Access to Westport


Getting to Westport is easy with its efficient transport links, better road infrastructure and all new services around the county.

Westport is serviced by both Irish Rail and Bus Eireann. Services run 7 days a week, with Irish Rail links and Bus Eireann routes running to many locations throughout Ireland throughout the day.

Driving times from the main airports are:

  1. From Ireland West (Knock): 63km (39 miles) – 50 minutes
  2. From Shannon: 164km (102 miles) – 2 hours
  3. From Dublin: 252km (156 miles) – 3 hours and 30 minutes
  4. From Belfast: 305km (190 miles) – 4 hours 15 minutes
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Airport links

Ireland West Airport Knock is about 50 min drive from Westport, offering convenient – and often low-cost – access to the UK and many European destinations.

Tel: + 353 (0)94 9368100 /

Dublin International Airport is 3 hours 30 min on the M4 motorway to Westport and manages an average of 60,000 passengers per day, rising to 80,000 during the peak season, with more than 600 aircraft movements every day.

Tel +353 (0)1 8141111 /

Shannon airport is the second largest airport in Ireland and offers easy access to European cities and transatlantic destinations.

It is a 2 hour drive from Westport.

Tel +353 (0)61 712000 /

Trains, Bus & Car hire

Irish Rail /Iarnród Éireann (National Rail service)

Our conference hotel (and all town center hotels) are within walking distance, or a short cab ride from the Westport train station.

A 45 min- 1 hr bus ride with Bus Eireann (or via Taxi) will take you from Dublin Airport to Heuston Station. Links from Dublin City Centre (Heuston Station) to Westport Mayo. Journey time is 3.30mins.

The City Link Bus route from Dublin Airport (Bus 721) to Castlebar (a town only 15 minutes NE of Westport) is now available. The Bus takes you directly from Dublin (Zone 11) to Castlebar (Stephen Garvey Way) within 3-4 hours. A cab can then be taken directly to Westport.


Bus Eireann

our national bus service, operates a bus from Knock Airport, every 4 hours.

The journey takes 1h 9m

Telephone: +353 1 8366111/



Car Rental (available from all airports).

Please note we drive on the LEFT-hand side of the road.

Most rented cars are stick shift /manual gear boxes

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