With a short hop across the Irish Sea you can fly Manchester to Dublin in just an hour. There are many flights making this trip each day, meaning it is possible to tailor your outward and return journey specifically to your needs.
Dublin is a superb city that remains full of life all year round, whether you wish to take in the Christmas markets over the cooler festive period or enjoy the vibrant street culture in the summer months.
Dublin Airport is located just over six miles north of the city centre, and is linked only by road. There is no rail service between the airport and city, although there are bus services available to most train stations in the Dublin area. The Airlink service operates between the airport and Heuston and Connolly rail stations, in addition to the city centre.
There are plenty of other buses available for the city centre and surrounding areas, including Dublin Bus and Aircoach, which stops at most of the major hotels in the city. Those preferring to take a taxi can do so from the forecourts outside Terminals 1 and 2, where at both of which a dispatcher is based in order to assist with any queries.
Pre-booked car hire companies Thrifty, Enterprise and Sixt are located in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1. Avis, Budget, Dooley Car Rentals, Europcar and Hertz are all to be found in the same location, but are also based in the multi-storey car park of Terminal 2.