Ireland West Airport West has a full range of public transport options on offer. Arriving passengers have plenty of options, including buses, taxis and cheap hire cars.


Charlestown is the nearest city, though there is not much there of interest to tourists beyond bus and rail terminals. If you intend to make use of these services, you can transfer from the terminal to Charlestown via airport shuttle. Most visitors hire a car and head south to Knock or even Galway.


Here is a breakdown of the transport offerings at Knock Airport:


Car rental

Cheap car hire at Knock Airport can be arranged through Europcar in the Arrivals Hall. Car hire desks are located on the far outside wall. The collection process is quick and easy, especially for those who pre-booked their service on the Internet.


Bus Éireann operates all of the coach service to and from Knock Airport. A shuttle bus transports passengers to Charlestown, which is nearby and offers more complete access to the public transport network. There is also a bus that connects from the airport to Galway, Mayo and other cities in the region.



Taxis are a particularly convenient – if expensive – means of getting to and from the airport. Cars queue in the rank outside of the main terminal. Arriving passengers can contact specific drivers for pre-booking. In addition to taxis, luxury limousines can also be booked, but this has to be done in advance.


Car Parking

Knock Airport offers great and reasonably priced car parking options. You can book right here. Knock Airport Car Parking offer not only the lowest rates but also the convenience of being 5 minutes from the terminal. You can also grab the Europcar courtesy bus and be there in seconds.