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The check-in desks in Terminal 1 are located on the first floor of the building - the Departures Hall.

The check-in desks in Terminal 2 are located on the ground floor of the building.

To save time, have your tickets and passport ready, and ensure your hand luggage contains only the items you may need during your journey.  Ensure that carry on luggage does not contain any liquids, gels or pastes that exceed 100ml.

Our map of the departures floor provides more detail.

Check-in times

As a general guide,

  • daa would advise passengers to arrive at check-in at least 90 minutes prior to their flight departure (irrespective of checking-in online or at the check-in desk) and to factor in a further 30 minutes if parking a car.
  • Long-haul flights check-in can open up to three hours prior to scheduled departure.
  • European flights check-in can open up to two hours prior to scheduled departure.
  • Ireland Domestic and UK flights check-in can open 90 minutes to two hours prior to scheduled departure.

Self-Service and OnLine Check-in

Self-service check-in kiosks are available to passengers departing from the Airport travelling with certain airlines. A number of scheduled airlines offer self service check-in and Internet check-in technologies in order to facilitate their passengers with early check-in, seat selection and issue of boarding passes. Airline staff should be on hand if you require any assistance with the self service kiosks.

**Please Note** Online check-in passengers must proceed through security screening areas as normal. Fast Track is only available with online check-in if purchased with Dublin Airport Travel Services at Please allow plenty of time to proceed through security screening.

Please refer to the flight information screens located after security screening throughout the shopping and boarding areas. These screens list flight departures for your destination, boarding time and gate number. Boarding begins approximately 45 minutes before departure.

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