Flights from Ireland West Airport Knock to Edinburgh
Flight information Ireland West Airport Knock to Edinburgh
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Average flight time, total distance 415 kilometres
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Flights from Knock to Edinburgh
This information is correct as of January 2016
Airlines that fly from Knock to Edinburgh
Currently Aer Lingus, British Airways, and FlyBE offer flights from Knock to Edinburgh.
Terminal Information – Departing
Knock Airport is just 20 minutes by car from the famous pilgrimage of the Knick Shrine in County Mayo. It is 126 miles from Dublin city centre which would take around 2.5 hours by car. Knock’s one terminal airport may be on the small side but it is well equipped with free wi-fi internet, a handful of shops including a newsagent, duty free and places to buy travel essentials and gifts. It has a selection of restaurants and places to purchase a meal or snack, baby changing facilities, cash machines, a lounge area and car hire available on site.
Terminal Information – Arriving
Edinburgh Airport 8 is just 8 miles from the city centre and can be reached easily by car via the A8 and by public transport. A new tram line connects the airport to the city centre. They depart every 8-12 minutes from outside the airport terminal. The journey time is 35-40 minutes and tickets cost £5* for a single fare. The Airlink 100 bus links the airport to the city centre and runs from 4am to 22 minutes past midnight. The journey time is 20-25 minutes and a single ticket costs £4.50* and an open return costs £7.50*. A Lothian Bus night service, the 44, operates every 30 minutes while the Lothian bus 35 links the airport to Ocean Terminal via the city centre. Taxis and car hire are also available from the airport.
Inside Edinburgh Airport there are a good selection of shops and services. There is a newsagent, chemist, large duty free shopping area, a couple of bars and restaurants, several cafes, a sushi bar and fast food eating places. There is even a champagne and oyster bar. There are cash machines, currency exchange desks, free wi-fi internet, baby care facilities, baby changing, car parking and business and conference services.
You do not need your passport with you when you’re flying within the UK but some form of identification is required. There are printers in the check-in area of KnockAirport, so there is no need to panic if you forget to print your boarding pass. If you have a smartphone you can store your boarding card electronically on your phone. Security can scan the e-barcode so you don’t need to worry about paper at all.
We recommend leaving plenty of time at the airport, so try not to arrive any later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. Queues at security are longer at weekends and during school holidays, so it’s worth giving yourself extra time.
What to expect in Edinburgh
Beautiful and historic Edinburgh is a treasure trove of listed buildings, over 5000 to be more precise. This world heritage city immerses you in everything from the Bronze Age period and the elegance of Georgian and Victorian architecture with its sweeping cobbled boulevards to the dark and murky medieval past of the Old Town. Stories of Burke and Hare come to life on the ancient Royal Mile that winds its way to the magnificent Castle perched high atop its rock perch with stunning views across the city. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is one of the most exuberant in the world and this is a city that knows how to party. Festivals, live music, great clubs, bars and restaurants make Edinburgh’s nightlife more than memorable. Superb museums and galleries offer up culture while the Edinburgh International Festival is a month long non-stop rollercoaster of famous comedians, theatre, dance and experimental entertainment. Beautiful green parks and hill walks will appeal to those who love the outdoors.
The weather in Edinburgh can be unpredictable at best with rain possible all year round. Late spring and summer are the warmest months while winters are chilly and wet. August is the city’s busiest time of year with the arrival of the International and Fringe Festivals. Because it is such a popular city with tourists, Edinburgh can be a little on the expensive side but eating out and staying on a budget is possible. A ticket for the castle costs from £15* for an adult, a coffee costs from £3*, a budget breakfast can be found for around £4.50* while a dinner for two in a mid range restaurant would cost from £30*. There are many local options and fast food outlets for eating out on the cheap as well as a range of B&Bs, backpackers hostels and budget hotels.
*Prices subject to change
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