Flights to Newry
The welcoming city of Newry is situated in a leafy Northern Irish valley close to the border with the Republic of Ireland. Founded in 1144, the ruins of the Cistercian monastery upon which the city first emerged are still visible today. What was long ago a Bronze Age settlement is today a popular tourist destination.
Despite its rich heritage Newry has one foot firmly in the contemporary world. If you book a flight today you can experience its glorious mix of the old and the new. You can take in its vibrant shops, bars, modern art galleries and unique luxury hotels for yourself. With a clear river and a misty past running through the city, flying to Newry is a great way to get away from it all yet still be in the heart of it. Book your flight today.
Flying to Newry
When booking flights to Newry, you might want to fly to Belfast International Airport, situated in Country Antrim on the striking shores of the Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland’s largest freshwater lake. Keep an eye out for the lush Irish countryside as your flight comes in to land – it’s a great taster of what’s to come. Belfast International Airport is just 50 miles from Newry’s historic centre.
Located in the centre of the capital, the George Best Belfast City Airport is also nearby, giving you more flexibility when booking flights to Newry.
Where Can You Fly From?
Belfast City Airport accepts flights from all over the UK, including major London airports. Belfast International caters for an even broader selection of airlines, ensuring you’ll have no shortage of places to fly from. Wherever’s convenient, be it London Gatwick, Luton, Stansted or London City airport – or perhaps a flight from one of the UK’s many other destinations, such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Exeter, Bristol or Southampton – you’ll easily find a flight to Newry.
Getting to Newry Once Your Flight Arrives
Once your flight arrives, Newry is about an hour’s drive via the A1 or the A26 roads, or the M6 motorway. There’s also a regular bus service running from Belfast City to Newry, and the city’s canal side train station is the last stop on the Northern Irish side of the Dublin-Belfast train line. You could also rent a car with Expedia and pick it up at the airport once your flight lands.
Once in Newry, you may want to get out and stretch your legs and the Newry Canal is a great spot for a trouble-free walk. The oldest canal in Britain or Ireland, it opened in 1742 and now runs alongside many pretty townhouses, delightful restaurants and local shops. You could also venture out on one of Newry’s terrifying night time ghost walks, discovering the darkest tales of the city as a guide draws you through its murky back streets.
Book a Flight to Newry Today
Whether you love hiking, rock climbing, dining out or simply exploring the imitable Irish countryside, Newry makes the perfect relaxing break.