Dublin, the capital of Ireland is located on a bay on the east coast, at the mouth of River Liffey. With rolling green hills, friendly locals, Irish music and unique shopping, there's a vast array of things to do. Discover the restaurants and pub scene, ancient churches, fantastic museums, beautiful Georgian houses and wander the cobbled stone streets of the beautiful Trinity College. Be sure to see live music at Whelan’s, visit the National Museum, stroll along the Grand Canal and grab a picnic blanket to relax in leady Phoenix Park. It's a charming city with plenty to see.
Flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Dublin (DUB)
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Visiting from Christchurch to Dublin
When to visit
The best time to visit Dublin is in summer, May to July with temperatures ranging from 17°C to 20°C. The sun doesn’t set till almost 10pm, so you have plenty of time to experience all that Dublin offers. Autumn is also a lovely time to visit (August to October) where temperatures range from 14°C to 17°C, though it can be windy. Winters are cold ranging from 7°C to 10 °C, making it a great time to enjoy the many restaurants and pubs.
What is the main airport called?
Dublin Airport (DUB).Opens external site in a new window It is an international airport serving Dublin, Ireland. The airport is located in Collinstown, 10 km north of Dublin city, and 3 km south of the town of Swords.
Arriving in Dublin
The helpful staff at Dublin Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Dublin from Dublin Airport
There are several modes of transport options available at Dublin Airport, making travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from bus, taxi, private chauffeur or car rental. By bus, take the Dublin Express bus or Aircoach for a safe transfer to the city centre within 40 minutes. They operate from both terminals. Taxi is the quickest way to get to the city, with the taxi ranks located at terminal 1. The journey time is approximately 30 minutes. Alternatively, you may wish to request an Uber through the app. If you prefer a private way to travel, you can book a chauffeur to take you to your destination. Car rental is available at Dublin airport, with major providers to choose from depending on your needs. This is a great way to explore more of Ireland.
Getting around Dublin
Getting around Dublin is easy, with plenty of transport options to suit your needs. Jump on the coastal train, the DART, to discover the beautiful towns and villages dotted along the coast or use the extensive public bus network to travel the city and suburbs. There's the Luas tram system to get you out to the suburbs too as well as bicycle hire throughout the city. If you are in Dublin for a few days then the best value across bus and rail options is to buy the Leap Visitor Card. Dublin has many bus routes, making it simple to get around the city centre or you can travel around on the hop-on hop-off city tour buses. DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) train system is a fast and frequent way of travelling in the city. The DART hugs the Irish Sea coast for much of its journey, making it a scenic way to travel. Luas is Dublin’s light-rail transit service and the tram is a lovely way to travel and stops at some of Dublins best sights. Taxis are plentiful and can be found at numerous ranks across the city or called for pickups, or you may wish to request an Uber through the app. Dublin is a bike friendly city with many cycle lanes and tours to join, and a bike hire scheme available to hire a bike and explore the city. Car hire is widely available and it's best to pre-book a car.
Fly from Christchurch
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Christchurch, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Christchurch Airport (CHC).Opens external site in a new window The airport is located about 12 kilometres north west of the city centre, it’s the main airport that serves Christchurch. There are shops, WiFi and charging services, ATM's and airline lounges available at the airport.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Christchurch are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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