My Irish Vacation
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Getting to Ireland.


AIR TRAVEL TO IRELAND

Planning a trip to Ireland has never been easier, or less expensive. There are now many airlines flying into Ireland from the United States, and you can get great deals, especially if you fly on weekdays, or during off-peak times. Most airlines will fly you into DUBLIN CITY or SHANNON and from there, it is easy to travel to other parts of Ireland by domestic flights, car, bus or train.

The following airlines fly direct into Dublin or Shannon from the USA. Aer Lingus is the national Irish airline, and regularly has great value prices on flights. The website is www.aerlingus.com and you can also sign up for their mailing list, and they will keep you informed of their regular flight sales.

Aer Lingus also codeshare with American Airlines www.aa.com

Other airlines that fly directly to Ireland include

Delta Airlines www.delta.com
Continental Airlines www.continental.com

DUBLIN OR SHANNON?
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland, on the East Coast. It is a good starting point for your vacation, as there are plenty of city-centre hotels offering good value accommodation, and plenty of sightseeing opportunities. See our suggested itineraries.
Shannon Airport is on the west coast of Ireland, and it is a good access point for the South and West of Ireland.

CAR HIRE IN IRELAND

All of the major car hire companies offer car hire facilities in Ireland, including automatic vehicles & satellite navigation. If you plan on a self-drive holiday, you can arrange a car when you book your flight. Aer Lingus offers great fly-drive deals with Hertz.

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

Flights are available to a network of local Irish Airports with Aer Arann www.aerarann.com
See our suggested itineraries.

BUS & TRAIN

If you prefer not to drive in Ireland, there is an excellent bus/train network available.
Bus Services See http://www.buseireann.ie
Train Services See http://www.irishrail.ie