Getting to Achill Island

Achill is located on the west coast of County Mayo, Ireland, and is accessible only by road. Achill is a four hour drive from Dublin and from Shannon airport, or five to six hours from Belfast.

For international visitors, Ireland West Airport Knock provides excellent access and is a 75 minute drive from Achill. This fast-growing regional airport offers flights to and from numerous UK destinations including: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted and Manchester. These services mean that Achill is less than 3 hours away from the U.K.

Rail services are available from Dublin to Westport or Castlebar, while a daily bus service connects Achill to these two towns and the national bus network.

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