Achill Island Travel Information
Achill is located on the west coast of County Mayo, Ireland, and is accessible by road. Achill is a four hour drive from Dublin and from Shannon airport, or five to six hours from Belfast. Achill is accessible by the Michael Davitt Bridge, built in 2008 on the site of the original bridge which was constructed in 1887.
For international visitors, Ireland West Airport Knock (link) provides excellent access and is a 75 minute drive from Achill. This fast-growing regional airport offers flights to and from numerous UK destinations including: Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Luton & Stansted and Manchester. These services mean that Achill is less than 3 hours away from the U.K. The airport also offers flights to a number of European destinations.
Rail services are available from Dublin to Westport or Castlebar, while a bus service connects Achill to these two towns and the national bus network. Visit www.irishrail.ie or www.buseireann.ie.
For driving directions to Achill, visit www.theaa.ie/routes.
Travel by boat from our neighbor, Clare Island. Information on sailings can be found here.
Getting around on Achill Island can be tricky without a car, but there are a number of other options to help you make your way around this beautiful place….
We have a list of taxi providers here
Rent a bike from one of our bike hire providers here
Catch the public bus (seasonal services), check out the timetables on www.buseireann.ie