major North American cities, Dublin Airport is an important hub for transatlantic flights from Europe and a gateway to both the United States and Canada.

Public Transport Access: The airport is well-connected to Dublin city centre and beyond via public transportation options such as buses and taxis, with plans for future enhancements like a proposed metro link.



Capacity Constraints: During seasons of high travel, Dublin Airport gets overcrowded, which can make customers wait longer in lines and they may feel stressed.

Terminal Connectivity: Both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are connected landside via a pedestrian corridor which may lead to long walks.

Immigration Queues: Extended waiting times at immigration can be a significant issue at Dublin Airport, compared to other major international airports.

Dining Options:  Dublin Airport may face criticism for its limited and potentially overpriced dining options, particularly in certain areas of the terminals.

Mini-Guide of the Airport (2' Guide)

Two Terminals: Dublin Airport has two passenger terminals to host both domestic and international flights, and also for short and long distance flights (including Transoceanic). It’s important to know which terminal your flight departs from and plan accordingly.

Transport to and from Dublin: Dublin Airport offers various transportation options to and from the city centre, including buses, taxis, car rentals, and proposed future metro links. While public transport is available, you may need to consider other options, especially late at night.

Check-in Areas:  In Terminal 1 check-in area is located in departure level, and in terminal 2 its located in ground level.

Amenities: Dublin Airport features the Sky Centre, offering a plaza with shops, restaurants, and cafeterias air side. Passengers can enjoy a wide selection of dining options and shops before proceeding to their gate.

Family-Friendly Facilities: Dublin Airport caters to families with children, offering amenities such as play areas, child seats, lactation areas, and separate family check-in areas in both terminals.

Lounge Options: While waiting for their flight, travellers can choose from different lounges spread across Dublin Airport that offer comfortable seating, food, and refreshments.

How we calculate On Time Performance

On various pages of our website, you will encounter a metric widely utilized in aviation and other forms of transportation known as OTP (On Time Performance). We believe that providing this metric assists passengers in planning their trips and exploring alternatives before purchasing their flight tickets.

We calculate the On Time Performance for all flights and airlines, when we have enough data to do so. In certain instances, it may not be feasible to accurately compute the On-Time Performance for a specific flight or airline due to inadequate or non-representative data, which could result in misleading conclusions.

Our calculation of On Time Performance and delay information solely relies on arrival times. This approach is chosen over calculating departure delays, as we consider arrival punctuality to be of primary concern to passengers.

The On Time Performance displayed on our website is calculated as follows:

  • On Time: Flights that arrive within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival time, or earlier. In the absence of data for a specific flight, we assume the flight arrives on time, to avoid penalizing airlines for data unavailability.
  • Moderate Delay: Flights that arrive with a delay of 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Significant Delay: Flights that arrive with a delay of 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Major Delay: Flights that arrive with a delay exceeding 60 minutes.
  • Average Delay: The average delay is calculated by considering flights that arrive early as having a delay of 0 minutes. Early arrivals do not contribute to reducing the average delay calculation

Some Stats

Annual Passengers Evolution

Airlines with more flight operations (last 3 months)


41% (Total flights analyzed: 13031)

Aer Lingus

36% (Total flights analyzed: 11528)

British Airways

3% (Total flights analyzed: 1028)


2% (Total flights analyzed: 550)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

2% (Total flights analyzed: 495)

Airlines with best on-time performance at Dublin Airport (last 3 months)

Considering all airlines:

Air Baltic

96% (Total flights analyzed: 28)

Norwegian Air International

95% (Total flights analyzed: 44)

Etihad Airways

91% (Total flights analyzed: 92)


90% (Total flights analyzed: 144)


89% (Total flights analyzed: 123)

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

88% (Total flights analyzed: 318)


87% (Total flights analyzed: 52)


86% (Total flights analyzed: 184)

Qatar Airways

84% (Total flights analyzed: 182)


84% (Total flights analyzed: 69)

Considering only airlines with more than 10 flights/week:


90% (Total flights analyzed: 144)


89% (Total flights analyzed: 123)

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

88% (Total flights analyzed: 318)


86% (Total flights analyzed: 184)

Qatar Airways

84% (Total flights analyzed: 182)

Air France

82% (Total flights analyzed: 272)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

80% (Total flights analyzed: 495)


79% (Total flights analyzed: 550)

Delta Air Lines

78% (Total flights analyzed: 345)


78% (Total flights analyzed: 217)

Routes with more flights from Dublin Airport (last month)

London - LHR (United Kingdom): 581
Amsterdam - AMS (Netherlands): 396
Manchester - MAN (United Kingdom): 358
Edinburgh - EDI (United Kingdom): 321
London - LGW (United Kingdom): 274
Birmingham - BHX (United Kingdom): 255
Malaga - AGP (Spain): 243
London - STN (United Kingdom): 242
Paris - CDG (France): 235
Faro - FAO (Portugal): 235