All you need to know about travelling to Dublin and its glorious Georgian architecture.
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But this city also embraces the diversity of its current population. This combination of history and modern multiculturalism, sprinkled with some Irish craic, makes for an irresistible city break destination.
Flying to Dublin
Unlike the Guinness settling in your pint glass, Dublin moves fast. A vibrant capital with exciting local business at its heart, the city continues to export in-demand Irish specialities and cement its ties with Europe, yet with a short hop over the Irish Sea, flights from London City Airport to Dublin keep the two capitals closely linked. Yes, whiskey and beer are big business here, but so are the arts and tourism, and millions of visitors descend on this beautiful city to enjoy the local craic.
Flying from London City Airport to Dublin: Q&A
Flying from London to Dublin is quick and convenient. To make it even easier, we've rounded up the answers to the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to Dublin.
How long is the flight from London to Dublin?
Flying direct from London to Dublin Airport takes just under 90 minutes. When you arrive, the airport is eight miles (13km) from the city. A taxi ride to the centre will cost around €16–€26, and you can expect to get plenty of local knowledge on the way.
How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Dublin?
There can be more than 10 flights to Dublin from London City Airport each day, from very early in the morning to late at night. On Saturdays, two morning flights will get you into town for the early afternoon, and Sunday has flights from early evening onwards, to give you time to get a good night’s rest before starting the week in the Irish capital. Check the LCY–Dublin timetable for the most up-to-date flight information before you book your flight.
What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Dublin?
CityJet and Aer Lingus are the airlines that operate direct flights between London City Airport and Dublin. Other airlines operate on this route too, but they include stopovers in other major European airports, so you're unlikely to choose these over a more convenient direct flight. All flights on this route are economy, but you can book into lounges at both Dublin Airport and LCY. Find out about lounges at London City Airport.
Practical information about flying from London to Dublin
Although technically UK citizens do not need a passport to travel to Dublin from London, you should take your passport anyway; you will need some form of photographic identification. Irish immigration officers check the ID of all passengers arriving by air from the UK and may ask for proof of nationality. The easiest way to satisfy this is with your passport, so make sure it's valid and take it with you.
What to expect in Dublin
Dublin is packed with cultural heritage and buzzing with nightlife. Whether you choose to revel in the party heart of the city on the south bank of the River Liffey, or you want to stroll through the grounds of Trinity College, you'll find several different faces to the city. Visit the natural history museum and drink stout by a roaring fire, or be different and seek out local craft beers and whiskies. Travel west into the countryside. Be inspired by the streets James Joyce once walked on, and realise that Dublin really is like nowhere else in the world.