Looking for cheap flights from Cardiff to Dublin? You’ll find plenty of flight options for a weekend escape to the Irish capital. Check out our guide for tips on everything from airport transfers to must-see sights.
Getting to Cardiff Airport
If you’re planning to travel from the centre of Cardiff to Cardiff Airport, the Express bus service is by far the speediest way to catch your cheap flights from Cardiff to Dublin. Buses run every 20 minutes in the summer months and every half hour in winter. The bus stop is situated directly outside the terminal.
The train is another reliable option – trains run hourly, with a journey time of around 45 minutes from Cardiff Central Station.
If driving, take the M4 exit at junction 33 and follow signs for Cardiff International Airport on the A4232. When you reach Culverhouse Cross, take the first exit and follow signposts for the airport.
Short-term car parks are located directly outside the terminal building. Long-term car parking can be accessed via a shuttle bus service. For the cheapest car parking rates, book online in advance.
Cardiff Airport Overview
Cardiff Airport is situated around 19 km to the west of Cardiff City Centre. At the airport you’ll find a good range of shops and cafes where you can while away your wait before your Cardiff to Dublin flights.
The flight duration for flights to Dublin from Cardiff is around 1 hour.
Dublin Airport Overview
There are two main terminals at the airport – Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 handles Ryanair flights and is where you’ll arrive on your cheap flight to Dublin from Cardiff. At the arrivals area you’ll discover a good selection of shops, cafes and restaurants where you can stop for a snack or purchase anything you’ve forgotten to bring with you for your onward journey.
Getting from Dublin Airport to Dublin
Dublin airport is located around 10km to the north of Dublin city centre, close to the town of Swords.
Public transport (buses) and private transfers (airport coaches and taxis) are best ways to get to the city centre from the airport.
The Irish capital is a young, vibrant city offering enough sights for a weekend break or a longer stay.
Croke Park, The Book of Kells, The Little Museum of Dublin and the recently refurbished National Gallery of Ireland are just a few of the must-sees we suggest you visit during your trip to Dublin.
You can’t visit Dublin without raising a pint of Guinness at a cosy pub. Opt for traditional Victorian pubs such as The Long Hall, The Stag’s Head or Kehoes for an authentically Dublin experience.
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Cardiff to Dublin Flights – Practical Information
Fly Cardiff to Dublin in spring and soak up the wonderful atmosphere that accompanies the 6 Nations Rugby season. Book early to ensure you secure cheap flights to Dublin from Cardiff.
For a great choice of accommodation in Dublin, including apartments, boutique hotels and well-known chains, check out Ryanair Rooms.
Planning to see more of Ireland? Dublin is an excellent base for a road-trip to Wicklow, Waterford or Wexford. Follow the ‘Ancient East’ route and explore some of Ireland’s most historic sights and attractions. Renting a car? You’ll find car rental desks located in the arrivals area of Dublin airport. If you’ve booked your car hire online with Ryanair Car Hire, don’t forget to take a copy of your confirmation email - you’ll need to present this to the agent at the car rental desk.