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Connemara is located in County Galway along the western seaboard. Ireland has a good road network and it is easy to travel to Galway from all corners of the country. There are bus and train services from all of Ireland’s major cities and buses from airports including Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock.

 

Fly

Dublin (DUB) is Ireland’s biggest airport with direct flights arriving daily from most parts of Europe, the USA and the Middle East. Shannon(SNN) and Ireland West Airport Knock(NOC) are just over an hour from Connemara and both offer transfers to Galway City. See below for more information:

https://www.dublinairport.com/
https://irelandwestairport.com/
https://www.shannonairport.ie/
http://www.irishtourist.com/travel-info/airports-in-ireland/

Bus

There are two bus services from Galway city to Connemara. Citylink departs from the New Coach Station, serves North Connemara and stops in the following places; Moycullen, Oughterard, Maam Cross, Recess, Clifden, Letterfrack and Cleggan. Bus Éireann 424 departs from Galway Bus Station, Eyre Square, and serves the Gaelic Coast and stops in the following places; Barna, Furbo, Spiddal, Inverin, Rossaveal, Costello, Carraroe. There is also a limited service to Screebe, Kilkieran, Carna, Bealadangan, Tiernee and Lettermore.

Check http://www.buseireann.ie/ and https://www.citylink.ie/ for details.

Train

Galway city is accessible by train from a number of Irish cities including Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Limerick. Buses go to Connemara from the New Coach Station and Galway Bus Station, both are in close proximity to the train station.

Check http://www.irishrail.ie/ for details.

Ferries

Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Belfast and Larne are served by car ferry from Britain. Rosslare is served by car ferries from Britain and France. Cork is served by car ferries from Britain, France and Spain.

http://www.brittanyferries.ie/

https://www.irishferries.com/

http://www.poferries.com/

https://www.stenaline.ie/

https://www.steam-packet.com

Car Rental

Renting a car gives you more freedom to travel where and when you want. Click the link below for a guide on Irish car rentals:

https://www.irishcarrentals.com/renting-a-car-in-ireland.php