Knock Airport

Knock Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • In the past Knock Airport was known as the Connaught Regional Airport.
  • Knock Airport has charter flights to a number of European destinations.
  • Two aviation clubs are based at Knock Airport.
  • In 2009 Knock was voted as having the best regional airport in Ireland.
  • Knock Airport is located in County Mayo.

Knock Airport Mini Guide

What Should I Know About Knock Airport?
Knock Airport, twice voted the best regional airport is a result of the determination of  Monsignor James Horan and his long struggle to ensure the airport was built at Knock the story of which has actually inspired the musical ‘On a Wing and a Prayer’. In the heart of the true west of Ireland it provides employment to many and brings life to the surrounding area. It has all the facilities expected in a modern airport including free high speed WiFi throughout the terminal and is a real gateway to Connaught and the West of Ireland. It has a wide range of routes into the airport from all over Europe and even from Turkey starting this year.

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How do I Find it?
Take the first left by the red tractor in the big field, just kidding!, although Knock Airport is in a rural location It is clearly sign posted and easy to find. It is located about halfway between Sligo and Galway City and can be reached by following the main N17 road. If you prefer to relax and enjoy the countryside the airport is served by all local taxi and Hackney cabs and linked to all major towns by the Irish bus service Bus Eireann, details of their time table and routes can be found on the official Bus Eireann website. If you yearn for luxury and like to arrive in style there is a pre-bookable limousine service also available.

Can I Shop at Knock?
Of course! From designer goods to books and magazines, all the expected brands are available. So, don’t worry about those gifts you’ve forgotten as you’ll find something for everyone at the travel value shop in Knock Airport.  If you are all out of ideas why not try the luck of the Irish and purchase a lottery or ‘Lotto’ ticket at the XL newsagent which is located in the main airport building. Remember “If you’re not in, you can’t win,” so the slogan goes.

What Can I Eat?
For a full restaurant menu head to the Sláinte restaurant on the first floor of the terminal building, enjoy your lunch while plane spotting and taking in the view that overlooks the landing area. All meals from breakfast to lunch and a host of light snacks are also available.  For those of you travelling with children there is a nice play area to keep the little ones amused and if they are due a treat you can visit the popcorn and candyfloss booth. For an after dinner coffee, head to Danann's Cafe Bar on the ground floor or the newly opened Ireland West Cafe bar in the departures area.

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Is The Airport Wheelchair Accessible?
Yes it is, and it offers a free ‘meet and assist’ service to all passengers who may require assistance including from and to the aeroplane. It is recommended however that anyone requiring this service arranges it in advance by contacting the Airport Customer Service team at Knock Airport prior to their arrival. Further details and contact numbers may be found on the Ireland West Knock Airport website.

Latest Update from Knock Airport:

02/05/17 – Plans are under way to extend Knock Airport, however officials are currently left feeling frustrated due to a lack of funding. 

30/04/12 - Knock is a rapidly growing airport and has attracted new routes because of its business policies. This summer Lufthansa will fly there from Dusseldorf whilst Ryanair have added four more routes and Flybe an additional one on top. The airport's already meteoric growth is expected to continue with nearly a million passengers using the airport this year, up from 650,000 last year.

Driving in Knock Airport

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    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

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    Drink Drive Limit

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Knock Airport is also known as the Ireland West Airport Knock. A more common name for Knock Airport was Horan international Airport. More than half a million passengers use the airport on an annual basis making it one of the busiest airports in Ireland.

Knock Airport is located in the south west of Charlestown and using your hire car it is a short five and a half kilometre drive from outside of the city centre. Knock Airport is a relatively new airport in Ireland having opened in 1986 but it quickly had flights up and running with low cost Irish airlines including Ryanair.

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