Airport and information about flights to Galway Ireland
Galway has never been more accessible for people wishing to visit the region. Although there are currently no direct flights to Galway, the city is well served by Dublin Airport, Ireland West International Airport at Knock and Shannon International Airport. More and more airlines are flying to Ireland each year and Ryanair is continually expanding its services from Europe to the region.
Getting from the Airport to Galway
The most straightforward and cost effective means of travel from Ireland's airports to Galway is by bus. Bus services are provided Bus Eireann from all 3 different airports, Dublin Airport, Ireland West International Airport at Knock and Shannon International Airport.
Aer Aran Islands is a small airline company with regular scheduled flights to the three Aran Islands and scenic flights in the area.
Flights go from Connemara Regional Airport which is located in Inverin (27km from Galway city). During high season flights leave every hour and flights only take about 10mins. Fares are reasonable and the experience is unforgettable.
Scenic flights take off from Connemara Airport and fly south-east to the Cliffs of Moher, tracking along the Co Clare coast. The journey then goes north-west along Galway Bay to see the three Aran Islands with spectacular views of Dun Aengus Fort on Inis Mór Inos Oirr, Inis Meain before you return to Connemara Airport.
Dublin Airport Ireland's busiest airport. It is also amongst the ten busiest airports in Europe. Dublin Airport manages an average of 60,000 passengers per day, rising to 80,000 during the peak season, and more than 600 aircrafts movements every day. Dublin airport has flight destinations all over the world with most to the UK, Europe and the U.S.
It is conveniently located approximately 10 km north of Dublin city centre, near the M50 and M1 motorways. You can get to the airport by bus, taxi, or car, and there are also services from nearby train stations.
Just 6km from the City Centre, Galway Airport is ideally located, whether you are visiting on business or holidaying in Galway and the West of Ireland. Regrettably the Airport is no longer serving domestic and UK destinations and just caters for private flights.
Ireland West Airport Knock, located in Charlestown Co. Mayo, Ireland, is the main international air access gateway for the West, North West and Midland regions of Ireland. The Airport has also experienced rapid developments in recent years and now serves more than 20 scheduled and charter destinations across Ireland, the UK, Europe and beyond. Ireland West Airport Knock is recognised as the preferred airport of choice within its catchment region because of the competitiveness, choice and value the airport offers.
Shannon Airport is the gateway to the West of Ireland servicing many destinations throughout Europe and the US. It is one of Ireland's primary three airports (along with Dublin Airport and Cork Airport).
Shannon Airport Guide Is a guide to help people navigate their way around Shannon airport with ease, it also displays live arrivals & departure times. The site also shows people what to do once they arrive at Shannon airport and how they can plan to get to their next destination. The website also has a comprehensive list of all the facilities available at Shannon Airport.
Discover Connemara, a beautifully scenic region just north of Galway City with Lally Tours. This tour includes stops at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Gardens, Leenane Village, Killary Fjord and the village of An Spidéal overlooking Galway Bay.
Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Day Tour
The unmissable Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour with Lally Tours includes up to 2 hours at the cliffs and includes stops at the lunar-like Burren region, Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Caves & Birds of Prey Centre and the charming village of Doolin overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Cliffs of Moher Express Bus
A Non-Stop Express Shuttle Service to the Cliffs of Moher with Lally Tours. Experience Ireland’s natural, mysterious, 214m (702 ft) high cliffs and interactive visitor centre. You’ll have 2 full hours to explore on your own before heading back to Galway.
Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Explore Galway with one of Lally Tours' friendly guides to learn about this colourful city and see it from the best vantage point: an open top bus! You’ll see everything from medieval walls in the city centre to the sandy beaches of Salthill. Hop on and off as much as you’d like and your ticket is valid for 24 hours.