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Getting To Ireland

By Plane
There are four international airports in Ireland, Dublin Airport in the east of the country, Shannon Airport and Ireland West Airport at Knock in the west of the country and Cork Airport in the south. Dublin Airport is the largest airport and has the most routes. Dublin Airport has connections to the US, Canada, Middle East, the UK and Europe.  Shannon, near the Limerick City , also has flights to the many of the same countries as Dublin Airport. Cork Airport offers routes to most major UK cities and a wide variety of European cities.

Ireland West Airport at Knock has daily flights to major UK cities, along with a variety of chartered flights to destinations in Europe.

There are 5 other regional airports throughout Ireland operating domestic and UK services include Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Sligo and Waterford.

A short distance over the border in Northern Ireland there are 2 airports in Belfast (City Airport and International Airport) and also the City of Derry Airport.

By Train
Travelling from Dublin to Belfast by train is possible on the Enterprise service which is in a cooperation between Irish Rail and Northern Ireland Railways.

By Bus
Eurolines operate services to Great Britain and beyond in conjunction with Bus Eireann and National Express (Great Britain). Bus Éireann also operates frequent services to and from Eastern Europe, in particular Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Ulsterbus, Bus Éireann and a number of privately bus companies offer cross border services to and from the Republic of Ireland.

By Boat
There are many ferry services to and from Great Britain and France which are listed below.

To compare prices for ferries to Ireland from England, Wales, France, Scotland and the Isle of Man see AFerry - The world's leading ferry price comparison website.
  • Norfolkline operate passenger services from Liverpool to Dublin.
  • Irish Ferries operate passenger services from Holyhead, North Wales, to Dublin, and from Pembroke, South Wales, to Rosslare.
  • Stena Line operates passenger services from Holyhead to Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (8 km from  Dublin city centre), and Fishguard, South Wales, to Rosslare.
  • Irish Ferries and Brittany Ferries operate services from Roscoff in France to Rosslare and Cork.
  • Irish Sea Express operate from Liverpool to Dublin
  • Fastnet Line run a daily service from Swansea in South Wales to Cork.
  • P&O Irish Sea run a service from north-west England to Dublin
  • Steam Packet Company operate services from Liverpool to Dublin, and Isle of Man to Dublin.

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