Ireland West Airport Knock in Charlestown, County Mayo (www.knockairport.com; 094/936-8100), is becoming quite a popular hub for budget airlines from the U.K. Flybe (www.flybe.com; 037/1700-2000 in the U.K. only) runs daily scheduled flights from London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester, and Bristol. There are also a handful of scheduled flights from airports in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Bosnia Finland, and Croatia—but none from other points within Ireland. Sligo Airport (www.sligoairport.com) stopped running commercial passenger flights in 2011 and is now a search-and-rescue base for the Irish Coast Guard.

Trains from Dublin and other major points arrive daily at Sligo Town in Sligo. The train station in Sligo is on Lord Edward Street, next to the bus station.

Bus Éireann, also pulling into Lord Edward Street (www.buseireann.ie; tel. 071/916-0066), operates daily bus service to Sligo from Dublin, Galway, and other points, including Derry in Northern Ireland. A one-way adult ticket from Dublin to Sligo costs around €20.

Four major roads lead to Sligo: N4 from Dublin and the east, N17 from Galway and the south, N15 from Donegal to the north, and N16 from Northern Ireland.

 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.