Knock Transport Options
Travellers in need of immediate accommodations upon arriving at Ireland West Airport Knock can find a range of sleeping options at Claremorris, about 30 kilometres to the south. Galway City, the largest in Connacht province, is about 90 kilometres to the south. Sligo lies 60 kilometres to the north.
The N17 motorway passes directly to the east of the airport. Junctions with N5 and N83 are within 5 kilometres of the north and south, respectively. Knock Airport car hire offers a traveller the freedom to explore the area on a customised timetable. The N5 leads to junctions with the N59 (skirting the scenic coastal area to the west) as well as the N2 and N61 motorways. Junctions with additional arteries can be found near Galway and Sligo.
The airport's long- and short-term car parks have 1,500 total parking spaces with 24-hour surveillance. Automated payment by credit card allows drivers to avoid queuing at pay stations.
Bus Éireann schedules regular service to Sligo (1 hour), Westport (1 hour, 30 minutes), Galway (2 hours), Achill Island (3 hours, 30 minutes), Derry (3 hours, 45 minutes), Dublin (4 hours) and points in between. From the stop in Charlestown (15 minutes from the airport), connections to Ballina (35 minutes), Belfast (6 hours) and many other destinations are available.
Licensed by the airport itself, Airport Cabs queue up immediately outside the terminal.Guidelines for fares (around €1.25 per kilometres) are listed at the airport's website, but the final price is to be negotiated between driver and passenger. Limo and private cars can be booked in advance.
Rail stations in Ballyhaunis (20 kilometres) and Claremorris (30 kilometres) are accessible by Airport Cab or bus service. Trains run from Dublin to Sligo, Ballina, Westport and Galway.