Less than seven miles from Dublin city centre is Dublin Airport Ireland (DUB), which accepts flights from America, the Middle East and many European destinations. Ryanair and Air Lingus are the largest airlines based here with Air Lingus covering Europe, the Middle East and the US.
Dublin Airport Ireland (DUB) operates from only one terminal, where car rental can be found but by mid-2010 the construction of Terminal 2 should be complete where Air Lingus will be primarily operating from. Terminal 1 departures is on two separate levels with Air Lingus taking the basement level and all over airlines on the first floor.
Shopping here is like any other international airport with all the top name stores you can expect to find. There are banks and bureau de change sited all over the arrivals and departures areas. You can dine in some top quality restaurants with relaxing atmospheres or instead opt for the fast food outlets. There are a variety of bars to have a drink in from traditional pubs to more trendy modern bars.
If you are arriving into Dublin the best way to explore would be to get cheap car hire at Dublin Airport Ireland (DUB) and set off first for Dublin City which is less than seven miles away. The ‘Emerald Isle’ is steeped in history and is well worth a leisurely exploration.
When you use cheap car hire at Dublin International Airport there are complimentary shuttle buses leaving from Terminal 1 to the locations of the companies throughout the airport area. There are plans to build a train link from the airport into Dublin City but constructions is not due to start until 2010.