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Travel from Europe to Ireland From Europe

The main international airports in Ireland are Dublin, Shannon, Knock (Ireland West), Belfast City, Belfast International and Cork.

Most major European airlines operate in and out of Ireland, although the majority of flights are operated by our two indigenous airlines Aer Lingus  and Ryanair.

Most of our trips start at either Dublin or Shannon airports.

 

Ireland’s main airports

Dublin Airport is on the east coast, just outside the capital city. It is Ireland’s largest airport with regular flights from most UK and European cities, many served by multiple airlines. It is very accessible by public transport with regular buses to and from Dublin city centre available just outside the terminal building. There are also regular bus links to other towns and cities throughout Ireland. See our Travel In Ireland page for further details.

Shannon Airport is the main international airport on the west coast, between Galway and Limerick and is a good access point for the west and southwest. There are regular buses available too and from the airport to both cities and to Dublin. See our Travel In Ireland page for further details.

Knock (Ireland West Airport) is a small airport with flights from a few UK and European destinations and is a good access point for the west and northwest. It is served irregularly by buses on the Galway to Sligo route.

Cork Airport, on the south coast, has regular flights from several UK and European destinations and is a short taxi or bus journey to Cork City where there are regular train and bus services to Dublin. There are also direct buses from Cork Airport to other towns and cities in Ireland. It is a central access point for the south and south west. See our Travel In Ireland page for further details.

Belfast City Airport is very close to Belfast City Centre with regular flights from multiple European destinations and other UK airports. Regular transport links to Belfast City Centre will allow you access to the bus and rail network to connect to other parts of Ireland.

Belfast International Airport is outside Belfast with flights from many European locations and other UK airports. There are frequent buses too and from Belfast City where there are readily available rail and bus links to other parts of Ireland. There are also direct buses to other Northern Ireland towns and cities available from the airport.

Alternatively, there are many airlines offering flights to London from Europe. Once in London, there are a number of options for travel to Ireland.