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Donegal Airport is situated near the town of Carrickfinn in Kincasslagh on the west coast of County Donegal, amid some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery.
Known as Carrickfinn Airport by many locals, Donegal Airport is approximately 45 miles from Donegal Town, so once your flight has landed, you can be enjoying all the attractions and friendly culture of the town in hardly any time at all.
The road journey to Donegal Town takes just an hour or so, so you can start sightseeing right away. Why not take a tour of fascinating Donegal Castle, enjoy a cruise around Donegal Bay or head out of town to drink in the awe-inspiring countryside such as the wild coastal scenery along the famous Wild Atlantic Way tourist trail.
A number of airlines offer flight routes that take in Donegal Airport, flying via cities such as Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow and Manchester. Flights between Donegal Airport and Dublin tend to operate twice daily and take less than an hour, while flights between Donegal and Glasgow, for instance, run around four times weekly and take around an hour.
Donegal Airport is only accessible by road and connects to Donegal Town via the nearby national N56 road. So, perhaps your best option is to arrange car hire with Expedia before you arrive, so once your flight lands, you can enjoy a hassle-free getaway and head for Donegal Town at your own pace.
Rather than rush straight into town you could, for instance, venture out into the surrounding area. Wonder at Donegal’s untamed coastline washed by the Atlantic Sea, explore the stunning Bluestack Mountains, admire the scenic beauty of Lough Eske or trace the Wild Atlantic Way — it’s up to you.
Flights to Donegal are a great idea any time of year. Donegal Town’s attractions are appealing all year-round, and the town’s warm Irish hospitality and the welcoming craic of its pubs and bars can be even more alluring in the colder months.
In spring, summer and autumn, Donegal Town comes into its own, with the opportunity to enjoy outdoor sights such as the ruins of the 15th-century, take a cruise on the Donegal Bay Waterbus, or join in the town’s regular country music events and annual August food festival.
Whatever the month, however, flights to Donegal give you a direct route to the charming town, the epic cliffs and beaches along the nearby Wild Atlantic Way and the green rolling hills, glassy lakes and traditional villages that lie just a short drive inland.
Whether you’re waiting for a flight or you’ve just arrived, Donegal Airport offers all the travel essentials. At the terminal, you’ll find a café, shop, ATM, tourist information office and wireless broadband. Add a car hire desk, taxi rank and parking, plus a choice of hotels and guesthouses nearby, and you’ve got everything you need for a smooth flight arrival or departure.