Our tips for a smooth trip through Dublin Airport

We know that travel continues to be challenging for some of our customers this summer. To help you get through Dublin Airport as efficiently as possible, follow our tips here. We look forward to welcoming you on board. 

Arrival Times:

European Travel: We urge customers to arrive 2.5 hours before your flight.

Transatlantic Travel: We urge customers to arrive 3.5 hours before your flight.

At Home:
You can check in online or on our app before travelling to the airport. Online check in opens 48 hours before flights within Europe and 24 hours before transatlantic flights.

Bag Drop:
Customers with bags who have already checked in and have their boarding pass should immediately make their way to one of our 38 Express Bag-Drop kiosks, and avoid the check-in queue.

‘Evening Before’ check in:
If you are flying from Dublin between 05:30 and 08:00 in the morning, you can check in at one of the Express Bag-Drop kiosks and drop bags the evening before between 16:00 and 19:45. Find out more

Be prepared for security screening:
Prepare carry-on baggage for screening. Separate out liquids, gels, and pastes into one single, clear one-litre plastic bag with each container no bigger than 100ml. Remove electronic devices from hand baggage and place in the tray, along with shoes, jackets, coins, and jewellery.

Arrive at the boarding gate on time:
After passing through security, you should keep a close eye on the departures screens in order to find out your boarding gate and check the status of your flight to ensure you arrive at your boarding gate in good time.

Travelling to USA or Portugal:
When travelling to the US or Portugal, you are required to upload the necessary travel documentation to VeriFLY, the travel pass app, and complete all the tasks before you can check in online or use the bag drop kiosks.