GPS (lat,lon): 53.284, -9.0475
Directions to Cúirt na Coiribe
Knock Airport has international connections as well as local inter-city flights and is just over an hour from Galway city. Shannon Airport has direct international connections with the USA, London Heathrow and elsewhere www.shannonairport.com. It is about 100km from Galway (1.5 hour drive). You can check the latest Shannon Airport to Galway bus timetable on the City Link website www.citylink.ie or Bus Eireann website www.buseireann.ie A taxi/hackney service is available but would be quite expensive. There are good car-hire facilities.
Dublin Airport has many international connections but is about 220km from Galway (3.5 hr drive) www.dublinairport.com. Good car hire facilities are available. Independent operators run coach services from the airport to Galway, departing outside the arrivals terminal Go Bus & City Link. There is also a train service which runs from the centre of Dublin (Heuston Station). Please allow one-hour minimum for transfer from airport to the train station. See www.citylink.ie or www.gobus.com for bus timetables direct from Dublin Airport to Galway City.
There is a regular rail service between Dublin and Galway, and transfers to different lines to other destinations are straightforward. Timetables, ticket prices and all other information regarding rail travel in Ireland can be found on the Irish Rail web site: www.irishrail.ie
If you wish to hire a car to travel to Galway or to tour the West of Ireland while visiting Galway, most car hire companies have outlets in the various airports. The following link will display information on car hire companies here in Galway. www.galway1.ie/results.tmpl?searchtext=car%20hire&comparison=wa