Citylinks top 5 tips for stress free Airport Travel

Travelling to Dublin Airport can often prove an anxious journey. Allow us here at Citylink to take care of the main guidelines you need to remember before embarking on your journey to Dublin Airport.

1. Give yourself enough time

Always allow yourself extra time when travelling to Dublin Airport, this cannot be said enough. It is impossible to predict what may come in your way or what the weather may be like, therefore allowing that extra time gives you that peace of mind. As a rule of thumb we advise 3 hours for transatlantic flights & 2 hours for all flights in Europe. That is to allow 3 hours for Terminal 2 and 2 hours for Terminal 1.

For your convenience, we have attached timetables of Galway-Dublin Airport & Limerick City-Dublin Airport.

2. Fast Track

Enjoy priority security with Dublin Airports dedicated Fast Track lane. Fast Track minimises any waiting time and gets you through Security in less than 10 minutes and also it gets you 10% off on Airport shopping. So if you’re tight on time or simply want more time to shop, grab a bite to eat or relax before your flight, our Fast Track service allows you make the best use of your airport travel time.

Fast Track access is priced between €5.99 – €7.99 and is dependent on date and time of travel. This may be worth your while especially if you plan to make a purchase in Duty Free.

3. Passports/Visas

How often do you get the reminder-Do not forget your passport! This happens far more often than you think on our Eireagle and Citylink Airport services. Keeping a print and digital copy of your passport for further travel just incase.

 

4. Essential luggage tips

Don’t forget to pack an adapter, battery charger, first aid kit, phrase book, insect repellent and suntan lotion if appropriate for your destination. If there is anything you’ve forgotten to include, don’t worry, you’ll find most travel essentials on sale at one of many airport shops.

5. Check-in

There are two ways to check in. You can check in online 24 hours ahead of time and go directly through security or you can check in manually at the airport at a self-service check-in kiosk or the old fashioned face to face check in option. Always check on your luggage allowance which can vary airline to airline.

Conclusion

We hope the following tips can act as a guide to helping you plan your trip away with as much ease as possible. If you have any additional queries in relation to any of our Airport services, do not hesitate to get in contact with our Citylink team. We also have a FAQ section to answer any questions you may have.

The top 6 hostels in Galway City

One of the main topics for consideration when going on a weekend away is where you can get some rest without having to break the bank.

Ideally, somewhere that can save you a few bob, not too far away from the best pubs and clubs & all the best tourist attractions, Galway has to offer.

Well, look no further as we compile a list of marquee hostels in Galway for our Citylink customers.

Snoozles

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Snoozles is located right beside the city coach station in Galway’s City Centre in a safe, semi-residential area, yet only seconds walk from Eyre Square.
The city coach station is on our doorstep, serving Citylink customers to & from Galway Centre.

Snoozles is a brand new, spacious purpose built hostel with over 122 beds. All rooms are of high standard boasting modern hostel facilities & ensuites. Why not relax in our common room and avail of TV, DVD Player, Internet Kiosks, Book Library, have a game of pool or simply relax after an eventful day exploring Galway. Snoozles customers love it so much some have become permanent residents for the academic year. Snoozles is a hub of activity on the weekends

Snoozles gets the Citylink seal of approval for all your Galway City Centre Hostel needs

Kinlay Hostel

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Located on the corner of Eyre Square in Galway City, the multi-award-winning Kinlay Hostel is 1 minutes’ walk from both the coach and train stations.

This hostel is described as ‘Top Choice’ in the current edition of the Lonely Planet’s guide.

Kinlay Hostel boasts a mix of private rooms and dormitories. Guest facilities include a common room with a pool table and TV, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a dining room. A free breakfast and high-speed WiFi, as well as free computer usage, free luggage storage, free printing and free city maps, are all provided to guests.

Located on the corner of Eyre Square in Galway City, the multi award-winning Kinlay Hostel is 1 minutes’ walk from both the coach and train stations.

This hostel is described as ‘Top Choice’ in the current edition of the Lonely Planet’s guide (but more importantly has made it onto the Citylink Top 10!).

Kinlay Hostel boasts a mix of private rooms and dormitories. Guest facilities include a common room with a pool table and TV, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, and a dining room. A free breakfast and high-speed WiFi, as well as free computer usage, free luggage storage, free printing and free city maps, re all provided to guests.

Barnacles

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Barnacles is located on the pedestrianised Quay Street in the centre of Galway and offers free Wi-Fi, free tour booking, and free linen amid Galway’s shops, cafes and bars.

Barnacles Quay Street House has friendly, helpful staff and excellent hostel facilities. There are clean rooms, a TV lounge, a kitchen, laundry service and Wi-Fi access.

Guests can make use of free maps, as well as regular organised events, music, and film nights. The hostel is a 5-minute walk from the train and bus station where Citylink coaches depart.

This is our guests’ favorite part of Galway & has one of the best-rated locations in Galway!

Sleepzone

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Friendly, clean, safe and central with great facilities – and always great value for money.

Light breakfast included along with free internet and Wi-Fi enabled rooms and free tea and coffee all day.

Sleepzone offers free internet (with several terminals) and free Wi-Fi plus international power sockets for those with their own laptops. Sleepzone is just 100 metres from Eyre Square and three minutes’ walk from the coach station where our Citylink coaches depart.

 

Woodquay Hostel

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This is a family run hostel with spacious ensuite rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and common room for the use of all guests.

We pride ourselves on our hospitality and hope to make all our guests feel welcome. Our hostel has recently been refurbished and offers you all the comforts and conveniences of a home away from home.

Woodquay is located within a 5-minute walk from where Citylink drops you off.

We are close enough to be able to walk throughout the city but located on a quiet street so you are sure to get a good nights sleep.

The Galway City Hostel

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Galway City Hostel is one of Galway’s best hostels conveniently located 2 minutes from the Coach Station. Galway City Hostel has a bright modern look with top-class facilities. The Galway Hostels facilities boast free Breakfast each morning, universal plugs, Free Wi-Fi, secure storage in each room, a fully equipped kitchen, a common room and free use of an I-mac with free printing. The Galway City Hostel was awarded the Best Hostel in Ireland award in 2017 by Hostelworld International.

 

If you are looking for festive activities then check out our Top 5 things to do in Galway for Christmas.