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Getting to Mayo

Getting to County Mayo is very easy with its efficient transport links, better road infrastructure and all new services around the county. Start planning a holiday and make your visit to Mayo worthwhile. It’s so simple! In Mayo the main tourism destinations are readily accessible. Find the best options to suit you and you’ll be there!

Travelling by Plane

The quickest way to get to Mayo is flying. There are numerous continental and intercontinental flights landing in the main Irish airports :

Ireland West Airport Knock
Knock, Co. Mayo
Tel: + 353 (0)94 9368100
Fax: + 353 (0)94 9367994
Email:  info@irelandwestairport.com

Dublin Airport
Tel +353 (0)1 8141111
Email:  information.queries@daa.ie

Shannon Airport
Shannon, Co. Clare
Tel +353 (0)61 712000
Fax +353 (0)91 752876
Email:  customercomments@daa.ie

Galway Airport
Carnmore, Co. Galway
Tel + 353 (0)91 755569.
Fax +353 (0)91 752876
Email:  info@galwayairport.com

Ireland West Airport Knock

Travelling by Train

Many of the rail services from the east and south of Ireland and Dublin service the main Mayo towns of Westport and Castlebar via Athlone Town, in the centre of Ireland.

Passengers can travel easily to Mayo and experience the busy and vibrant atmosphere of an Irish rail station!

Irish rail services also offer facilities for all customers with disabilities, visitors interested in taking a train journey with their own bike or travelling with pets.

Car parking facilities are also available at stations. Please visit  www.irishrail.ie  for services, timetables and fares.

Travelling by Ferry

Visitors, who want to travel to Mayo with their own car, can consider the many Ferry Operators sailing from the UK and France to Dublin and other ports on the eastern and southern coast of Ireland.

Irish Ferries

Stena Line

P&O Ferries

Travelling by Car

The best way to visit County Mayo is travelling by car. At airports and ferry terminals there are many car rental companies that can provide the right car for you and with a good map or GPS you are ready to go!

Driving here is an exciting experience, miles after miles of unspoiled corners, wild landscapes and seascapes can be discovered; you’ll talk about them for years to come!

There are many visitor itineraries spread all over the county, to choose from, such as: The Wild Atlantic Way, the Atlantic Tour and the Blue Flag Tour, but, if you are inspired, you can create your own tour you like best.

Big sky country, Ballycroy National Park, County Mayo, Ireland.
Distances From Mayo Towns (in Miles)
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Travelling by Bus

The national bus carrier, Bus Eireann, has an extensive selection of public bus services throughout the West of Ireland and Mayo. Bus Eireann offers many open-road visitor bus passes that allow unlimited travel on bus services for several days.

From June to September, each Tuesday, Bus Eireann also organises guided bus tours, available out of BallinaWestportCastlebar to Achill Island.

Bus Éireann is introducing a number of timetable changes on Sunday 13th March 2016. These will some routes in the Mayo Region.

In summary:

Route 440 – Westport/Ireland West Airport Knock

Existing 1215 Westport/Ireland West Airport Knock will depart 1205 to improve Dublin connection.

Existing 1445 Ireland West Airport Knock/Westport will depart 1500 to improve connection at Charlestown.

Route 446 – Blacksod/Ballina

Earlier departure (0805) from Belmullet in order to give morning connection from Ballina to Sligo and Castlebar/Westport.

Later departure (1820) from Ballina to Belmullet to ensure connections are in.

Intermediate run time changes along the route.

Route 450 – Westport/Louisburgh

1600 Westport/Louisburgh will depart 1610.

Route 456 – Ballina/Westport/Galway

New 1010 Ballina/Westport service.

New 1640 Westport/Ballina service.

All 456 services will operate via Westport, giving Westport a better frequency.

The 1345 Galway/Ballina 456 service will depart Galway at 1300.

Existing 1430 Ballina/Castlebar 456 service will operate at 1440 and continue to Westport after Castlebar.

Locations currently served by route 456 on one day per week – Roundfort, Carnacon, Hollymount and Belcarra – will be served by a new 442 service on Tuesdays, linking these locations with Castlebar.

Note the existing route 66 service at 1700 Castlebar/Swinford/Charlestown service will not operate. Customers will have other connecting options available at 1700 from Castlebar.

Route 458 – Ballina/Sligo/Enniskillen

A new timetable will be introduced. There will be an additional weekday service in each direction on the Sligo/Ballina section of the route and also additional Sunday services on Sligo/Ballina and Sligo/Enniskillen.

Departure and arrival times will be changing for many services. The 0710 Ballina/Sligo will operate through to Sligo and will arrive Sligo town at 0845. The current 1545 service departing Sligo to Enniskillen will now depart at the earlier time of 1445.

Note the route number 66 will become route 458 – Ballina/Sligo/Enniskillen and will offer improved connections to and from Dungannon and Belfast.

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