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Flights to Ireland in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,114Average for return flights in October 2021
Return from$1,141From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Dublin
One-way from$722One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Ireland

Cheap flights to Ireland in October, November 2021

The best prices found for DUB flights for October, November
24 Nov. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUB

Dublin

2 stops

35h 50m
DUB

Dublin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

47h 00m
$1,324

Multiple Airlines

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25 Nov. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUB

Dublin

2 stops

31h 05m
DUB

Dublin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

39h 15m
$1,371

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/10/21

28 Nov. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUB

Dublin

2 stops

36h 20m
DUB

Dublin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

39h 15m
$1,399

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/10/21

Ireland 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Ireland found for this year
24 Nov. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUB

Dublin

2 stops

35h 50m
DUB

Dublin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

47h 00m
$1,324

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/10/21

25 Nov. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUB

Dublin

2 stops

31h 05m
DUB

Dublin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

39h 15m
$1,371

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 20/10/21

28 Nov. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUB

Dublin

2 stops

36h 20m
DUB

Dublin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

39h 15m
$1,399

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 20/10/21

Last minute flights to Ireland

Late deals on return flights to Ireland, departing today and this week
29 Oct. - 26 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUB

Dublin

2 stops

36h 50m
DUB

Dublin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

47h 00m
$1,819

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/10/21

29 Oct. - 26 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUB

Dublin

2 stops

41h 00m
DUB

Dublin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

41h 50m
$2,067

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/10/21

29 Oct. - 26 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DUB

Dublin

1 stop

24h 35m
DUB

Dublin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

41h 30m
$2,781

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/10/21

Can I fly to Ireland from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Ireland

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Ireland.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Ireland.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Ireland.

Can I fly back to Australia from Ireland?

Returning to Australia from Ireland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Ireland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Ireland are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

Cheapest prices for Ireland flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Ireland found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,126

February

$1,064

March

$1,061

April

$1,182

May

$1,133

June

$1,317

July

$1,437

August

$1,321

September

$1,287

October

$1,021

November

$1,054

December

$1,497

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Ireland is October. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Ireland?

Average Ireland flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

SYD - DUB

Price

$1,021 - $2,096

DUB

Temperature

5 - 16 °C

DUB

Precipitation

49 - 79 mm

March is typically the best time to fly to Ireland, but there are other times where great deals are available. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Ireland, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being October.

Ah, the luck of the Irish. From evocative ancient ruins and dreamy landscapes, fabled traditional villages and lively pubs to hip, ultra-modern cities – Ireland is a wonderful destination.

Cosmopolitan Dublin, with its elegant Georgian streets and a rich literary heritage, is the arrival point for most flights to Ireland. It is one of Europe’s liveliest and friendliest cities, with world-famous pubs, cool clubs, spirited traditional music and fun-loving locals keen to “have the craic”

Outside Dublin, Ireland offers a wealth of attractions and activities – exploring the stunning lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park, hiking the Connemara Way, Wicklow Gap or Ring of Kerry – or if you’re game you can even surf off the coast of Antrim, Donegal, Clare or Kerry.

The Atlantic thunders on the west coast and the Irish Sea is to the east, producing some fine seafood, while the pastoral regions produce the mainstays of simple, hearty Irish cuisine.

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Ireland climate

The Gulf Stream gives Ireland a temperate climate, though given the lush countryside, there is lots of rain (categorised as soft rain, spitting, showers, or lashing and pelting). Summer is  typically dry and warm with long sunny days (it’s light from 6am-10pm) and average temperatures in the 20s. Spring and autumn temperatures are in the teens and winter is rainy and below 10 degrees.  It’s generally coldest in January and February and this is the best time to find cheap flights to Ireland. Ireland’s weather is notoriously changeable, so dress in layers. 

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When is the best time to fly to Ireland?

Peak season:

Peak season for flights to Ireland via the UK is during the summer, when festivals are in full swing, days are long and tourist attractions are open. Dublin is bustling year-round and is almost always in high season. Competition on UK-Ireland routes means you can always score a cheap flight with the likes of Ryanair or Aer Lingus.

Shoulder season:

Spring and autumn are ideal times to visit, as the weather is normally still reasonably good and the bulk of the crowds have gone.

Off season:

Outside Dublin, it is cheapest to travel around Ireland in winter, however as tourism in many areas is seasonal, many hotels, restaurants and attractions close from early or mid-November until mid-March or Easter.

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Getting around Ireland

Using public transport (buses and trains) is fine for major routes such as Dublin to Cork or Galway, but trickier if you are travelling within counties.

National bus operator Bus Eireann and many private coach companies offer well-connected services between the cities and buses are generally cheaper than trains. Renting a car is the easiest way to explore the Irish countryside.

 

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What is good to know if travelling to Ireland?

Things to do around Ireland

  • With free admission to Dublin’s art galleries, there are plenty of places to spend a rainy day, including the National Gallery in Merrion Square, the Hugh Lane Gallery in Parnell Square and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, housed in the old Royal Hospital at Kilmainham.
  • No trip to Ireland would be complete without sampling a pint of Guinness, the country’s famous stout. You can get the full history, including drinking lessons, at the home of Guinness in Dublin, the historic Guinness Store House facility in the heart of the St James’ Gate Brewery where Guinness was born more than 250 years ago.
  • Take the steep hill up to ring the bells at St Anne’s Church in Cork. You can then climb the stone steps to a parapet enjoying 360-degree city views.
  • For a glimpse of life on Europe’s furthest edges, take a boat trip to the Aran Islands, off the coast of Galway, or to Great Blasket, a short trip from Dunquin Pier on Kerry’s Dingle peninsula. The islands have small tourist industries, breathtaking views and lots and lots of sea birds.
  • You can take a range of tours dedicated to the Belfast-born creator of The Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis, who spent some of his childhood in Ulster, returning for holidays as an adult. 
  • Favoured by artists, students and bohemians, Galway‘s thriving art galleries and performing arts scene includes traditional music, street theatre and festivals — including the popular summer Galway Arts Festival. The city is also known for its vibrant nightlife. Galway is a departure point for the Aran Islands.
  • You’ll find picture-perfect Irish countryside in County Kerry. You can quicky escape the touristy areas and reach the pristine beauty of Ireland’s two highest mountains, endless moors, spectacular coastline and fascinating prehistoric and early Christian sites. While Killarney and the Ring of Kerry are the most popular destinations, the Dingle Peninsula is arguably the most beautiful.
  • Some of the most stunning landscapes can be found in the tiny Shannon region (spanning about 130km end to end), from the cliffs of Moher, Burren’s limestone, the stalactites, stalagmites and relics of Aillwee Cave to Lough Derg, Shannon River, the Atlantic coastline and the Slieve Blooms mountains. History buffs can visit the Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, a sixth-century monastery, Celtic exhibits and several museums.

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