Bus, Rail & Road Travel to Achill Island, Ireland

Achill is the largest of Ireland's Islands and has been connected to the mainland by bridge since 1887, so no need for you to worry about ferry times, just drive straight on to the island.

For those of you travelling by train, the closest stations are in Castlebar (65kms) from Achill, and Westport (45kms) from Achill.  



                      Bus Eireann Timetable


You can also avail of The Great Western Greenway, and cycle from Westport or Newport to Achill Sound and then continue around the island using a combination of the 3 Achill Island cycle routes.




There is approximately 800 kms  of motorway in Ireland. So that means you will mainly be driving on a selection of primary and secondary national roads, we recommend you adjust your travel times to suit, in order to avoid disappointment.  Here are a selection of towns, distances and approximate driving times.


Westport 45 kms - 50mins
Castlebar 65 kms - 60mins
Dublin Airport 320 kms - 4hrs 15mins
Belfast Airport 350 kms - 5hrs
Knock Airport 105 kms - 1hr 45mins
Shannon Airport 222 kms - 3hr 10mins
Cork Airport 342 kms - 4hrs 50mins
Please note that these are estimated times under ideal conditions- and please remember to drive on the left !
Of course, you could also arrive by helicopter if you desire !, directions available on request!!

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