A range of parking facilities are available to drivers at Dublin Airport. Each terminal has its own short-term car park, and both make use of the long-term Red and Blue car parks.
Terminal 1’s short-term Car Park C is a three-storey facility with 1,500 parking spaces on offer. These spaces can be booked ahead of time through the airport website, or you can just drive up and make use of them. Depending on where you park within this car park, you can walk to Terminal 1’s entrance in two to four minutes. Car Park A is conveniently located for both terminals. It has space for 400 vehicles and can only accommodate cars that are no taller than 1.85 metres.
On top of this, there are several privately owned car parks operated in remote locations. These are the most economic options, and many are operated by hotels in Dublin, such as the Carlton, Bewley’s and the Crowne Plaza.
In all, 12,400 long-term spaces are available across the two long-term car parks, which are called Red and Blue car parks. The Red car park is located due east of both terminals, closer to T2 than T1. It has 8,400 parking spaces, 50 of which are reserved for reduced mobility parkers. A shuttle bus runs 24 hours per day and takes five minutes to reach the terminal.
The Blue car park geographically closer to Terminal 1 than the Red car park, but the road that accesses it is longer. The shuttle bus takes 10 minutes to reach the terminal entrance.