Getting Here – Let us help you plan your trip to Doolin with our guide on getting here. View information on local airports, national bus services, local taxi services, driving directions, and more. This guide will help you embark on your journey to our great little village.
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Fly to Shannon Airport
Where possible we recommend flying to Shannon Airport, a small, modern & accessible airport, located under 65km or 40 miles from Doolin – less than an hour’s drive. For direct routes, timetables & info check out: – shannonairport.ie
Hire a Car
If you’re anxious to ‘see it all’ at your own pace, it’s best to hire a car. There are a number of hire companies located at the arrivals terminal in all airports.
Top Driving Tips!
- We drive on the left, you’ll soon get the hang of it!
- It’s mostly ‘stick-shifts’, you can expect to pay a premium for an automatic car, particularly in high season.
- Irish roads can be narrow, particularly along the wild Atlantic Way, opt for a smaller car & say no to ‘upgrades’!
- Don’t forget your GPS! We are 53° 0′ 57.7044” N and 9° 22′ 38.7120” W.
Taxi & Private Transfers
A popular way for small groups and families to see Doolin & the Burren, is to hire a private driver. Tours are built around your ideal Irish holiday and are a great way to immerse yourself in the culture and meet the people who know and love the area.
If you’d prefer to sit back and let someone else do the driving, Doolin is served by a national bus service. There are other options if coming from different areas. Please see below.
From Shannon Airport take the Bus Eireann Route 343 Bus to Ennis, then transfer to the Bus Eireann Route 350 which stops in Doolin.
From Galway take the Bus Eireann Route 350 Bus to Doolin.
From Dublin/Dublin Airport via Galway by bus take the Dublin to Galway City Link express bus to Galway City, then transfer to the Bus Eireann Route 350 Bus to Doolin. By train via Galway, take the Irish Rail Dublin Heuston to Galway City train, then transfer to the Bus Eireann Route 350 Bus to Doolin.
Check out this handy journey planner for public transport information: