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Air Transport to/from Galway

Galway Airport

galway-airport-map Over the past two decades Galway Airport has blossomed from a small air strip to a fully fledged regional airport. The Airport now boasts daily services to Dublin, Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh and Lorient (see timetable).

Airport facilities include the "AV8" café and free WiFi (wireless internet) access. There is a bus service to the airport. It goes once a day and it leaves Galway Ceannt Station at 1pm Monday to Saturday. This service departs Galway Airport at 1:40 pm and returns to Ceannt Station.. Taxis are readily available any time day or night (the fare to the city centre is about EUR 15). Car hire is also available.

The airport is also home to the Galway Flying Club. See http://www.galwayairport.com/ for more information.

Shannon International Airport

Shannon International Airport is the nearest international airport to Galway city. The airport is located on the Limerick Road about 1 hour drive from Galway City. CityLink and Bus Éireann operate a daily service to/from the airport.

Shannon airport has regular services to European destinations and to the United States. Facilities include long term car parking and free WiFi (wireless internet). Its long 3200m runway can facilitate any aircraft and is designated one of several emergency landing sites for the US Space Shuttle.

See http://www.shannonairport.com/ for more information.

Knock International Airport

Knock Airport map Officially named "Ireland West Airport, Knock" and was formerly the Horan International Airport.

The Airport was established in the 1980s following a campaign by Monsignor James Horan from the nearby Marian Shrine of Knock. The airport was intended to revitalize the local economy which at the time suffered high unemployment rates. It was also to facilitate pilgrims to the Knock Shrine.

The airport opened in May 1986. It now boasts a regular schedule to several international destinations handling over 300,000 passengers annually. The runway is a 2300m concrete runway capable of landing Boeing 747 aircraft.

Visit http://www.knockairport.com/ for more information.

Dublin International Airport

Dublin Airport is Ireland's largest airport. It is located on the northern outskirts of Dublin city. Travel time to/from Galway varies between 3 hours (at the early hours of the morning) and 5 hours (peak traffic hours). CityLink and BusNestor operate a bus service from Galway direct to the Airport. See http://www.dublinairport.com/ for more information.

Connemara Regional Airport

Connemara Regional Airport mapThis is a small airfield located about 40km west of Galway city near the village of Inverin. A regular service to the three Aran Islands (Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer) is operated by Aer Arann Islands from this air field. Flights run daily with a frequency of up to 25 flights per day during peak season. Flight time is approximately 10 minutes and provides a spectacular view of the islands. Adult return fare is EUR 45 (2006 prices) but special offers are sometimes available. See http://www.aeraranislands.ie/ for more information.


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