Departing Dublin Airport By Road

Departing Dublin Airport By Road

Dublin Airport is situated outside of the city of Dublin in the Collinstown area, it is close to Swords Co Dublin. The airport is situated 10 kilometres from Dublin city centre.

Dublin is the capital of Ireland. It is the busiest city in terms of traffic. Dublin is like another big European city, busy and traffic can be an issue. Dublin Airport Guide recommends the Google maps app, it’s easy to use, free and up-to-date. We also point to the AA route planner as an effective route planner with lots of information and directions in printable formats.

Departing Dublin Airport by road is relatively easy, if you require fuel or a coffee there is a Circle K fuel station(Postcode K67 N4C8) a short drive from the airport. When departing Dublin Airport by road, there is a McDonald’s food outlet also right next to the Circle K Station. Depending on your route when departing Dublin Airport by road, you will follow through a number of roundabouts and onto the M50 motorways. Large signposts will be marked M50 for all major cities and towns will be on the M50 motorway.

We recommend when departing Dublin Airport, please take your time and allow plenty of travel time if it’s your first time driving in Ireland. Please obey the speed limits, and drive carefully.

  • Departing Dublin Airport by road to Limerick city via M50 and M7
  • Departing Dublin Airport by road to Dublin via M50
  • Departing Dublin Airport by road to Cork via M7 and M8
  • Departing Dublin Airport by road to Galway via M6
  • Departing Dublin Airport by road to Kerry via M7

Distance and travel time from Dublin Airport

To Dublin City Centre 14.6 km via M50 (22 minutes)

To Limerick 208.0 km via M7 (2 hours 10 minutes)

To Galway 213.7 km via M6 (2 hours 40 minutes)

To Ennis Co Clare 250.4 km via M6 (2 hours 45 minutes)

To Cork 264.4 km via M7 and M8 (2 hours 41 minutes)

To Kildare 65.5 km via N7 and M7 (45 minutes)

To Waterford 176.1 km via M9 (2 hours)

To Killarney Kerry 313.6 km via M7 (3 hours 35 minutes)

To the Cliff of Moher County Clare 272.3 km via M6 (3 hours 30 minutes)

To Bunratty Castle Clare 224.3 km via M7 (2 hours 13 minutes)

To Newgrange County Meath 42.9 km via M1 (30 minutes)

To Glendalough County Wicklow 73.8 km via M50 and R755 (1 hour 10 minutes)

To Dromoland Castle Clare 238.7 km via M7 (2 hours 22 minutes)

To Adare Manor County Limerick 221.8 km via M7 (2 hours 12 minutes)

To Croke Park Dublin 8.7 km via Swords Rd/R132 and N1 (20 minutes)

To Trump International Doonbeg Clare 287.0 km via M7 (3 hours 30 minutes)

Irish Road Signs

Irish road signs are in two languages, Irish or Gaelic and English. Irish road signs will have names of destinations in both languages with distances in kilometres.  Road names marked Blue are major roadways similar to freeway roads in the United States.  Roads names marked in Green and Yellow are minor roads.  Ireland has tolls roads also and Dublin Airport Guide recommends using Ireland’s tolls road network to reduce driving time.

Dublin Airport Car Hire

Dublin Airport car hire company’s drop-off depots are located close to terminal 2, please follow the signs for car hire drop-off points. Each company had its own car parking areas and depots on the airport grounds. The rental companies will shuttle you to your terminal after you drop back the rental car. Please see our Car Rental Dublin Airport page for more information.

Please contact the car rental companies directly for further information.


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