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Waiting in Dublin Airport overnight

  • 20-04-2019 11:35pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,227 ✭✭✭ Credit Checker Moose


    Is it ok to wait around the airport at night? My bus arrives there at 2300 and my flight is not till 0600.



    At what time does security open to allow passengers through to the airside?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,996 ✭✭✭✭ gozunda


    Is it ok to wait around the airport at night? My bus arrives there at 2300 and my flight is not till 0600.

    At what time does security open to allow passengers through to the airside?

    This may be of some use

    https://www.sleepinginairports.net/guides/dublin-airport-guide.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,502 ✭✭✭✭ Xenji


    Did it a few years ago, nothing wrong with doing it, but everything closed for about 4 hours after midnight, might be different now, but it certainly was not 24/7.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,840 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore


    You wont get anything like sleep there, floor cleaning and other noise going on through the night and wee hours.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 5,616 Mod ✭✭✭✭ irish_goat


    I'd suggest going into Dublin. You could sit in a pub for 2 hours then go to the 24 hour McDonalds for a coffee or something for an hour or two. As said, you'll not get any sleep at the airport.


  • Registered Users Posts: 282 ✭✭ rebel456


    Nothing wrong with it, have done it before. Find somewhere quiet to kip and you'll be grand. Upstairs in Terminal 2 there's a bar/cafe, to the left of the Arrival doors when facing them, it would be closed overnight but usually there's a few others there camping out.

    Security should not bother you, but if they do they'll just ask to see a boarding pass etc. There's a disabled toilet downstairs in Terminal 2 that actually has a shower - but you need a towel of course.

    You should be able to go through security screening as soon as it opens, I'm not sure if that is 24 hours but when it opens go on through.

    Best place for a cheap meal too would be the McDonalds in Terminal 1 - I think that is 24 hours, although not entirely sure.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,940 ✭✭✭ happyoutscan


    Did it a few times, no bother at all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,747 ✭✭✭✭ Beechwoodspark


    There are certainly quieter areas. If you have a eye mask and earplugs etc it would be fairly easy to get sleep


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,227 ✭✭✭ Credit Checker Moose


    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    There are places to sleep in T1 airside down near the food court before the turn off for the 200 gates. Also plenty of power sockets there for using a laptop. Of course only of use if the security people will let you through that early.

    Once I can sit down and use the laptop for entertainment I am not that bothered about sleep.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,593 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    McDonalds in T1 is 24/7 and actually fairly comfy if you get yourself one of the booths.

    Bring an eye mask and earplugs :)
    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    There are places to sleep in T1 airside down near the food court before the turn off for the 200 gates. Also plenty of power sockets there for using a laptop. Of course only of use if the security people will let you through that early.

    Once I can sit down and use the laptop for entertainment I am not that bothered about sleep.

    You won't get access to Airside until around 4am.


  • Registered Users Posts: 399 ✭✭ Boxcar_Willie


    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    There are places to sleep in T1 airside down near the food court before the turn off for the 200 gates. Also plenty of power sockets there for using a laptop. Of course only of use if the security people will let you through that early.

    Once I can sit down and use the laptop for entertainment I am not that bothered about sleep.

    +1 on that , wouldn't be my cup of tea but plenty of padded benches , pods etc in that area , prob ok for a few hours rest.


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  • Moderators, Music Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 6,068 Mod ✭✭✭✭ LoonyLovegood


    Upstairs in McDonalds T1 is your best spot, you can get one of the booths to stretch out if you're there around 11. Security opens at 3, but most shops airside won't be open till 4-ish.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,802 ✭✭✭✭ suicide_circus


    you cant get through to airside until 4am


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,227 ✭✭✭ Credit Checker Moose


    Where does it state this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 599 ✭✭✭ p_haugh


    My friend was getting an early morning flight. He lives in santry, but it was before any Dublin Bus routes were running and he didn't want to pay for a taxi.
    So he walked thinking he could hang around in duty free and got there for about 2am, only to find out that security didn't open back up until 4am.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,744 ✭✭✭✭ Wishbone Ash


    you cant get through to airside until 4am
    Where does it state this?
    The security staff don't start until 4am so you can't go through without the security checks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ Consey


    p_haugh wrote: »
    My friend was getting an early morning flight. He lives in santry, but it was before any Dublin Bus routes were running and he didn't want to pay for a taxi.
    So he walked thinking he could hang around in duty free and got there for about 2am, only to find out that security didn't open back up until 4am.


    If he lived in Santry and knew how long it would take him to walk, why didn't he just sleep on or stay home till his time to leave rather than hanging around Duty Free???


  • Registered Users Posts: 599 ✭✭✭ p_haugh


    Consey wrote: »
    If he lived in Santry and knew how long it would take him to walk, why didn't he just sleep on or stay home till his time to leave rather than hanging around Duty Free???
    You would think that, but I think he was bored of hanging around at home and decided to just go to the airport early :confused:


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