Donegal Airport

Donegal Airport


Donegal Airport (also known as Carrickfinn Airport) is situated on the North-West Irish coast, just over 3.7km from Bunbeg in Carrickfinn. The regional airport is around a 15-minute drive from Gweedore and Dungloe, and around 45 minutes from Letterkenny. Donegal Airport offers a gateway to the North West of Ireland.

Prior to the mid-1980s, the runway at Donegal Airport was simply a grass strip. Since then, the airport has received funding from the Irish government, private investors, and the European Union to expand the airport. This funding led to development during the 1990s, which included a new terminal building.

In comparison to Ireland’s other major airports, Donegal Airport only receives a small number of visitors. In 2015, just over 36,000 passengers passed through Donegal Airport. Currently, only Aer Lingus Regional operates from Donegal Airport. Flights are available from Donegal to Dublin and Glasgow.  


Amenities at Donegal Airport

Donegal Airport has extremely limited facilities. There is an ATM, and wireless broadband is also available. Enterprise has a desk at the airport, where you can book car hire if required. Taxi services are also available, although it is recommended that you book your taxi in advance if possible.


Restaurants and Shops at Donegal Airport

Café Bar Carraigfhinne & Shop offers drinks, light snacks, and Irish souvenirs. Menu options are limited, however, and it may be worth eating before you arrive at the airport. The nearby Bonners Bar in Kincasslagh is just 2 km from the airport, if you fancy a tipple before your flight.


Getting to & from the Airport


Donegal Airport is located on the R266, just before Carrickfinn. The R266 is located just off the R259, which is the main road in the area. This road connects much of Donegal with the larger N56, which goes to both Donegal and Letterkenny.

For Sat Nav (and smartphone) users, the airport’s address is Donegal Airport, Carrickfinn, Kincasslagh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Enterprise offer car hire at Donegal Airport. You’ll find the Enterprise car hire desk inside the terminal building.



Taxis are available to and from Donegal Airport from local firms such as Hughes Taxi (087-2618885) and Josie Joe's Larsson Cabs (087 6536272). If you are travelling as part of a group and need a transfer service, contact Cronan Mac Minibus & Coach Hire (087 2378888). It is recommended that you book your taxi service in advance. 

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 Airport Contact Details

Donegal Airport

County Donegal,

Tel:+353 (0)74 9548284
Fax:+353 (0)74 9548483


Airports Donegal

 Location Details

Longitude:8° 20' 25'' W
Latitude:55° 2' 30'' N

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