How Much it Cost to Travel to Dublin: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Dec 2023

It’s hard to describe the progress this city has made in recent decades, and now Dublin is a major and popular stop on many European itineraries. This city is compact enough to enjoy in just a couple days if that’s all you have, and actually it’s better to spend more of your Ireland visit on other parts of the island anyway.

City tours and some of the more famous attractions are on the expensive side, but things don’t really get out of hand until you start with food and drink. Unlike, say, London, it’s hard to find a simple meal that you’d consider cheap. And even though Dublin now has a reputation as an international party city, be prepared to drain your wallet if you want to participate. Beers here are expensive and everything else is more. If you are going to be visiting the Guinness Storehouse and the whisky distilleries you’ll probably want to consider getting a Dublin Pass.

Is Dublin Expensive or Cheap?

During the famous Celtic Tiger boom in Ireland, Dublin quietly became one of the most expensive cities in the world for tourists. If the euro is strong against your currency then things are even worse, although some prices have actually come down in recent years.

Dublin City Featured Image

Travel Costs to Dublin

Population 1,700,000
Area 1,700,000
Timezone UTC+0
Currency Euro
Airports Dublin Airport (DUB)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$123.53
1 USD = 0.9300 EUR
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Dublin?

Dublin Hotel Seasons

Dublin Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar34.41 - 64.52
starstarstarstarstar48.39 - 112.90
starstarstarstarstar51.61 - 169.89
starstarstarstarstar58.06 - 209.68
starstarstarstarstar203.23 - 306.45

Dublin Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed10.75 - 23.66

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Dublin?

Best tours in Dublin

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Guinness StorehouseThe famous brewery has a slick exhibition that is most popular attraction in Dublin, and includes a free pint at the top-floor bar.
adults
25.81
Kilmainham GaolThis historic prison is a must-see if you are at all interested in Irish history or jails.
adults
seniors
child
8.60
6.45
4.30
Dublin CastleNot really a castle, more the official state residence for ceremonies. Price includes guided tour.
adults
students
child
8.60
6.45
4.30
SIghtseeing bus tourThese hop-on, hop-off buses do the same route and include live commentary. Discounts for booking online.
adults
sen/stud
6-14
37.63
35.48
16.13
Viking Splash ToursSimilar to the sightseeing bus, but this is amphibious and much more fun and interesting.
adults
3-14
37.63
31.18
National Gallery of IrelandA welcome break to budget travelers, this impressive museum is free, as are daily tours and even audioguides.
adults
0.00

What’s the average price of food and drink in Dublin?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMany hotels come with breakfast included. If yours doesn't it shouldn't be too hard to find a quick bite nearby4.30 - 7.53
Budget lunchThere are a few fast-food places around Dublin and those are your cheapest option. Sit-down restaurants are all relatively pricey.6.45 - 11.83
Budget dinnerDublin is an expensive city for eating out, but at least you've got plenty of options in the main hotel districts.10.75 - 19.35
Pint of beerA pint of Guinness or just about anything else will be expensive, especially in the Temple Bar neighborhood.5.38 - 7.53

What are the costs of transportation in Dublin?

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center21.51 - 35.48
Aircoach bus from airport to city center9.68
Dublin public bus from airport to city center3.23 - 6.45
3km taxi ride in Dublin7.53 - 12.90
Tram or bus ride in Dublin1.08
All-day tram/bus pass in Dublin6.45

Getting to Dublin

Getting around Dublin

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When to visit Dublin

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January46372.7
February46372.0
March49382.1
April53402.0
May58442.1
June63492.2
July66532.0
August65522.8
September62492.6
October57462.7
November50402.5
December47383.0

Dublin Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:26am6:40pm
21 Jun4:56am9:57pm
21 Sep7:09am7:26pm
21 Dec8:39am4:07pm

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