Document and Entity Information
Jan. 21, 2020
Cover [Abstract]  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ
Entity Registrant Name Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc
Amendment Flag false
Entity Central Index Key 0001232524
Document Type 8-K
Document Period End Date Jan. 21, 2020
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code L2
Entity File Number 001-33500
Entity Tax Identification Number 98-1032470
Entity Address, Address Line One Fifth Floor
Entity Address, Address Line Two Waterloo Exchange
Entity Address, Address Line Three Waterloo Road
Entity Address, City or Town Dublin 4
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 4
Entity Address, Country IE
City Area Code 011-353-1
Local Phone Number 634-7800
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Title of 12(b) Security Ordinary shares, nominal value $0.0001 per share
Trading Symbol JAZZ
Entity Emerging Growth Company false