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Purple Parking can offer you a range of secure car park options at Dublin Airport, all located within 10 kilometres of the airport’s terminals. Each of these car parks is serviced by a courtesy Park & Ride service, with the transfer taking no more than 8 minutes. Upon arriving at the car park, all that remains is to load your luggage into the transport bus, sit back and relax.

Dublin Airport is easily accessible by car and is located in Collinstown, 10 kilometres north of Dublin City Centre.

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Services at Dublin

Our services explained

Purple Parking acts as a booking agent for Park & Ride services at Dublin. As well as constantly reviewing our pricing to make sure you get the best deal, we also carry out stringent checks to ensure that the service provided is of the highest standard. Our services at Dublin Airport offer great value for money and make travelling easier. We’re an established company with on-the-ground experts, so you know you’re in safe hands with whichever parking option you decide is best for you.

Terminal Layout

Dublin Airport is home to two terminals. All Ryanair departure and arrival services operate from Terminal 1, as well as other airlines (you should check Dublin Airport’s website for details). Terminal 2 is the newer of the two terminals, having opened in 2010. It is home to Ireland’s flag carrier airline – Aer Lingus. The two terminals are just a short walk apart and are connected by a covered walkway. This walkway is not insulated, so you may want to consider warmth/a coat if you are planning to transfer.

Do make sure to check which terminal you require well in advance of your travel for optimum peace of mind.


Check-in/departures is located on the first floor of the terminal building. Passengers are advised to check in at least 90 minutes before the scheduled departure of their flight, even if they have completed the check-in process online. Check-in for long haul flights can open up to three hours prior to scheduled departure while Europe flights open up to two hours before scheduled departure.

Leisure and family facilities

Baby changing

Dublin Airport offers a number of baby-changing facilities throughout the airport, providing you with access to safe and hygienic baby-changing areas.

At Terminal 1, these are located:

  • In the Arrivals Hall near either the Upper Crust Café or the Eason Bookshop
  • In the Departures Area 1
  • At Gates 201 and 301 after security
  • In the Baggage Hall opposite Belts 1 and 8

Baby-changing facilities are available throughout Terminal 2, adjacent to main toilet facilities. They are clearly indicated by Baby-changing signs.

Play areas

Terminal 1 has excellent facilities for entertaining your child while waiting at the airport. A soft, colourful play area for children is available in the landside mezzanine area of Terminal 1. Designed by MacDonald’s, it includes a gym and has been created to allow adults to relax while their children play in a secure and safe zone.

Baby milk

It is now possible to take more than the standard 100ml of baby food through security, provided that this is for the sole purpose of your journey. Boots, located after security in the Loop shopping area of Terminal 1, stocks travel family essentials such as medicines, nappies and creams. There is a 'Pure' pharmacy located just after security screening at Terminal 2 where you can replenish your stocks of baby necessities.

Information desk

You will find information points on the ground floor Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1. Alternatively, you will find Dublin Airport's CRAs (Customer Service Assistants) throughout the terminals. They wear bright pink t-shirts and will be happy to assist you and provide any information you may need.


Dublin Airport has a vibrant dedicated shopping zone at Terminal 1 - The Loop. Here you will find a wide selection of outlets to satisfy your shopping needs before you board your flight. Looking for some cosmetics or fragrance? Why not stop by MAC or Jo Malone. Want to pick up some holiday reading or even some luxury smoked salmon? The loop has everything from WHSmith to a Wrights of Howth. The opening and closing time of each outlet varies. For a full list of outlets and their opening hours, please refer to The Loop’s website.

Shopping at Terminal 2 will not disappoint. There is a range of retail outlets offering everything from shoes (LK Bennett) to souvenirs (Irish Memories). The Terminal 2 Loop shopping centre is home to outlets showcasing some excellent Irish brands and designers and you can also expect to find the classic selection of fragrances, watches, jewellery and liquors synonymous with travel retail.

Terminal 2 also has a handy Shop & Collect service. Arrange to collect your shopping on your return. This service is only valid for those travelling within the EU. The collection point is in the T2 Arrivals Shop; after customs, but before you leave the baggage hall.

Food & drink

Dublin has a wide selection of eating & dining options, located both before and after security.

At Terminal 1, the following eateries offer children’s menus and are particularly family friendly: MacDonald’s (before security) and The Foodhall, The Brasserie and Burger King (all located after Security).

Terminal 2 has a food court located on either side of security with plenty of options to suit all tastes. Airside, why not try the chocolate lounge, which not only appeals to children offering chocolate treats and drinks from a sushi style conveyor belt, but also some views of the runway. For more a more savoury fare, try The Slaney (Airside) or Gourmet Burger Kitchen (Arrivals). Consult the full list on Dublin Airport's website, including further details on opening times.

Business facilities

Business lounge

Why not check in to Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 Executive Lounge? For a fixed fee of 20€, you can enjoy up to three hours of complimentary drinks, snacks and free Wi-Fi, all within a tranquil and comfortable setting away from the airport crowds. The Executive Lounge also has a business centre providing computer access.

Pre-book your lounge entry on the Dublin Airport's website.

Meeting rooms

Dublin Airport has a Platinum Service which not only offers such things as private suites and a Chauffeur service to and from your aircraft, but also meeting room facilities. These meeting rooms can accommodate up to 26 people and are bookable on a daily basis. With an environment of complete discretion, these meeting rooms offer LCD Screens, Wi-Fi, laptops, conference rooms, flip charts and catering. The Platinum Service is available from 5.30am – 10pm. For more information or a quote, you can call the Platinum Service Reception: +353 1 814 4895 or alternatively contact them by email at platinumservices@dublinairport.com.

Getting online & staying connected

Dublin Airport offers unlimited Wi-Fi internet access to all passengers. Simply connect to Dublin Airport Free WiFi or eircom and a login page will appear.

If you do not have your own device, both terminals have a series of Internet kiosks located throughout the terminal. Many of these stations also have printing facilities. Before security, you will find internet kiosks in the Arrivals Hall, Departures Hall and on the Mezzanine. After security, internet kiosks can be found at Gates 101-121, 201-220 and 301-313. Internet access costs 11.5c a minute.

Special assistance

Dublin Airport is able to provide special assistance to those who require help along their journey throughout the airport. This is provided by One Complete Solution (OCS), the assistance service provider for the airport. To arrange your special assistance, simply inform your airline, travel agent or tour operator at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled day of departure. They will discuss any necessary requirements with you.

Upon arriving at Dublin Airport, head to a help point location to gain assistance or go to the OCS desk located on the First Floor in the Check-in Hall at both terminals. Alternatively, you can notify your airline staff when you check in that you have arranged special assistance and they will call an OCS representative

Help points within Terminal 1 are located in the following locations:

  • At the entrance doors in the Arrivals Hall, on the right hand wall
  • Entrance door 1 in the Departures Hall, on the right hand wall

For Reduced Mobility Assistance queries please contact:

  • OCS Main Office + 353 1 8145906 (8am - 4pm)
  • OCS Customer Service Duty Manager + 353 87 7602477 (24hrs)

Getting there

Dublin Airport can be accessed from the M50 and M1 motorways. If travelling on the M50, take the M1 exit and follow signs to Dublin Airport, Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. If travelling on the M1, take exit 2 and again, follow signs to Dublin Airport, Terminal 1 or Terminal 2.

To plan your route you can use the AA or RAC tools below:


Sat Navs

Use this postcode: COUNTY DUBLIN