Getting to Ireland | Planning your route to Ireland
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Getting toIreland

Methods of travel:

Irish Airports

The Main Transatlantic airports are Dublin and Shannon. There are also Airports in Belfast, Cork, Kerry and Knock (Ireland West Airport). The Irish National Carrier is Aer Lingus, though many international airlines do transatlantic flights into Ireland. For European flights then Ryanair and Aer Lingus are the main two, though again there are countless other airlines doing flights from Ireland to the rest of Europe.

TUI Airways operate out of four airports in Ireland - Dublin, Cork, Ireland West Knock and Shannon.

Dublin Airport, Ireland's Largest Airport

Dublin Airport

  • Vast short and medium haul network, as well as a large long-haul schedule of North American, Middle Eastern and East Asian routes.
  • + 353 1 8141111
  • Find on Google Maps
Cork Airport, in Southern Ireland

Cork Airport

Shannon Airport, on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Shannon Airport

  • Along with Dublin and Cork, Shannon is one of Ireland's 3 primary airports. Shannon's main destinations are London–Heathrow & New York–JFK but also offers, mainly seasonal, routes to mainland Europe and other East Coast American airports.
  • +353 (0)61 712000
  • Find on Google Maps
Belfast City Airport, in Northern Ireland

Belfast Airport

Ports & Ferries

Irish Ferry Ports:

Where you can sail to:


Fishguard, Wales - Stenaline
Pembroke, Wales - Irish Ferries
Cherbourg, France - Irish Ferriesand Stena Line Ferries
Roscoff, France (seasonal) - Irish Ferries


Liverpool, England - P&O Ferries
Holyhead, Wales - Irish Ferries & Stenaline
Cherbourg, France (seasonal) - Irish Ferries
Douglas, Isle of Man (seasonal) - Steam Packet


Roscoff, France (seasonal) - Brittany Ferries


Cairnryan, Scotland - Stenaline
Liverpool, England - Stenaline
Douglas, Isle of Man (seasonal) - Steam Packet


Troon, Scotland - P&O Ferries
Cairnryan, Scotland - P&O Ferries

Ferry Comparison