Multiple daily flights to Dublin International Airport
At SAS, we want to make your trip to Dublin a breeze. Choose from a number of daily flights from seven departure locations throughout the US with a short layover in Copenhagen, Oslo or Stockholm.
Cheap flight tickets to Dublin from the US
Book early and use our low-price calendar to save big on your next flight to Dublin. Simply select which month you wish to fly. Ticket prices are shown on a daily or monthly basis – so you can find exactly the cheapest day to book. We update price and availability with each new search – price variations may occur when you proceed to booking.
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Seven departure locations throughout the United States
From east to west, north to south – and all that’s in between – we offer flights to Dublin from seven locations throughout the US. Each flight from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco or Washington D.C. has a short layover in Copenhagen, Oslo or Stockholm.
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Benefits of flying with SAS – what's always included
Let us make your trip as comfortable as possible. What’s always included when you fly with SAS from the US?
• 50 lb. of baggage with SAS Go
• 24-hour return policy
• Online check-in
• Seat selection 22 hours prior departure
• Music, movies and games on personalized screens
• Meal, snacks and beverages
• Newspapers in our App
• Child discount up to 90%
Download our App – here you can book your next flight to Dublin – or maybe one of our other hundreds of destinations – right from your smartphone or tablet.
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Child discounts of up to 90%
Dublin – and the surrounding countryside – is the perfect family vacation destination. When you and your children travel with SAS, we offer special discounts depending on your child’s age. Children under the age of 2 (0 to 23 months) can have a discount of up to 90% off the ticket price when they sit on their parent’s lap. Children aged 2 to 11 years can enjoy a discount of up to 25% with their own seat aboard the flight.
Join EuroBonus to get special offers and discounts
Earn points each time you fly with SAS by joining EuroBonus. It’s free to sign up and points can be redeemed for a number of discounts and special benefits. Here at SAS, we decided to go one step further. In addition to earning points from flights, members can also accumulate points on hotel stays, car rentals and even daily purchases. The more you fly, the more benefits you receive – redeem your points at either SAS or one of our many partners.
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Upgrade your flight to relax and unwind in one of our lounges
Make your trip even more comfortable. Upgrade the flight ticket for exclusive access to our premium lounges. Inside, passengers can enjoy a free buffet and refreshments such as coffee, tea, wine and beer. Additionally, if you’re on a business trip, there are quiet spaces to work or take a restful nap before the flight. EuroBonus members can also redeem points to upgrade.
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Dublin International Airport – Dublin
Dublin International Airport is conveniently located just six miles from Dublin city center. Inside the airport, shoppers can choose from more than one hundred Irish and international brands. Additionally, in both Terminal 1 and 2, there are a number of cafes and restaurants, offering a variety of dishes – from a quick snack to a full Irish breakfast. If you’ve got any inquiries, stop by the visitors’ information desk or simply connect to the Dublin Airport WiFi network. It’s not only free and unlimited, but is the fastest of any airport in Europe.
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Transportation to and from Dublin Airport
Travelers can easily move to and from Dublin International Airport by car, bus or taxi. There are many bus routes available, depending on your end destination. Three of the most popular include: the express public coach (Airlink), the express private coach (Aircoach) and the public bus (Dublin Bus). In addition, you can also find taxis directly outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
Car rental at Dublin International Airport
Any trip to Dublin wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Irish countryside. Rent a car from the airport to travel throughout Dublin and beyond quickly and easily. Car rental services are located in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 with a wide variety of providers.
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Transportation within Dublin
Dublin has a well-developed comprehensive transport system, giving passengers options for traveling around the city. The Dublin Bus has an extensive network throughout urban area and the surrounding county. Hop on the LUAS, Dublin’s light rail system, which moves easy and conveniently to different points throughout the city. In nice weather, visitors can utilize the public bicycle network with more than 1 500 bikes across 101 stations, called Dublinbikes, or catch the coastal line train, the DART, which stops at the seaside towns for a pleasant day trip. As well, there’s always the option to catch a taxi or hire a car service to travel within Dublin.
The Leap Card
For those taking multiple trips, the Leap Card will offer discounts on the standard fare and can be used across all of the public rail and bus networks. If you’re just visiting, the city offers a Leap Visitor Card for purchase at the airport.
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Dublin – a big city with small town charm
The Irish capital is often the first stop for international visitors to the Emerald Isle. There are more than 1.7 million people living in and around Dublin – about one-third of the entire population of Ireland – yet it still retains a quiet and cozy familiarity to make visitors feel that they are right at home, and the people are notoriously friendly. The architecture is eclectic, elegant homes merge into modern designs with ease, and the international art and cultural scene is thriving. There are a number of great restaurants, shopping centers, museums, galleries, attractions and historic buildings to check out. And, oh yeah, you may want to stop in for a pint of Guinness at the local pub, too – there are more than 1000 in Dublin alone.
History of Dublin
Though Ireland was inhabited as early as 7 000 BC, the history of Dublin began in the 8th and 9th century when the Vikings first invaded the area. As well as pillagers, the Vikings were tradesman and craftsmen. They built settlements, including Dublin, and many married with the Irish and integrated with the culture. At this time, Christianity was also flourishing in Ireland – it was spread around the 4th century AD – and a popular art in monasteries was to create decorative books known as “illuminated manuscripts”. The most famous of these – the Book of Kells – is still available to see today.
In the 10th and 11th century, Dublin thrived as the Viking world’s largest city, trading with a wide variety of nations and merchants. However, in the 12th century, the English began their invasion of Ireland and gained control of Dublin. From this time until the 18th century, there were a series of rebellions by the Irish against the English, which were met with varying degrees of harsh control depending on the leader at the time – especially through the seizing of Irish land and possessions. By the 19th century, the Irish has gotten wind of the French and American Revolutions and beginnings of rebellion were in the air.
The Irish potato famine
Potatoes were a staple of the Irish diet. In 1845,1846 and 1847 a potato blight hit Ireland making the harvest inedible throughout the nation. People were starving to death, and between 1845 and 1851 two million people died or were forced to leave Ireland, with many going to the US. This is one of the reasons there are large Irish populations in areas of the US, especially Boston and New York. In addition, the British government failed to sufficiently support the Irish during the famine, further fueling the fire for revolution.
The Easter rising and the war for Irish independence
One of the most pivotal events of Irish history took place on April 24, 1916. Two groups of armed rebels – the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Citizen Army – took control of two strategic locations in Dublin. Outside of the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin’s city center, Padraig Pearse, the leader of the Irish Volunteers, decreed the Irish Republic independent of Britain. The British retaliated and the fighting lasted until April 30th, when the rebels surrendered. Though many Irish were opposed to the Rising, the execution of some of the leaders and members of the Irish rebel movement by the British changed the majority of public opinion.
Between 1919 and 1921, the army of the newly declared Irish Republic waged a guerilla war on British forces. After two years, a peace treaty was signed, granting Ireland independence. Civil war ensued following independence between pro and anti treaty sides, ending in 1923, when a period of political stability commenced. In 1937, the Constitution re-established the state as the Republic of Ireland, as it remains today.
The Celtic tiger economic boom
Though Ireland joined the European Economic Community in 1973, it was still a relatively poor country by European standards, with high poverty, unemployment, inflation and low growth up until the 1990s. From the 1990s to the mid 2000s, Ireland experienced an economic boom – nicknamed the Celtic Tiger – shifting it from one of the poorest in Western Europe to one of the richest. Urban growth and development has not only attracted many Irish back home, but also a large number of expats to Dublin itself. This has led to a massive multicultural growth within the city, something that is still reflected in Dublin today. Though hit hard by the recession in 2009 to 2009, Ireland is slowly showing signs of recovery.
Sights and attractions in Dublin
Full of history – and still being made today – Dublin has many sights and attractions to offer visitors. One of the best ways to explore the Irish capital is on foot. Spend your day wandering through the quaint Georgian streets, pop into a number of local museums or galleries, stroll through St. Steven’s Green, see the Book of Kells at Trinity College, visit the Dublin Castle and finish the day off with a pint from one of the many pubs in Temple Bar. Just make sure to pack a good pair of shoes and an umbrella – rainy days are a commonplace in Dublin.
Ireland’s oldest university – founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592 – is the perfect first stop on a trip to Dublin. Most buildings date from the 18th and 19th century, and the original Georgian architecture of the 40-acre campus is immaculately preserved. Inside you will find a number of permanent exhibitions such as the Book of Kells, the Books of Durrow and Armagh, and the ancient Irish harp. A particular highlight for any book lover is a visit the 18th-century Long Room, which contains more than 200 000 of the college’s oldest books.
The Guiness Storehouse
Learn all about Ireland’s most famous beer right where the story began. Sir Arthur Guinness founded the brewery way back in 1759, and it’s been growing ever since – producing 2.5 million pints of stout each day. The self-guided tour takes place on seven floors – beginning on the ground and moving up – with each floor focusing on a different aspect of the Guinness story, including the Guinness Academy where you can learn how to pour the perfect pint. At the very top, there’s the Gravity Bar, where visitors are offered a free pint of Guinness and a spectacular view of Dublin. In addition, there’s a separate bar, restaurant and retail shop.
Shopping in Dublin
Looking to pick up a few new things on your trip to Dublin? Look no further than Grafton Street. Here, you’ll find a number of mainstream fashion retailers including the city’s most famous department store, Brown Thomas. For more local products, veer off of Grafton onto one of the many smaller side streets such as Duke, Dawson, Nassau, and Wicklow. These streets are packed with small, independent shops selling books, jewelry, crafts, gifts, clothing and much more. And if you’re looking for a little background music, Grafton is a hotspot for local street performers wishing to share their sounds with anyone who passes by.
Though mainstream retail may have firmly cemented itself into Dublin, the traditional shopping method was always at the local market. The Moor Street Market, for example, is open every weekday and a great place to go for fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and bread. The Temple Bar Food Market is open every Saturday, selling more gourmet items such as farmhouse cheeses, homemade breads, jams and chutneys. For the book lover, don’t miss out on Temple Bar Book Market, with thousands of books sold at low prices. For those looking for some local fashion, the Designer Mart at Cow’s Lane is the perfect Saturday afternoon activity. Here, local designers sell their products at much lower prices than you would find at the boutique.
Art and culture in Dublin
Dublin is the capital of Irish art and culture. Perhaps more famous for producing literary greats such as Oscar Wilde or George Bernhard Shaw, Dublin is also full of a number of world-class museums, galleries, cinemas, operas, theatres and traditional festivals. Story and folklore are an integral part of Irish culture, and traditional Irish music has had a great influence on many other genres. In addition, the massive influx of immigrants in the late 1990s and early 2000s has had a great impact on the culture, each bringing with them their own unique customs and traditions.
Dublin: a Unesco city of literature
Dublin was the place that gave the world literary masters such as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Jonathan Swift, Seamus Justin Heaney, and, the creator of Dracula himself, Bram Stoker. Four of these (Yeats, Beckett, Shaw and Heaney) are Nobel Prize winners. Today, you can visit museums dedicated to their honor and explore Dublin’s still thriving literary scene.
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Dining and nightlife in Dublin
Dublin has undergone a “food revolution” in the past few decades. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, eateries and cafes offering anything from traditional Irish fare to Kimchi in the heart of the city’s “Chinatown”. Though prices are generally considered high compared to European standards, more budget friendly dining options have been springing up following the economic recession.
The Irish nightlife – particularly the pubs – is a must-do on a visit to Dublin. Head to a local bar, grab a pint and enjoy some live music. Especially popular is the area known as Temple Bar, located in the heart of the city, attracting a mixed bag of tourists and locals alike. If you’re not into the pub scene, Dublin offers other nightlife alternatives from sleek modern bars, to underground alternative spots, to nightclubs blasting out international beats.
Traditional Irish food in Dublin
Many Irish say that it’s hard to find the home cooked comfort foods like Irish stew, soda bread, and shepherd's pie in the cosmopolitan capital city. But despite the influx of international, innovative and gourmet restaurants, you can definitely still find traditional dishes if you look hard enough. Many of the city’s pubs still serve the tasty, fuss-free foods that are associated with Irish cuisine – at a much lower price than you’ll find in the fancy restaurants. In addition to the dishes we already listed here, don’t miss out on fish and chips, colcannon (cabbage, kale and potatoes) or Guinness lamb (or beef) stew. Also make sure to try some fresh seafood as well. With thousands of miles of coastline, there is no shortage of delicious wild Atlantic salmon, scallops, lobsters, prawns, swordfish, sole and oysters.
Just south of the Liffey River in central Dublin is Temple Bar, one of the oldest sections of the city and a widely popular nightlife hotspot. It’s developed a reputation as a bachelor(-ette) party destination, but there are still plenty of places to grab a drink without becoming part of the rowdy party. Here you can find microbreweries such as The Porterhouse for locally brewed beers or head to The Temple Bar, boasting more than 450 types of whiskey. If you’re looking for something a bit more upscale, the Vintage Cocktail Bar is mysterious, alluring, and serves up some pretty delicious high-end drinks.
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