Dublin – Business Trip HQ

Going on a business trip to Dublin? Below are some useful links and essential info in a concise, no BS format.

Flights To Dublin – From London

Departure Airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, London City, Luton, Stansted

Direct flights to Dublin Airport: Aer Lingus, British Airways, Cityjet, Ryanair

Average Flight Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Earliest / Latest Outbound: 06:30 a.m. / 22:05 p.m.

Earliest / Latest return: 06:30 a.m. / 21:50 p.m.

Check flights on Skyscanner here.

Check whether your flight is delayed on “Flightaware” – click here

Airport Twitter Feeds

@DublinAirport @Gatwick_Airport @HeathrowAirport @LondonCityAir @LDNLutonAirport @STN_Airport

Or check the complete list of Airport Twitter Accounts

In Dublin (DUB) Airport

Restaurants – Airside Terminal 1 (BA, CityJet, Ryanair + Short haul)

Butlers Chocolate Cafe does a mean coffee and muffins. Kill two birds with one stone and get your other half a chocolate gift whilst sipping your mocha.

If you’re after something more substantial the options are mediocre. Flaming Stone and The Garden Terrace Restaurant can’t compete with Burger King… which says it all really.

Restaurants – Arrivals Terminal 2 (Aer Lingus + Long haul)

Sit down meal, time to kill – Diep Le Shaker, a Dublin institution, this chain of Thai restaurants is the place to eat.

Restaurants – Airside Terminal 2 (Aer Lingus + Long haul)

Quick snack – O’Briens Sandwich Cafe. Soup ‘n sarnies, fills a hole before you skip town, job done.

Internet/Wifi in Dublin Airport

There is free wifi in Arrivals and Departures. Find the network Dublin Airport Free WiFi or eircom. Click the continue to surf button on the login page, browse away.

Taxi From Dublin International to the City Centre

Taxi time from airport to centre: 20 – 30 minutes

Taxi cost to city centre: 30 – 40 Euros

Taxi Numbers: NCR +353 (1) 677 2222

VIP Taxis Dublin +353 (1) 478 3333

morrison hilton dublin

Hotels in Dublin

The best hotels for each area, pre-selected to save you the hassle. Our criteria:

  • 4 or 5 star hotels with top-notch reviews
  • Easy on the eye rooms
  • Serviceable bar for a post-work nightcap.

Any hotel that has the cheek to charge for wifi is auto-binned from the list, simple as that.

The Best Hotel in DublinThe Merrion Hotel. The main restaurant has 2 Michelin stars and there’s an art collection in reception. If you’re pining after old world charm, book a stay.

Central Location The Morrison Dublin (Hilton). Recently refurbished. Free wired internet in all rooms.

Keep Expenses DownO’Callaghans Stephen Green. Walking distance to Trinity College and Grafton St. Some good rates on rooms. Also check out The Gresham Hotel

Near Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) The Spencer Hotel, Just around the corner from the CCD. Balconies overlooking the River Liffey and comfy beds.

In Dublin AirportRadisson Blu Dublin Airport. 24 Hour shuttle to the airport and airport check in kiosks in the hotel reception. Nice touch.

Other Hotels with Loyalty Programs

Conrad Hotels (Hilton)Conrad Dublin

Crowne Plaza Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport

InterContinentalIntercontinental Dublin

RadissonRadisson BLU Royal Hotel Dublin

Renaissance (Marriott)The Shelbourne Dublin

WestinWestin Dublin

bloom quartierApartment

The Bloom Quartier apartments are 200m from Temple Bar. Some come with a kitchenette.

Dublin Business Overview

Dublin is a high-tech hub and considered the silicon valley of Europe. Facebook, Ebay, Google and Dell have European headquarters in Dublin.

There is also a strong pharma presence in the city, with Amgen, Pfizer and Takeda having headquarters and manufacturing setup in Dublin.

The Irish stock exchange is based in Dublin, and Citibank and Commerzbank have established headquarters in the city.

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