Dublin has quite a few peak seasons for tourists, meaning cheap flights to Dublin are readily available. Generally during the summer and school holidays tend to be very crowded and the 17th of March is St Patrick’s Day. This is the day where everyone enjoys way too much alcohol to celebrate everything Irish and everything green. The weather isn’t renowned for blistering heat or for extreme cold either so don’t expect to work up much of a tan here. July and August are the busiest months of the year so during these months and around St Patrick’s Day you’ll struggle to find cheap flights to Dublin. May, June and September have pleasant weather but a lot less tourists so you will have a better chance of finding cheap flights to Dublin for this period.
From mid-November until the middle of March, not including Christmas and New Years, you’ll find the cheapest flights to Dublin but also notice that fewer restaurants and attractions are open. You can also find cheap flights from Spring time, and most of the seasonal hotels and restaurants begin to open and don’t close until November comes along so it’s a great time of year to experience Dublin and get great deals on accommodation too.
The best time of year for you to find the cheapest flights to Dublin is October/November time. You should book your flight tickets in advance if you’re planning to visit Dublin in the summer months or over Christmas. If you want to visit Dublin for St Patrick’s Day, make sure you book your flights as much in advance as possible, along with reserving hotels etc. Make sure to pay a visit to the Dublin Castle during your trip.
Flights from London (All airports) to Dublin – 1 hour 20 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Dublin – 1 hour 5 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin – 1 hour 10 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin – 1 hour
The two main airlines to travel with are Ryanair and Aer Lingus. Ryanair offers the cheapest flights Dublin, with Manchester or Liverpool airport the cheapest locations to fly from, with flights to Dublin as low as £18 at certain times of the year for a return trip. Ryanair typically overcharge on checked baggage during peak seasons but if get your flights to Dublin outside of the tourist season you’re sure to grab a bargain.
The airport is only 10km north of the city centre and there are a number of convenient travel options to get you there after your flight to Dublin. There are about 10 or so different bus companies you can travel with, all of which can take you to the city and the surrounding areas. You can download an app for either Android or Apple devices with a full timetable so you can schedule your arrival easier. You can also take a bus to the nearby train station and continue your travel from there. Another option is to take a taxi from directly outside the airport and go to your hotel easily. The average price per mile in a taxi is around £1.29, so it shouldn’t cost you much more than £8 for the trip.