Trains are 3% more expensive in Birmingham than in Dublin.
A meal in Birmingham is 11% cheaper than a meal in Dublin.
A taxi fare in Birmingham is 3% cheaper than in Dublin.
Coffee in Birmingham is 5% cheaper than in Dublin.
Ireland's capital, Dublin, is an intriguing blend of culture and history, elegant architecture and a creative vibe. Dublin's busy international airport operates regular flights from Dublin to Birmingham, which can leave from one of its two busy terminals - with Terminal 1 dealing mainly with short haul and Terminal 2 long haul. The two terminals are linked by a footbridge.
The airport's original terminal, which opened in 1940, was designed by the architect Desmond Fitzgerald. Its curved building and tiered floors represent the contours of a great ocean liner and has won numerous architectural awards. Although the airport has since increased in size, the principal terminal and listed building is still in operational use.
Dublin to Birmingham flights usually depart from Dublin Airport's Terminal 1, 6 miles from the city centre. To access the airport by car, take either the M1 or M50 motorways. There are a range of bus services available including the 16 from Ballinteer, 41 from Lower Abbey Street and 102 from Sutton Station. The Airlink 747 and 757 also run an express service from the city centre as well as Heuston and Connolly train stations. From the city centre and the south of Dublin, you can also take the Aircoach service. The Airport Hopper services run via Tallaght and Maynooth, Clondalkin, Lucan and Liffey Valley.
Birmingham is a warm-hearted city with grand architecture, diverse sights and a lively nightlife. In recent years it has become a hotbed of urban regeneration, with new canal side restaurants and bars, gleaming shopping malls and dusted down historical attractions. The city's world-leading symphony hall has seen the likes of Sir Simon Rattle swing his baton and there is a wealth of classical, jazz and ballet performances throughout the year. Anyone with a sweet tooth can head to Cadbury World and those interested in history will be fascinated by the Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman collections at the Birmingham Museum. With around half its population under 25, Birmingham's night scene is never dull.
Dublin flights to Birmingham arrive at Birmingham Airport (or Birmingham International Airport). It is located about 6 miles southeast of Birmingham city centre, just off Junction 6 of the M42 via the A45. The M42 also links to the M6, M1, M40 and M5. The airport is also connected to Birmingham and the rest of the country by national rail services via Birmingham International Station. A free 2-minute "Air-Rail Link" monorail system will run you from the airport to the station. There are also several bus services including the 97/97A to the city centre, 900/900A to Birmingham and Coventry, 966 to Erdington and Solihull, the 75/75A to Sutton Coldfield and the 91 to Chelmsley Wood.
Very confusing and badly communicated check in
I queued for over two and a half hours to try to re book my flight to the following week then was told that i would have to contact the airlines involved which we found impossible
far to little amenities for the number of passengers using the terminal 3
Small efficient airport
A lot of departure boards - really helpful
Not enough space for the amount of people at that time of day
Very clean and plenty to shop in
Lovely airport well catered