Air Travel

The principal international air-arrival point to Northwest Ireland is Ireland West Airport Knock, 55 km (34 miles) southwest of Sligo Town. City of Derry Airport, a few miles over the border, receives flights from London Stansted, Liverpool, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. City of Derry (also called Eglinton) is a particularly convenient airport for reaching northern County Donegal. Donegal Airport, in Carrickfinn, typically receives flights from Dublin. Ryanair has daily flights to Ireland West Airport Knock from London Stansted and London Gatwick, and also serves City of Derry Airport daily from London.


City of Derry Airport. 028/7181–0784;

Donegal Airport. Carrickfinn, Kincasslagh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. 074/954–8232;

Ireland West Airport Knock. Knock, Co. Mayo. 094/936–8100;


Aer Lingus. 01/886–8505;

British Airways City Express. 0844/493–0787;

Ryanair. 0871/246–0000;

Airport Transfers

If you aren't driving, Ireland West Airport Knock becomes less attractive; there are no easy public transport links, except the once-a-day (in season) local bus to Charlestown, 11 km (7 miles) away. You can get taxis—both cars and minibuses—right outside Ireland West Airport Knock. The average rate is around €1.50 per kilometer. If you're not flying into Knock, you may have to phone a taxi company. Phone numbers of taxi companies are available from airport information desks and are also displayed beside pay phones.

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