The airport experience can, at times, be overwhelming. Have I remembered my passport? Do I have all the right documents? Where do I go to catch my flight? Adding another stress like parking to your already busy checklist isn't going to do you any favours.
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There are 4,000 spaces at Dublin Airport's short stay car park, which is the closest car park to both terminals. You can be at check-in within six minutes by foot.
To make things even easier, there's also a fast track option that lets you breeze through security and straight to your departure gate.
With short stay parking you can either opt to park outdoors or in one of the multi-storey car parks (technically there are four short stay car parks).
While you're away, treat your car to a wash and a clean. No-H2O operates a car valeting service at the short stay car park, and at the Express Red long-term car park.
Services include waterless car washing, polishing and waxing.
Dublin Airport has three long stay car parks, serving both terminals. There are 18,600 spaces available, with a free 24-hour shuttle bus transferring you to your terminal.
The Express Red car park is the closest option with transfers taking just five minutes, while the Holiday Blue car park has some of the best prices on offer and takes 10 minutes.
The Express Green car park is only open from May to September and is located next to the Express Red car park.
Parking off airport grounds can save a few extra pounds and still get you to Dublin Airport in under 10 minutes.
Quick Park at Dublin Airport is only a five-minute shuttle bus ride from the airport terminals. All you have to do is drive to the barrier, collect your ticket and park your car.
Some nearby hotels also offer off-site parking, including Clayton Hotel. Seven minutes from the airport, the Clayton has two Tesla charge points and a charging point for other electric cars at its car park. It also runs a free transfer bus.
Premier Inn and Metro Hotel Dublin also offer parking. Transfers take between five and seven minutes.
All Dublin Airport car parks are within a few minutes' walk or a 10-minute shuttle bus from either terminal.
Terminals 1 and 2 have lots of options for grabbing a bite before your flight and you can squeeze in some pre-holiday shopping too.
Both terminals have lounge areas where you can relax with a newspaper and a complimentary drink.
Dublin Airport car parks are fully secured. They have safety features including CCTV, 24-hour security and regular patrols.
Start your holiday in style by spending the night before your flight at a hotel near to Dublin Airport. You'll begin your holiday feel well-rested.
The four-star Hilton Dublin Airport is a great spot to get a good night's sleep before you fly. You can dine on a delicious gastropub favourite at the Burnell Bar and Grill or get swimsuit-ready at the LivingWell Express gym. The hotel is a 10–15-minute drive to the airport.
The Clayton Hotel at Dublin Airport is even closer - transfers are just 7 minutes on the hotel's 24-hour shuttle bus. Before you head off on your holiday choose from a continental breakfast of fully-cooked feast.
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