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Ireland West Airport Knock

General information

The fourth busiest airport in the country lies in the northwest of Ireland. The airport is located in a rural area without any city nearby as the nearest city is Galway (90 kilometres). The village of Knock, 20 kilometres from the airport, has no more than 1,000 inhabitants. Every departing passenger aged 12 years and over must pay a surcharge (Development Fee) of € 10.00 at the airport, the proceeds are used for infrastructure developments.


Where is Ireland West Airport Knock situated?

The airport is situated north of Galway. The primary road N17 is close to Ireland West Airport Knock, it makes the airport easily accessible by car.

How many terminals does Ireland West Airport Knock have?

Ireland West Airport Knock has one small terminal.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Ireland West Airport Knock are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Ireland.

Airport Distance
Shannon Airport 135km
Dublin Airport 177km
Belfast International Airport (United Kingdom) 188km
Kerry Airport 199km



The distance from Ireland West Airport Knock to the centre of Galway is 50 kilometres. By car, it takes 80 minutes to get to the centre of Galway.

From NOC Airport to Galway City centre by Car
50 km

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Ireland West Airport Knock by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Ireland West Airport Knock you can travel by bus. Visit the Ireland West Airport Knock transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Ireland West Airport Knock. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Galway is about € 150.-. Book your taxi at Ireland West Airport Knock and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From NOC Airport to Galway City centre by Taxi
50 km
€ 150.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Ireland West Airport Knock you can rent a car from car rental companies Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Avis and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Ireland West Airport Knock offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Ireland West Airport Knock? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Ireland West Airport Knock.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Ireland West Airport Knock?

We offer you a list of airlines at Ireland West Airport Knock. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ryanair
  • Aer Lingus


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Ireland West Airport Knock? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The Gateway Hotel, Swinford

Centrally located in the beautiful market town of Swimford in County Mayo, only 15 minutes drive from Ireland West Airport Knock, the family-run Gateway Hotel is truly the gateway to the West of Ireland, just off the main N5.


The Yeats County Inn Hotel, Tobercurry

Located just 8.5 km from Charlestown in the village of Curry, The Yeats County Inn Hotel offers a garden and a restaurant, just a 19-minute drive from Knock International Airport. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.


Kiltimagh Park Hotel, Kiltimagh

The luxurious Kiltimagh Park Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the centre of Kiltmagh, in West Ireland. It offers individually designed rooms and a gourmet restaurant. The spacious rooms at the Kiltimagh Park Hotel are elegantly furnished and feature...

Hotels in Galway

Looking for the best hotels in Galway? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Park House Hotel, Galway

In central Galway, the Park House Hotel blends the warmth and personality of a boutique hotel with 4-star luxury. It offers an award-winning restaurant and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.


The Connacht Hotel, Galway

The Connacht Hotel is located close to Lough Atalia, 1.5 miles from the city centre. It boasts a leisure centre with a 20-metre pool, spacious rooms, free Wi-Fi, and free parking.


Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway, Galway

Less than a 15-minute walk away from Galway city centre, the modern 4-star Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway is located at Headford Point. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, free underground parking and a fine restaurant.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Ireland West Airport Knock. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


5-Day Tour of Northern Ireland

Your adventures begin in the north west in wild Connemara. Enjoy Ireland's natural, rugged beauty before discovering the party capital Galway. Head to Northern Ireland and visit historic Derry, Donegal and Belfast.


Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Abbey & Galway Day Tour

Explore Ireland’s scenic landscapes on a trip to the Cliffs of Moher on a day trip by bus. Visit Galway and the Burren, and see the monastic ruins of Kilmacduagh.

Tour & transport

From Dublin: Cliffs of Moher and Galway City Full-Day Trip

Experience Ireland’s wild Atlantic coastline on a guided tour of the Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy lunch in Doolin, see the unique Burren landscape, and visit lively Galway.


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