To get to the island of Inis Meáin from mainland Ireland:
Ferry - The main service is a comfortable passenger ferry from Ros a Mhil, Co. Galway with www.aranislandferries.com.
Plane - There is a 9-seater plane from Connemara Airport in Inverin, Co. Galway with www.aerarannislands.ie.
Private Transport - Private helicopters and planes can land on the island airstrip and private boats can berth overnight at the island pier.
To get to the Ferry or Plane from Galway City:
Car from Galway City – driving west from Galway, Ros a Mhíl Ferry Terminal and Connemara Airport in Inverin are both signposted off the main coast road R336 past Spiddal. Guests should leave Galway City 2 hours before the departure time of the ferry or plane to allow for parking and traffic delays as the R336 is a narrow regional road.
Bus from Galway City – contact Aran Island Ferries or Aer Arann Islands who operate transfer buses from Galway City.
To get to Ireland and Galway City:
Dublin Airport is the most convenient to fly into, as it has a larger choice of flights into it than any other Irish airport, with airlines www.aerlingus.com, www.ryanair.com and www.aerarann.com.
Dublin Airport also has the best onward ground connections. If your time in Ireland is short, direct buses to Galway City are available from Dublin airport with www.gobus.ie or a private chauffeur can be arranged. If your time is longer and you plan to visit other areas besides Inis Meáin and Galway/Dublin City then hiring a car at the airport is a good option. It is a 2.5 hour motorway drive from Dublin Airport to Galway City.
To get to Inis Meáin from Doolin, Co. Clare
There is a by-request smaller ferry service with www.doolin2aranferries.ie from Doolin, Co. Clare, however please get in touch with us for more information regarding this option.