Getting to Ireland by Plane
Ireland’s main international airport is Dublin Airport (DUB), while Shannon Airport (SNN), and Cork Airport (ORK) also handle a number of international and transatlantic flights. Kerry Airport (KIR) is smaller and has internal flights from Dublin and also flights from the UK, Spain and Germany. There are also international flights to Belfast International and Belfast City airport in Northern Ireland. From Belfast, it is a 2hr train or bus journey to Dublin.Check each airports website for a list of which airlines fly directly to them. Dublin has by far the most transatlantic flights but Shannon also has quite a few.
Which Airport for my Walking Holiday
Dublin is the arrival airport for our Wicklow Way walking holidays and our driver can meet you there. For our Dingle Way, Kerry Way and Beara Way walking holidays, Kerry Airport is the arrival airport and our driver can meet you there. For an additional charge, our driver can also meet you at Cork Airport or Shannon Airport.
Which Train Station for my Walking Holiday
For the Wicklow Way, our driver can meet you either at Dublin Airport or your city center hotel in Dublin. If arriving into Dublin by train there are two main train stations. Dublin Heuston is the arrival station for all trains from the South West and West of Ireland while Dublin Connolly is the arrival station from trains from the North West, Northern Ireland and the South East of Ireland. If you are arriving by bus, there are many different bus operators so please let us know your arrival time and bus company and our driver will meet you on your arrival.
For the Dingle Way, Tralee (Casement) is the best train station and our driver can meet you there on your arrival. The train takes about 3 hours 50 minutes from Dublin Heuston station to Tralee (Casement). There are normally between 6-8 train services every day.
There is only one train operator in Ireland and it is called Irish Rail. Tickets should be booked beforehand at Irish Rail as this can save up to 50% when compared with buying tickets at the station on the day of travel. Train tickets normally go on sale about 60 days before the date of travel.
If you wish to take the bus from Dublin to the west of Ireland, Dublin Coach is a good choice and has a frequent service from Dublin to both Tralee and Killarney. Our driver can meet you of the Dublin Coach service.
The Collection Points for our Walking Holidays
|Which Holiday||We can meet you at|
|Wicklow Walking Holidays||Dublin Airport or in Dublin City|
|Dingle Walking Holidays||Kerry Airport; Tralee Train or Bus Station|
|Kerry Walking Holidays||Kerry Airport; Killarney Train or Bus Station|
|Mallorca Walking Holidays||Palma de Mallorca Airport or Palma Ferry Terminal|
To Get to Ireland by Ferry
Ireland’s main sea ports are Dublin, Rosslare and Cork. There are direct ferry links with the UK and France. From Dublin, ferries are operated by Irish Ferries, Stena Line, P&O, and Norfolk Lines. From Rosslare, ferries are operated by Irish Ferries, Stena Line and Celtic Link. To Cork, ferries arrive from Roscoff in France – this service is operated by Brittany Ferries. If you arrive by car you can leave your car in the first guesthouse and we can return you back to it after your walking holiday.