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Dublin Airport to Temple Bar -Transport Tips

Updated: Jun 30



Welcome to Dublin, where the vibrant streets of Temple Bar await your exploration! Whether you're a first-time visitor or a returning traveller, navigating from Dublin Airport to Temple Bar can be a breeze with the right information at your fingertips.  

In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the various transportation options and tips for a seamless journey from Dublin Airport to Temple bar and everything else you need to know to kickstart your Dublin adventure. 


Bus Services - Traveling from Dublin Airport to Temple bar

There are 3 reputable Bus Services that available to you when traveling from Dublin Airport to Temple bar.

Large Blue Dublin Express Bus exiting Dublin Airport.

Dublin Express  

This service operates premium quality coaches between Dublin Airport and 15+ conveniently located stops across the heart of Dublin City centre, including Temple Bar, Trinity College, O’Connell Street and Heuston Station.

The service Depart immediately outside the doors of Terminals 1 & 2,

Their services include free customer Wi-Fi, USB charging points and an onboard toilet.  

Dublin Express operates from Zone 1 at Terminal 1 and Zone 21 at Terminal 2 and travels directly into Dublin via the Port Tunnel, making it the fastest coach to Dublin City centre.  


  • 782 and 784 operate between city centre and Dublin Airport.

  • 782 includes stops between Georges Quay and Custom House Quay via Heuston Station. 

  • 784 has stops between Harcourt Luas and 3Arena. 

It is recommended you pre-book your ticket in order to guarantee your seat.

Book tickets online in advance or buy at terminal bus stops. 

Tickets can also be bought from the driver using a bank card, Apple or Goggle pay.

Note: Cash is not accepted.  

Buses operate between 04:05 and 00:35. Journey time will depend on traffic conditions etc. but is usually 30 minutes from the city Centre. 

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This 24-hour luxury service is a great option when traveling from Dublin airport to Temple bar. The company operates many routes to Dublin City centre and Dublin county and departs from just outside Terminal 1, zone 2, and Terminal 2, zone 20.

Buses depart every 15 minutes from 4.30am until midnight, and hourly from midnight to 4.30am

The nearest Aircoach stop for return trips from Temple Bar to the airport is in front of the Thai Orchard restaurant on Westmoreland Street.

it is always advised to check with Aircoach for the latest timetable information.


  • Route 700, serves the city centre and Leopardstown via Drumcondra, Donnybrook, UCD and Stillorgan.  

  • Route 702 and 703 serve Greystones and Killiney via Ballsbridge and Blackrock.  

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the Aircoach departure points at terminals.

Tickets can also be purchased from the driver using a bank card, Apple or Google pay (contactless payment total must not exceed €50).

Cash is accepted on all routes except the 750X which is a cashless route.

Journey time will depend on traffic conditions etc. but is usually 30 minutes from the city centre. 


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Dublin Bus

This service operate routes 16 and 41 from Zone 15 in Dublin Airport.

Both the 41 and 16 are low floor accessible for wheelchair users via an onboard ramp that can be deployed.


  • The 16 bus operates between 06:00 - 23:30 Monday to Saturday, and 08:00 -23:30 on Sundays. 

  • The 41 bus runs 24/7 every day including weekends.  

Payment can be made in coins (exact fare only) to the driver on the bus or using pre-paid tickets (Dublin Bus tickets or Leap Card) which can be purchased in retail outlets or at ticket machines at selected bus stops.  

The standard one-way fare to the city centre from the airport is €2.00. 

Please note that the 41 bus has limited capacity for luggage storage.   

Journey time on these buses varies depending on the time of day, traffic conditions etc.  It is recommended that passengers allow at least 40 minutes to and from the airport to the city centre for the journey.


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Taxi Services - Traveling from Dublin Airport to Temple bar

Taxi service is readily available outside the arrivals, costing approximately €35.00 from Dublin airport to Temple bar.. 

line of taxis appearing to exit Dublin Airport.

As a passenger in a taxi you are entitle to:

  • Engage a taxi for journeys up to 30km.

  • Have all fares calculated on the taxi meter.

  • A receipt printed by the taximeter.

  • A clean vehicle.

All licensed taxis are obliged to display passenger information including rights and responsibilities and fare information, which will be supplied by the Commission for Taxi Regulation, in the front and back of the vehicle. 

All licensed taxi drivers must display their driver identification card in clear view of the customer. 

Note: In the event of a dispute about a fare, driver conduct, condition or cleanliness of a vehicle, a customer should pay the fare displayed on the meter including extras, ensure they get a printed receipt, and proceed to make a formal complaint which the Commission will investigate for Taxi Regulation as appropriate.  

If you wish to book a taxi here is a list of some of Dublin's most reputable companies with their contact numbers:

  • Castle Cabs: 01 8319000.

  • Pony Cabs: 01 6612233.

  • Speed Cabs: 01 4750800.

  • Checkers Cabs: 01 8343434.

  • City Cabs: 01 8731122.

Booking a taxi to collect you from Dublin Airport and take you into Dublin city centre will cost approximately €50.


Private Chauffeur Service - Traveling from Dublin Airport to Temple bar

Look no further for stylish arrival options! Dublin boasts a range of upscale chauffeur services, providing luxurious five-star transportation experiences from Dublin airport to Temple bar.

Private Chauffeur about to open one of the back doors of white stretch limo.

From luxury Mercedes vehicles and Party Buses to stretch Limos suitable for groups of all sizes Dublin boasts a wide range of reputable companies offering that all-important 5 Star service.

Some other reputable companies include:

  • Chauffeur Service Dublin - 087 219 7960

  • Premier Chauffeurs Dublin - (01) 860 5206

  • Premier Chauffeur Drive Dublin - (01) 564 5188

  • Murrays Chauffeur Drive - (01) 687 3789

  • Extreme Limousine - 085 151 1352

Traveling from Dublin Airport to Temple Bar offers a multitude of transportation options tailored to suit various preferences and budgets. Whether you prefer the convenience of public buses, the flexibility of taxis, or the luxury of chauffeur-driven services, there's something for everyone.


With reliable and efficient transportation networks, navigating the journey to Temple Bar is hassle-free, allowing visitors to begin their Dublin experience with ease. So, whether you're arriving for business or leisure, rest assured that reaching Temple Bar from Dublin Airport is a seamless and enjoyable experience, setting the tone for a memorable stay in this vibrant city. Looking for more information on Temple Bar Dublin click the link for a detailed blog on the area.

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