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Getting to Ireland


Dublin (DUB) on the East Coast and Shannon (SNN) on the West Coast are the two main transatlantic airports, but you can also fly into Knock (NOC) in County Mayo. Belfast (BFS) is another possibility.


Aer Lingus offers nonstop service to Dublin or Shannon from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, New York (JFK), and San Francisco. American Airlines flies nonstop from Chicago to Dublin. Continental flies nonstop from Newark to Dublin. Delta flies nonstop from Atlanta and New York (JFK) to Dublin. US Airways flies nonstop from Philadelphia and Charlotte to Dublin.

Flight Times

Seven hours nonstop from New York; 10 hours nonstop from Los Angeles; 7.5 hours nonstop from Chicago.


There are car ferries to Ireland from Britain, arriving at Dublin, Rosslare in the Southeast, and Cork in the south. Crossings take two to three hours, with faster ferries crossing from Wales to Dublin in 99 minutes. There are also ferries from France (Roscoff to Cork takes around 14 hours, Cherbourg to Rosslare is 18 hours 30 minutes). The main ferry companies are Irish Ferries (, P&O and Stena Line (, and Brittany Ferries (

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