Why Galway

Galway is connected to the world by three airports

Ireland is easily accessible from the US, mainland Europe and the UK. Galway is connected by three airports to the north, east and south for your availability, budget, and capacity.

Galway is also well served with rail services and the expanding motorway network allows speedy, comfortable access to Dublin, Limerick, Shannon and further afield

Ireland West Airport – Knock
Distance: 1 hour to Galway City Centre
Destinations: UK, Continental & Mainland Europe
Description: It is possible to arrange charter flights to Ireland West Airport and can offer both car hire and public transfers to Galway. Please note an airport development tax of €10 is charged per person on departure.

With US Immigration clearance at Shannon, Galway is less than an hour from the US border.

Shannon Airport
: 1 hour to Galway City Centre
Destinations: USA and Canada (Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto), UK & Europe
Description: With over 1.75 million passengers passing through Shannon Airport offers Full US Customs and Border Protection preclearance saving you over 2 hours of travel time.

Dublin Airport
Distance: 2.2 hour to Galway City Centre
Destination: Over 200 destinations throughout 43 countries.
Description: Dublin Airport offers unrivalled international and national connectivity, with over 31.5 million passengers passing through. Dublin Airport also provides US Preclearance (USCBP).

Three international airports – all within two hours drive.

Port of Galway

The development of the Port of Galway is a proposed transformation of 17 acres of land surrounding the Inner Dock.

The Galway Harbour Project represents a once-in-a generation opportunity to develop a new and sustainable urban quarter in Galway city. Together with the proposed Port extension, there is an opportunity to expand our City to the water’s edge, future proof the port as a transport and renewable energy hub and support employment in the short, medium and long term.

The vision aims to deliver housing and to bolster our region’s economic, cultural and sustainable offering, whilst also boosting recreational and cultural tourism.

For more information and to visit their virtual consultation room click here