Cheap Flights to Dublin

Dublin photo

Dublin overview

Vibrancy, entertaining nightlife, jaw-dropping attractions, and those oh-so-lovable accents… Dublin seems to have it all. The fact that it’s famed as a city that is always in a good mood, and that it’s a hub for cheap flights just makes it seem that much more attractive. Dublin has an abundance of cultural and literary history on display, and paired with a great deal of Irish dancing and the friendly, inquisitive bunch of locals; you’re set for experiencing the trip of your life when you book a cheap flight to Dublin!

When is the best time to fly toDublin?

Peak season:

Cheap flights to Dublin can be found year round, but the school and summer holidays are generally the busiest, with St Patrick’s Day creating a peak on the 17th of March. It can be incredibly hard to find cheap flights to Dublin around St Paddy’s Day as well as during the months of July and August. If you’re a traveler who enjoys thinner crowds and cheaper flight prices, aim to fly to Dublin in May, June, or September, which is when the weather and the flight prices are milder.

Off season:

Mid-November through mid-March is generally when flight prices to Dublin are at their cheapest, but this does not apply to Christmas or New Years. Although you may be able to find the cheapest flights on offer during these months, you may also find that a lot of attractions and restaurants close for the seasonal holidays. Spring time is another great season for booking cheap flights to Dublin, and the good news is that most restaurants and attractions remain open until mid-November, making it a great time to fly to Dublin and enjoy discounted rates.

When is the best time to book a flight toDublin?

Generally speaking, the best time to book a flight to Dublin (and secure the cheapest flights) would be between the months of October and November. Keep in mind that you’ll have to make your bookings well in advance if you plan on visiting Dublin during the summer months or the Christmas season. For an authentic St Patrick’s Day experience in Dublin, flights should be booked as far in advance as possible, not forgetting about those important reservations that have to be made for accommodation.

How long is the flight toDublin?

Johannesburg to Dublin          13 hours, 45 minutes
Durban to Dublin                    16 hours
Cape Town to Dublin             14 hours, 45 minutes

Which airlines operate flights toDublin?


Iberia, Kiwi International Airlines, British Airways, Air France, and Ethiopian Airlines are but 5 of the major airlines operating cheap flights between South Africa and Dublin. British Airways tend to be the cheapest in terms of flight prices to and from Dublin, although an airline like Air France may be able to provide you with more on-board comfort during your flight. Depending on whether comfort or budget is essential to you, you should compare airlines and the benefits they offer before deciding to book your cheap flights to Dublin with a specific carrier.

How do you get from the airport to the city center?

Since it is located a mere 10 kilometers from the airport, getting to the Dublin city center is relatively easy and affordable as well. A number of buses regularly depart from the airport, making it a convenient way to shuttle between the airport and the city center. You can also make use of one of the taxis parked outside of the arrival terminals. Taxis are readily available and shouldn’t be very expensive to use.

Dublin insider information

  • For a great night out on the town, head down to Temple Bar, which is the city’s official partying district, although for a more authentic experience with the locals, try out Wexford Street and Camden Street with its abundance of lively pubs.
  • History buffs will be captivated by Dublin Castle. Once here, you can go on a guided tour of the State Apartments, the Chapel Royal, and the Undercroft. You’ll also be able to see the last intact tower of medieval Dublin, the Record Tower, dating back to the 13th century.
  • To get a taste of some seriously good Dublin grub, try the legendary fish and chips down at Leo Burdock Fish & Chips. These munchies are best enjoyed in the serene Dubh Linn Gardens!
  • Dublin happens to be one of Europe’s most walkable cities, so here’s a great way to sightsee on foot: Start north, at Phoenix Park, making your way south to the River Liffey, which leads you towards the medieval streets of Temple Bar. Next, buy some souvenirs near Grafton Street before pausing for some fresh air at St. Stephen’s Green. To round it all off, make sure you do a tour of the Guinness Storehouse or the Old Jameson Distillery, perfectly completing the Irish walking tour experience!

Find the best prices for you!

Prices found by our users for South African departures to Dublin

Airports for Dublin

Cheapest flights to Ireland

How much do things cost in Dublin?

1 km taxi journey
R 15.70
Taxi - fixed fee
R 57.08
Petrol (1 litre)
R 19.31
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 38.53
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1133.98
Pair of jeans
R 1158.23
Large bottle of water
R 17.99
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 161.97
A dozen eggs
R 39.02
Loaf of white bread
R 19.24
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
R 23.93
R 42.16
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 19.53
Cheap meal
R 214.06
How much does a beer cost in Dublin?
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 71
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 34
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 71
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 36

International departures to Dublin