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Dublin airport connecting flight- time needed?

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I've got a flight booked this Friday via Dublin with a very short (50mins) time between flights. It's two separate flights so assuming I'll have to go through security again in Dublin?
I'm traveling very light so no bags and I can use verifly for Aer Lingus.

Anyone with any recent experience of using Dublin?
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It's not a big airport so think you should be fine. The only issue is there can be queues at security, if you cannot connect directly. If that's the case, it's worth getting the fast track option.
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It is tight.

Here is Dublin Airport Info: https://www.dublinairport.com/flight-information/connections/connection-guide
https://www.dublinairport.com/flight-information/connections/self-connecting-passengers

It may be worthwhile ringing the Airport and asking them. You need to find out the Minimum Connection Time for Dublin Airport for the type of connections you are making.


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@alasdair.graham, You will probably be fine. Depends a bit where you are coming from/going to. Will be tight if transferring to a US flight.
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Are both flights Aer Lingus? Not having to change terminals will help. You can also buy fast track to go through security a little quicker. No reason why Friday should be overly busy.

As Zikomo says though, if you’re transferring to a US flight you may be in bother due to the immigration pre-clearance.
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Thanks so much for the responses. Coming in on a Ryanair and out on Lingus to Munich, I'll buy the fast track for security and hope for the best!
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Check that the Lingus to Munich flight dies not use Terminal 2, I am fairly sure RY use T1 only, if you need to go from t2 to 1, its no big deal , but just something to be aware of

Possibly 20 mins to get thru security:
https://www.boards.ie/discussion/2058224661/dublin-airport-mayhem/p5
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As a regular Dublin Airport user I wouldn’t count on making your connection in 50 minutes.

At Dublin Aer Lingus typically uses Terminal 2. Ryanair uses Terminal 1. If you have a connecting flight you shouldn’t need to exit Terminal 1, just follow signs for Terminal 2 Flight Connections, but the transit walk can still take time, up to 15 minutes depending on which gate you land in at. If you do need to go through Security expect lengthy queues at peak times.

Ryanair flights tend to land in a slightly more timely fashion than Aer Lingus (they don’t like to pay gate delay fees!). Aer Lingus tends to board flights early, and close gates prior to departure time.

Hope this helps and hope you make your connection, but my advice is to change one of your flights to give yourself an easier and more secure connection.
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@5RED,
Thanks for that, really useful info. Ryanair usually do seem to land a bit earlier than the stated time. My two flights were less than £20 total and staying with friends out there so I think I'll just roll the dice. There is a later flight I could book if it becomes obvious I'm missing the second leg.
I will report back.
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@alasdair.graham, Choose your seat wisely. When you are in a hurry, there can be a lot of ar$ing about by other passengers on disembarkation.
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alasdair.graham wrote:
@5RED,
Thanks for that, really useful info. Ryanair usually do seem to land a bit earlier than the stated time. My two flights were less than £20 total and staying with friends out there so I think I'll just roll the dice. There is a later flight I could book if it becomes obvious I'm missing the second leg.
I will report back.


Best of luck. Hope you have good travels and great skiing!
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@alasdair.graham, I've done a few (no hold luggage) Ryanair transits in Dublin. Typically Brest->Dublin, then Dublin->Bristol, although last time we did it was a few years ago.

There was no airside transfer from one arriving Ryanair to the second departing Ryanair. We had to exit through arrival/immigration, and then go back in again through departures and security.

As a safeguard against delays we bought the late night DUB->BRS and a backup early next morning DUB->BRS. IIRC Both flights were only £4.99, and we figured if it all went pear shaped there were worse places to be stuck overnight than Dublin Very Happy. As it turns out we did make the evening flight, but I don't think we would have done if the connection was only 50 minutes.
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I made it, as advised it was very tight, good mile or so through from T1 to T2 and I had to go through security in Dublin again. AerLingus flight gate closed about 15 mins before departure and Ryanair flight was a little early, prob 10 mins to spare in the end.

One thing to note for anyone else in a similar situation is that the 'flight connections' route through Dublin is closed- I followed the signs so far then they were covered up, not well signposted.
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alasdair.graham wrote:
I made it, as advised it was very tight, good mile or so through from T1 to T2 and I had to go through security in Dublin again. AerLingus flight gate closed about 15 mins before departure and Ryanair flight was a little early, prob 10 mins to spare in the end.

One thing to note for anyone else in a similar situation is that the 'flight connections' route through Dublin is closed- I followed the signs so far then they were covered up, not well signposted.

Well done.

I hate a very tight connection - stress/sweat/adrenalin.
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Well done, glad you made it Very Happy
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