Parking services

Top parking FAQs

Each car park has a quota of pre-book spaces available and a limited number of drive-up car parks spaces available. However, these drive-up car parks spaces may not be available during busy travel periods, so please consider alternative modes of transport to get to the airport clicking here.

If you are person of reduced mobility, please click here for more advice.

There are several transport options available. You can travel directly to Dublin Airport by bus, by taxi, cycling and walking, or by car rental.

Click here for more information on alternative modes of transport to & from Dublin Airport.

Yes, if you have an existing upcoming booking it is still valid and there will be a space for you at your booked Car Park when you arrive.

If you need to use the short term car parks to drop off or collect, take a ticket on entry and you can pay on departure at the pay station.
  • The quickest option are our short term car parks, which are a short stroll from the Terminal building and check-in, in both Terminals 1 and 2.
  • The next best option is Express Red Car Park, which is on-campus, with 8,000 spaces and only a 5-minute shuttle bus trip away from the Terminal 1 and 2 buildings.
  • Please note that bus frequency and transfer times can be affected by external factors such as roadworks or traffic volumes on public roads around the airport, so always allow plenty of time, our recommendation is to allow 30 minutes if parking a car. 
  • Express Green Car Park
  • Express Red Car Park
  • Holiday Blue Car Park
  • Terminal 2 Long Term Surface Car Park
  • Express Red Car Park: Buses are scheduled to depart approximately every 10 minutes from the Express Red Car Park, and drop passengers to the Terminal 1 and 2 buildings. The typical transfer time is approximately 5 minutes and the bus service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that bus frequency and transfer times can be affected by external factors such as roadworks or traffic volumes on public roads around the airport, so always allow plenty of time,  our recommendation is to allow 30 minutes if parking a car.
  • Holiday Blue Car Park: Buses are scheduled to depart approximately every 15 minutes from the Holiday Blue Car Park, and drop passengers to the Terminal 1 and 2 buildings. The typical transfer time is approximately 15 minutes and the bus service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that bus frequency and transfer times can be affected by external factors such as roadworks or traffic volumes on public roads around the airport, so always allow plenty of time, our recommendation is to allow 30 minutes if parking a car.
  • Express Green Car Park: Buses are scheduled to depart approximately every 20 minutes from the Express Green Car Park, and drop passengers to the Terminal 1 and 2 buildings. The typical transfer time is approximately 5 minutes and the bus service operates 24 hours a day. Please note that bus frequency and transfer times can be affected by external factors such as roadworks or traffic volumes on public roads around the airport, so always allow plenty of time, our recommendation is to allow 30 minutes if parking a car.

The system will accept pre-bookings up to 4 hours prior to the expected time of arrival at the selected car park.

Please click here for the online rates.

If you park without pre-booking, the charges are as follows:    

  • All Short Term Car Parks: €3.00 for the first hour, €4.50 for every following hour  and a maximum charge of €40.00 a day  
  • All Long Term Car Parks: Express Red - €16.50 a day & Holiday Blue - €14 a day

Yes, customers can arrive up to 4 hours in advance of the selected entry time of their car park booking. The car parks entry barrier will recognise your vehicle and provide access to the designated car park up to four hours of your selected time.  

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Contact us

If you have any queries or require assistance, please email us on: parkingdublin@dublinairport.com

Refund queries

Should you wish to cancel your booking or any part thereof you should do so using the "Manage My Bookings" section here.

  • You will require your unique pre-booking reference number and the email address used to make your booking in order to access your booking.
  • daa must receive notice of your requested changes at least 4 hours before the stated start time and date of the parking period.
  • The card used to make the online booking will be automatically refunded.

Alternatively, you can contact us by email: parkingdublin@dublinairport.com

Car parks breakdown assistance

If you have a problem with your car at Dublin Airport, we have a team on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, who can fix a flat tyre or flat battery free of charge, or help you make arrangements for other assistance. Please contact the team from the car park by telephone on +353 1 944 4828.

Crystal Valet car valeting service

Crystal Valet provide a 24 hour premium car valeting service throughout all Dublin Airport Short-Term and Long-Term car parks.

For assistance please call +353 86 170 0150

Drop off locations can be found here.