Planning a European getaway? We’ve put together this helpful list of airports in Ireland to get you started. Our Irish airport guides include all the information you need to know before you go. Just choose your city below and find information about local airports such as facilities, transfer tips, parking info, how to get around town, car rental and other helpful details for an unforgettable trip to Ireland.
Here are some of the top airports in Ireland:
Shannon Airport (SNN) is the third-busiest airport in Ireland (after Dublin and Cork), currently seeing almost 2 million passengers a year. Flights to Shannon Airport arrive from across the UK, as well as from a few key hubs elsewhere in Europe and the US. The five busiest routes include those to the three London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted), as well as Newark and JFK in the US.
Shannon Airport was the first airport in the world to offer full US pre-clearance outside of the Americas. However, changes to flights offered in recent years has seen a dramatic (almost 40 percent) drop in annual passengers. The airport has few facilities and is not as busy as it used to be, but staff members are friendly and your experience of this efficient little airport should be a good one.
Dublin International Airport (DUB) is the busiest airport in Ireland. It’s just 6 miles (10km) from Dublin’s city center, situated on the east coast. It has an extensive short- and medium-haul flight network around Ireland and the UK, although some larger international airlines do have direct flights to Dublin Airport from the Middle East, other parts of Europe and the United States.
Recently, there’s been an increased demand to and from popular holiday spots in the Mediterranean and American shopping destinations like New York. The airport itself is clean and functional, with a variety of shops and restaurants in all sections of the terminals. It’s a great gateway into Dublin city, which is demographically one of the youngest cities in Europe (50% of the population is under 25). The area has a good public transport system and the airport is easily accessible by car or bus.
Featuring a brand-new, state-of-the-art terminal building which only opened in 2006, Cork Airport is a very pleasant hub to transit through while on your Emerald Isle adventure.
Flights to Cork Airport are mainly provided by charter airlines and low-cost carriers, such as Jet2.com, Ryanair, and Wizz Air. Seeing nearly 2.5 million passengers annually, Cork Airport is the second-busiest in Ireland, after Dublin.