A small capital with a huge reputation, Dublin is peppered with classic pubs, historic buildings and a vibrant culture.
Departing from Birmingham Airport
As Britain’s second city, Birmingham is a great place to fly from. Fully equipped with all the facilities you would expect to find in an international airport, it caters to every traveller’s needs.
Travelling to Birmingham is easy, whether you want to arrive by car, bus or train. If you’re travelling by public transport, you will find bus services running directly to the airport or to Birmingham International Airport train station.
Drivers will find a choice of seven car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via the free shuttle bus. Book a car park space online in advance and get up to 70% off.
Once you pass seamlessly through security and into our single terminal, you’ll find a great selection of places to shop, eat, and relax before your flight.
Many people like to kick-start their holiday with a sit-down meal at the airport before their flight. There’s plenty of coffee shops and grab and go options too.
We also have lots of shops for you to browse while you wait to board your flight. Get all your last-minute holiday essentials from Boots, plane entertainment from WHSmith and great savings from World Duty Free and Sunglass Hut. We’ve got shops to suit every taste and every need.
To find out about our other services, head to our terminal facilities page.
Average temperature in Dublin
Arriving at Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport is located approximately 10km north of Dublin city centre. The airport has two terminals, both with taxi ranks available right outside for your convenience. If you’d prefer to take public transport, there’s a huge area for buses located between Terminal 1 and 2. The airport is serviced by over 700 buses each day, so whether you’re wanting to travel to the city centre or farther afield, you’re likely to find a bus that can take you there.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Dublin
Dublin is a lively, multi-cultural city. It’s as diverse as a capital city should be but as friendly as your local Irish pub. With its collection of tourist attractions, excellent social scene and surrounding natural beauty, Ireland’s capital city has a lot to offer.
Dublin is Ireland’s literary epicentre, recognized as a UNESCO City of Literature. Literary lovers should visit the Dublin Writers Museum, take the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl and wander through Trinity College’s Old Library. Sports fans can tour the massive Croke Park Stadium, home of the Gaelic games and many international sporting events
Most people in Dublin speak English but you will find street signs and official buildings signposted in both English and Gaelic (the indigenous Irish language). Despite this, it’s unlikely you will hear Gaelic spoken among the locals around town.
Ireland has a mild, temperate climate and, although it’s rainy at times, you can visit at any time of the year. Best, perhaps, are the months March to May and September to November, as the weather isn't as cold as during the winter months.
Culture in Dublin
Renowned for its rich literary tradition and unique musical heritage, Dublin lives and breathes culture. Free museums, glorious green parks, beautiful old buildings and lively nights out – you’ll have great ‘craic’ if you visit Dublin.