West Airport Knock is the fourth biggest airport in Ireland and is serviced by several low cost airlines flying from all over Europe. The airport provides all the conveniences that travellers expect: ATMs and exchange kiosks are easy to find and there are a range of car hire desks to choose from.
You can arrange your car hire through Expedia, saving yourself time and money when your flight lands.
Flight Routes to and from Delphi
You can fly to Ireland West Airport Knock direct from the majority of major British cities, including London Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Bristol and Liverpool. Flights take around one and a half hours.
Direct flights to West Airport Knock are only offered within Europe: other overseas flights go via Dublin and there are many train, bus or car hire services available to continue your journey from Ireland’s capital.
Getting to Delphi after your Flight
Ireland West Airport Knock is a regional airport located in the southwest of County Mayo. You can reach Delphi by bus or car easily from the airport: bus journeys will take about 3 hours. Many of the hotels also organise airport shuttle services, although this can be a more costly option.
Due to Delphi’s remote location, nestled in the Irish countryside, surrounded by mountains and close to Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only Fjord, it is easiest to reach by car.
The drive from the airport passes through Castlebar on the N5, where you can stop off and explore the National Museum of Country Life, take a look around the quirky, colourful shops on Linenhall Street or enjoy the well-known Linenhall Arts Centre.
For a more scenic route, take a detour along the western coast of Ireland and experience the dramatic contrasts of craggy shores and unspoilt, sandy beaches.
When to Book a Flight to Delphi
Delphi is a delightful place to visit at any time of the year. There are seasons, however, when the area is particularly beautiful.
Come during spring to see the national parks and mountainside come to life, awash with colour as the purple moor grass, native to this area, paints the countryside a fabulous shade of purple.
Summer is ideal for those looking for adventure and watersports, and there are a wide variety of options available, including kayaking and gorging.
Make the Most of Your Stay
Why not make the most of your trip and spend a night or two in bustling Dublin before you fly home. The capital city is about four hours away by car.
There are a range of hotels near Dublin Airport but, for a more immersive experience, stay in Dublin city centre and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, excellent restaurants and buzzing nightlife the city has to offer.