Galway Airport

Galway Airport


Galway Airport is conveniently located just 5 miles (8km) from Galway City centre and is an ideal gateway, for those visiting or on business, to witness and experience the uniqueness that is Galway and the West of Ireland region. As well as providing access to the West and the main cities in Ireland, Galway airport also operates flights to a range of destinations in the UK and from there onwards to a number of international destinations.

Information Desk

Upon arrival to Galway, the airport Information Desk is located directly in front of the main entrance door to the Terminal Building for anyone requiring any assistance on their visit.

Check -In

The Check-In desks at Galway Airport are located to your right as you enter through the main entrance door of the Terminal Building. Galway Airport recommends that departing passengers plan to arrive at the Check-In area at least 60 minutes prior to their scheduled flight departure time. Check-In for all flights will close at 30 minutes prior to the scheduled Departure time. There is no exception allowed.

The main modes of transport out of Galway airport is by car or taxi.
The taxi rank is located to the left as you exit through the main door of the Terminal Building. Fare to Galway City Centre is approximately €15. The Big-O-Taxi-Co (091-58 58 58) are the official Taxi partners for Galway Airport and provide full cover for all incoming flights irrespective of flight arrival time.

The best way to see Galway and its surrounds however is by car. To avail of a rental car during your vacation in Ireland check out the Hertz, Avis and Budget Hire Car, car rental desks which are located within the airport.

While the main transport from Galway airport is by car or taxi, there is a once daily bus service from Galway Airport to the Central Bus Station (Ceannt Station) in Galway City Centre operating on a Monday to Saturday basis (excluding Sundays and public holidays) departing Galway airport at 14:10 each day and arriving at the city centre at 14:25. Fare is €3.30 Single/ €5.50 Return.

Car Parking at Galway Airport
For those driving to and from Galway Airport there are two car parks available. Car Park 1 is located directly in front of the main Terminal Building and Car Park 2 is adjacent to the main Terminal Building where Standard car parking rates apply. Baggage trolleys are available in both car parks.
Please note that the area immediately outside the Terminal Building is a Set-Down Area and Bus bay area ONLY.

Galway airport operates direct flights to and from the following destinations:

Inis Mor, (in the Aran Islands checkout for more details)
London Luton,
Belfast City,
Leeds Bradford


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