Flights from Dublin depart from the city's main airport, which is located 10 kilometres to the north of the city centre. It has two terminals, both of which are served by a range of transport options, although there is no direct rail link. To compensate, the airport has a range of bus routes to take passengers all over Ireland. The Air Link and Airport Hopper services are dedicated airport routes that run directly into the city centre.
Alternatively, it is possible to park at Dublin Airport, which has some 14,400 spaces allocated to long-term travellers and 3,600 short-stay spaces on offer, as well as provision for disabled parking. Regular travellers who are members of the Airport Club benefit from discounts in the short-stay car parks, as well as being fast-tracked through security.
Passengers on the flights Dublin offers can enjoy a range of shops in The Loop to keep them entertained before flying. The Click & Pick Up service also enables travellers to order duty free goods online and collect them at the airport, either on the way out or on their return journey. Passengers are also offered a host of restaurants and dining options, ranging from quick sandwiches to more leisurely sit-down meals and bars, including a champagne bar. For passengers seeking a comfortable and relaxing experience, the airport also provides executive lounges that can be used for up to three hours for a small charge. The facilities include a business centre with free Wi-Fi and complimentary refreshments and newspapers.
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Rome Fiumicino Airport, which is also known as Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, is the only international airport serving Rome. It is located about twenty-six miles south-west of the city and is a hub airport for Alitalia airlines. Search ebookers to find cheap flights to Rome and holiday packages that take the hassle out of planning your Italian holiday.
The Leonardo Express, a direct train between the airport and Rome's city centre, is a popular and inexpensive way to get into town after your flight lands. Trains leave every thirty minutes, and the journey takes about a half hour. You can also opt to take the slower metropolitan train, which links up with the city's subway system, or catch a ride on one of the regular blue city buses or on the Terravision shuttle bus. Taxis are available outside the passenger terminals at the airport and cost a flat fee of forty euros for a ride to the city centre Rome. Six car rental companies also operate at the airport for passengers who prefer to drive themselves.
Summer highs in Rome average around 31°C, and lows average around 17°C. Winter highs usually stay in the low teens, while lows can drop to around 3°C. October and November offer pleasant weather, with average highs in the low 20s, but many businesses close during these months and rainfall is more prevalent than at other times of the year. Spring, which also has daytime highs in the 20s, is an ideal time to visit Rome.
The Pantheon and Coliseum are on the top of most travellers' lists when visiting Rome, but don't neglect to visit other ancient sites, such as the Roman baths and catacombs. Art lovers will want to check out the National Roman Museum, the National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Galleria Borghese. For many, a trip to Rome also wouldn't be complete without a stop at Trevi Fountain. Start your trip off right by booking your flight to Rome with ebookers.
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