Getting to and from the starting and departure locations

getting from Ireland’s airports to the locations of your cycling tour

Our experience showed us that one of the deciding factors in booking a bicycle tour is the ease of arriving and departing from the trailhead and the last location of any tour. Over the years we have assembled an extensive knowledge in getting our guests from one place to another in the most convenient and cost-effective way and we are here to help you to organise this part of your vacation, whatever your point of arrival and departure in Ireland. These are just a few helpful pieces of information to help you to start planning but please feel free to contact us and we will be delighted to help.
There are 2 international airports: Shannon and Dublin. Whilst Shannon is closer to the West of Ireland, Dublin is the biggest airport in Ireland and as such has more flights coming into it. Both airports have a good public transport network to get you to places. But once you have decided where you are going to arrive into Ireland, then let us know and we will help to organise your transfers both to the start and from the finish of your bicycle tour. If you are not sure where you should arrive to, then please contact us and we will help you make the decision.

Private Transfers

We are happy to organise private transfers for you from any of the airports, train stations, or hotels to your starting location:

For more information about the options visit www.greenmarblecycletours.com/transfers/

Ireland has an extensive public transport system and underneath you will find the options to get you to the starting locations on bus or train.

Galway

From Dublin airport:

Option 1: From Dublin airport there are half-hourly busses to Galway and these are done by private operators, visit www.gobus.ie and www.citylink.ie – journey time approximately 3 – 4 hours

Option 2: Visit Irishrail for a train timetable from Dublin (Heuston station) to Galway. For the train from the airport you will have to take the Airlink bus or a taxi to the Heuston train station . Total journey time is approximately 3 – 4 hours.

From Shannon airport:

There are regular busses to Galway operated by the National Bus Company Bus Eireann, visit www.buseireann.ie – journey time approximately 2 – 2.5 hours

Westport

From Dublin airport:

Option 1: From Dublin airport, take the Airlink bus or a taxi to Heuston train station.
Visit Irishrail for a train timetable to Westport. Total journey time is approximately 4 – 4.5 hours.

From Shannon airport:

There are regular busses to Galway operated by Bus Eireann, visit www.buseireann.ie – journey time approximately 2 – 2.5 hours. Then from Galway continue on a Bus Eireann bus to Westport.

Clifden

Dublin to Clifden

  • You can take a Citylink bus or a Gobus directly from Dublin airport (or from Dublin city centre) to Galway and then a Citylink bus or a Bus Eireann bus from Galway directly to Clifden.

Shannon to Clifden

Take a bus from Shannon airport to Galway (visit Bus Eireann for a bus timetable) and then travel onwards to Clifden again by bus.

Killarney

Dublin to Killarney

Visit Irishrail for a daily train timetable from Dublin to Killarney. From Dublin airport you will have to take the bus Airlink to the Heuston train station.
There are also direct busses between the airport and Killarney Journey time is approximately 4 – 5 hours.