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
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
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 Dublin – The 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 Down – O’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 Airport – Radisson 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
InterContinental – Intercontinental Dublin
Radisson – Radisson BLU Royal Hotel Dublin
Renaissance (Marriott) – The Shelbourne Dublin
Westin – Westin Dublin
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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