I need to travel from Dublin to Poznan on a Sunday and am trying to figure out if I would make the transfer in 1 hour 20 minutes, i.e. Dublin flights arrives at 16:50 and the Poznan flights leaves at 18:10. All flights are with Ryanair. As far as I know arriving in Stansted from Dublin is treated as a domestic flight and if that is still the case then according to the Stansted website the following is the case:


If you are connecting from a UK flight to an international flight you will need to pass through special immigration control points where you may be asked to show your passport.

Does anyone know how long it takes to get through this "special immigration"? Is it possible I may need to get a train from my first flight to my second?

  • Do you have checked in luggage? That's an important factor. Feb 28, 2019 at 14:53

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If you are arriving and departing through Stansted, there is only one terminal so no train will be needed. I don't know if Stansted as an internal mono-rail between airport areas.

As Dublin - Stansted is a journey within what is called the Common Travel Area there are no routine Border Force (Immigration) checks.The 'special immigration ' checks are likely to be conducted by Police for anti-terrorist purposes. (I'm sure you're aware of the Troubles in Northern Ireland over the years.) Unless you are of interest to the Police there shouldn't be a significant delay.

The Common Travel Area is an open borders area formed of UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

  • Stansted has an internal rail for getting to some gates. Feb 28, 2019 at 14:56

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