Can I sleep at Dublin airport? The best hotel deals if you have to stay the night

Before Covid-19 arrived, sleeping at Dublin Airport was far more acceptable than it is these days.

A number of safety measures have been introduced, including the removal of seats so that social distancing can be maintained at all times.

Staff and security had generally been tolerant of people catching some much-needed sleep before their flight.

But with the Covid-19 regulations now in force, it is unlikely that this will still be the case.

Fortunately, within 7-10 minutes of the airport are five hotels, four of which offer a free shuttle service from Dublin Airport to their location.

The five hotels are the Maldron Hotel, the Radisson Blu Hotel, the Carlton Hotel, the Premier Inn and the Holiday Inn Express.

The Maldron Hotel

It is just a three minute walk from both terminals with a free 24 hour shuttle service from the airport to the hotel.

The pick up area at T1 is area 8 while at T2 all you have to do is walk to the right at the exit doors.

A night at The Maldron is currently available for €136 on, and FindHotel.

Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport

The Raddison Blu at Dublin Airport is a 5 minute walk from both terminals and offers a free shuttle service every 15 minutes between midnight and 5am.

If you need to come to the hotel outside of these hours, call (01) 844 6000 for pick up. Pick up locations are the same as The Maldron.

FindHotel offers a night at the Radisson for €117.

Carlton Hotel

The Carlton is four minutes from the airport and offers free airport shuttle service from the hotel to the airport on the hour and half hour.

From the airport to the hotel, the shuttle runs “every quarter of an hour and every quarter of an hour, 24 hours a day, except from 1 am to 4 am, during which time you can call the hotel for a pick-up,” according to sleepairports. report.

Passengers from both terminals should proceed to Area 16 for shuttle pickup. offers a room at the Carlton Hotel for €189 per night.

Premier Inns

The Premier Inn is 4 minutes from the airport with a shuttle available in zone 16 which costs €2 per person each way.

It runs every 30 minutes between 4:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport between 4:15 a.m. and 10:45 p.m.

Premier Inn rooms are available from €124 on the Premier Inn website.

Holiday Inn Express Dublin Airport

The Holiday Inn is seven minutes from the airport and offers a free shuttle every 20-30 minutes depending on the time of day and runs from the airport to the hotel between 4:15 a.m. and 11:15 p.m. the airport between 4:00 a.m. and 11:15 p.m. 11 p.m.

Pickup is in Zone 16.

Rooms are available on the Holiday Inns website from €122.

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