Travelling to Connemara

Connemara is home to wild breathtaking land and seascapes. Getting here is relatively easy and travelling around is simple enough with planning.
We have tried to make your travel as easy as possible with the information provided below.

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Connemara is home to wild breathtaking land and seascapes. Getting here is relatively easy and travelling around is simple enough with planning. We have tried to make your travel as easy as possible with the information provided below.

By Air


Direct flights from North America and Europe operate all year round  to Dublin with a limited number to Shannon. Drive times from Dublin and  Shannon are 4 hours and 3 hours respectively to safely reach Connemara.  Other regional airports include Galway and Knock and connecting flights  can be arranged from Dublin but again flights are less frequent and  could involve a delay or even an overnight stop in Dublin. The simplest  way to reach Connemara from the main airports is to pre-book car hire  and then drive to Galway city and then take the Clifden Road (N59).  Travel time from Dublin airport is approximately 3hrs 45 mins depending  on traffic and you don’t get lost! There are bus services non-stop from  Dublin airport to Galway (travel time approximately 3hrs) with a  connecting bus service into Connemara from the same terminal building in  Galway (travel time 40 mins to 1hr 15 mins depending on destination in  Connemara).

Airport information

Dublin : +353(0)18141111; www.dublinairport.com

Galway +353(0)91755569;  www.galwayairport.com

Shannon: +353(0)61712000; www.shannonairport.com

Knock (Ireland West Airport) +353(0)949368100 www.irelandwestairport.com

Airline Carriers to Dublin:

Adria Airways, Iberia, Aer Arann, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Luxair, Air  Baltic, Malev Airlines, Air Canada, Norwegian Airlines, Air France,  Ryanair, Air Southwest, S7, Air Transat, SAS, American Airlines, SATA,  Blue Air, Swiss Airlines, BMI, Turkish Airlines, Cimber Sterling, US  Airways, Delta, Eithad, Germanwings.

By Rail

There is an Iarnrod Eireann mainline service from Heuston Station in Dublin to Galway. Travel time approximately 2hrs 15 mins. Unfortunately Heuston Station is in central Dublin and is a bit of a trek from the airport. Travel time from the airport is approximately 1 hr give or take for the traffic. Upon arriving in Galway by train a further bus or car journey is required to get North into Connemara. Travel time 40 minutes to 1hr 15 mins depending where in Connemara. Buses are available from the station (Bus Eireann) or a relatively short walk to the New Coach Station, College Road (City Link).

Train information Iarnrod Eireann Enquiries: +353(0)719169888; 24 hour timetable: 1890201393 (only available within Ireland) & www.irishrail.ie

By Bus

Both City Link and Go Bus have direct journeys to Galway city and are located a short walk from the Dublin airport terminal building. There are also bus services from Shannon airport to Galway city. City Link and Bus Eireann have services into Connemara from Galway city.

Bus Eireann: www.buseireann.ie

Go Bus: www.gobus.ie

City Link www.citylink.ie

By Sea

There are ferry services from UK and France.

Car Hire

For a fast and reliable way to book your car hire please refer to the car hire application box in the right hand side column for quotations and bookings.

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