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Distance from GWY to:

Cliffs of Moher 73 km
Aran Islands 82 km
Connemara 86 km

Nearest Major Airports:

Shannon Airport 80 km
Knock Airport 84 km
Cork Airport 198 km

Car Hire Galway

Galway Airport Guide

The city of Galway is in the west of Ireland and known the ‘city of tribes’. It is a university city with lots of culture and nightlife as well as being a great base for exploring the area with your car hire Galway.  In the city you can see the eclectic Galway Cathedral and find out more about the city’s history at Galway City Museum. Walking tours are popular and you can also walk the promenade at Salthill. Take the Corrib Princess along the river or venture out on a ferry to the Aran Islands. Nearby, are the incredible landscapes of Connemara and The Burren and also the Cliffs of Moher.

Galway Airport Directions

The airport is 11 km from the city via the N6 and Bothar na dTreabh. With your car hire Galway Airport the journey should take no more than 20 minutes.

Galway Airport Parking

The airport has 2 car parks. Premium parking is available opposite the terminal and there is also short stay and long stay parking next to the terminal, at a cheaper rate.

Galway Airport Flight Information

The airport was previously served by Aer Arann and flights were available to the UK and France. Unfortunately, at the present time there are no scheduled flights from the airport, but it is open to general aviation and private aircraft. Seasonal charter flights may become available.

Hotels Near Galway Airport

There are no hotels at the airport but the Maldron Hotel and Leisure Centre and the Clayton Hotel are a 5 minute drive away.

Galway Time Zone

Galway is in the Western Europe Time Zone and on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+0).

Galway Info

There is an information desk at the airport for any enquiries you may have about the airport and local area. Free Wi-Fi is available and there are internet kiosks too. A gift shop sells local souvenirs and handicrafts and there are vending machines if you need a quick snack. You can watch for aircraft from the viewing area at the AV-8 Cafe and Bar and enjoy hearty local dishes at the same time.

Galway Airport Trivia:

  • Galway Airport is located in the town of Carnmore.
  • The airport was a hub for Aer Arann.
  • In 2010, 160,000 passengers passed through Galway Airport.
  • At present, there are no scheduled flights from the airport.
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