Knock Airport

Award-winning Ireland West Airport Knock, or Knock Airport, has grown rapidly in the past few years to become Ireland's fourth largest international airport. It now serves as the primary international gateway for the West, Midland, and Northwest regions of Ireland. Visitors to Knock can enjoy the picturesque splendours of the Irish countryside and make a pilgrimage to the world-famous Knock Shrine, which draws one and a half million visitors each year.

Background Information

Opened in 1986, Knock International Airport first offered a single Ryanair flight to and from London's Luton Airport. Aer Lingus began operating flights to Birmingham in 1995 and the airport has undergone a major expansion over the past few years. A number of low-cost and regional airlines now operate flights to the United Kingdom and Europe, including EasyJet, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Flybe, and Aer Lingus.

Getting To and From Knock Airport

It's a breeze getting to and from the airport with the range of ground transportation available at the Arrivals Concourse. Ireland West Airport Knock is served by a fleet of private taxis, with the average fare from the airport to the village of Knock hovering at about €25. Bus Eirann provides coach services to surrounding towns including Galway, Donegal, and Mayo. Car hire is also available from Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Europcar.

Airport Amenities

If you are dropping someone off or find you have time to pass after breezing through security, there are numerous facilities for passengers to enjoy. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the entire terminal as well as public telephones and a helpful Information Desk. Vending machines, ATM machines, and currency exchange bureaus are available to help you take care of basic shopping or banking needs. If you need to pick up a souvenir or any other basic sundries, there are newsagents as well as a Travel Value Shop offering a variety of luxury brand products, fine whiskeys and chocolates, and local souvenirs.

Should you find yourself craving one last creamy pint of Guinness before you board your flight, you can stop into Danann's Café Bar, which is open to ticketed passengers as well as the general public. Ireland West Café Bar offers an informal dining option, while Slainte Restaurant and Bar is a family-friendly fine dining option with a children's play area to tire the wee ones out before your flight.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

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Knock Airport in County Mayo in the West of Ireland is approximately an hour and a half’s drive from most of the surrounding cities and towns including Galway, Donegal, Longford, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon.

Knock Airport is easily reached by car via the N17 North to South road between Galway and Sligo; the main route to take if driving by car.

The driving distances to Knock Airport are 34 miles from Sligo, 53 miles from Galway and 74 miles from Donegal.
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Although there is no direct rail link to Knock Airport, the nearest railway stations, Claremorris, approximately 31 km away and Ballyhaunis, 22km away on the Dublin Heuston – Westport line have airport buses which operate regular services to and from their stations to Knock Airport.
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Bus Eireann operate a regular coach and bus service, serving many of the major towns and cities in the West Ireland area.

The number 66 bus travels to Knock Airport from Galway, Sligo, Donegal and Mayo while the Dublin can be reached by taking the number 22 bus.
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Knock Airport has a dedicated taxi rank outside the main terminal building.

Taxis can be pre-booked before arrival or simply hailed from outside the airport. Journey times will vary depending on your destination.

 Who flies to Ireland West Airport Knock

 Airport Contact Details

Ireland West Airport Knock Airport

Charlestown Co. Mayo Ireland,
Co Mayo,

Tel:+353 (0)94 9368100
Fax:+353 (0)94 9367994


Connaught Airport Development Company Ltd

 Location Details

Longitude:8° 48' 40'' W
Latitude:53° 54' 47'' N

 Airport Location

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