Compare Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Dublin, Ireland
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Compare Cheap Melbourne to Dublin Flights
Travel along Kelly green landscapes as you dive deep into history, culture and tradition on your next holiday in Dublin. Toast to your good fortune at booking a cheap airfare from Melbourne to Dublin with a pint of inky-black Guiness at a local corner pub, immediately begin unearthing the city’s heritage by taking in the collection of historical sites, or immerse yourself in the renowned art and literature within the Chester Beatty Library. If you’re a romantic at heart, enjoy an evening of fine dining and cosying up with a horse and buggy ride. No matter if you’re planning a family holiday, couple’s retreat, or a trip with friends, look for cheap return flights from Melbourne to Dublin on Webjet.
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Best time to visit Dublin
The best time to visit Dublin
To experience the best of Dublin’s colours and weather, head to the Irish capital during the spring. From March through May, you can explore Dublin with fewer crowds to contend with. If you’re planning a trip from MEL to DUB in the summer months of June through August, expect to pay a bit more for airfare and accommodation. The lush green landscapes combined with excellent festivals and temperate weather draw large crowds. Temperatures can drop to nearly 4°C (40°F) in the autumn months of September through November. Pack a jacket if you want to take part in the art and theatre festivals across the city. Winter temperatures often drop to -1°C (30°F). With the prevalent rainfall and snow, Dublin can be quite brisk between December through February. But don’t let the winter blues drive you away. Travelling in winter is the best time to score cheap airfares from Melbourne to Dublin. Just be sure to pack plenty of layers and a heavy winter coat.
Departing From Melbourne
Flights from Melbourne to Dublin depart from Melbourne Airport’s (MEL) Terminals 1 or 2. Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus, Qantas, Emirates Airlines, Qatar and Etihad all offer cheap flights to Dublin departing from Melbourne daily. The 26- to 30-hour flight includes at least one stopover in Dubai (DXB), Abu Dhabi (AUH) or Doha (DOH).
Getting to Melbourne Airport
Melbourne has three public airport transfer options to get you from the CBD to Tullamarine Airport (MEL). For $19 AUD, you can use the SkyBus transfer from the bus terminal at Southern Cross Station and arrive at the airport in approximately 20 minutes. The SkyBus also offers services departing from Southbank, the Mornington Peninsula, some regional suburbs, and the Werribee area. If you’re in a rush, you can grab a taxi to the airport for around $55 AUD.
Parking at Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport has many parking options for both short and long-term stays. If you plan on storing your car at the airport while you’re away in Dublin, you’ll have one of three long-term parking options.
Where to Park at Melbourne Airport
Valet Parking: Includes an easy pull-up service with fast access to the terminals, 24 hours a day. You don’t need to pre-book your valet parking; simply drive to level 2 on the Terminal 1 end of the car park, drop off your keys, and head to your terminal. If you’re flying from MEL to DUB with Virgin Australia, you can enjoy a private valet entrance located at the Terminal 3 end of level 2.
Premium Parking: The Premium Car Park is conveniently located for easy access to all terminals within Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.
Long Term: This car park is best for nabbing added savings before you begin your trip to Dublin. With shuttles running every 10 minutes to the terminals, you can easily pull in to your pre-booked slot and begin your holiday. Entrances to the Long Term car park can be found on Terminal Drive or Airport Drive near Terminal 4.
Arriving in Dublin
Dublin Airport (DUB) is the main international airport servicing the Irish capital city. It is connected with more than 34 airlines and to 180 destinations. Travellers flying from Melbourne to Dublin do not need a visa to enter Ireland (unless it is a working holiday) but may be required to go through the immigration process upon landing.
How to Get from Dublin Airport to Your Dublin Hotel or Accommodation
Dublin Airport has no train link, but it is well-serviced by a network of public buses. The Airlink 747 is a public coach that runs from Dublin Airport to O’Connell Station in the CBD. The 40-minute journey will cost €6 ($10 AUD). The cheapest transfer option from DUB is via the number 41 public bus. These yellow double-decker buses leave the arrivals terminal every 30 minutes. A one-way fare to the city centre will cost €3.30 ($5.20 AUD). If you want to grab a taxi to the CBD, make arrangements at the taxi rank located outside the T1 terminal. A one-way fare costs about €25 EUR ($40 AUD).
Things to do
Things to do in Dublin
Dublin is one of the most walkable cities in Europe. During your stay, take advantage of the sites and historical elements that have shaped Dublin’s culture for centuries. St Patrick’s Cathedral is said to be the site of mass baptisms by St. Patrick himself more than 600 years ago. Take a stroll through the revered cathedral and snap a photo of the intricately carved gothic towers as well as the vaulted ceilings. For even more history, head to Dublin Castle. This former Viking fortress was built in 930 AD and is now home to the Chester Beatty Library. Looking for the dark tales? The Kilmainham Gaol was formerly used to house Irish revolutionaries and now operates as a museum. It was also used as a filming location for The Tudors, and guided tours are also available. Those that prefer more indulgent pursuits can get their shopping fix on Grafton Street. You can find anything from premiere brands to quirky rarities in this packed stretch of city street. For more refined shopping, head to Powerscourt Centre where you can enjoy street performers and local fare while you shop.