With flights becoming increasing cheaper, it seems that nowadays travelling by air is the only way to go. And, with the decline in once hefty ticket prices, demand for flights to Ireland has gone up, increasing the number of flights on offer.
Although Ireland may be ‘wee country’ in many ways, it is, in fact, fantastically connected with the rest of Europe and the world, with regular flights arriving in the Emerald Isle from the far reaches of the globe.
While fares can still fluctuate depending on demand, price comparison websites such as Skyscanner are the best choice when trying to snag a decent airfare. Plus, there are plenty of low cost airlines who fly all over Europe. If you’ve been feeling its time to visit Ireland, this article is for you.
Check out these 10 countries with regular flights to Ireland!
Direct flights from Italy to Ireland are available daily. Dublin is the main touchdown ground, although less frequent flight paths can link up with smaller airports in the Emerald Isle.
Italian cities such as Rome and Milan are the airports with the most regular services to Ireland, and flights can be quite affordable if booked in advance. But it would also be handy to book a flight for a two days in Venice!
9. The Netherlands
An impressive schedule of flight paths linking the Netherlands to Ireland is available these days. Amsterdam is the main airport linking the two countries, with flights to Dublin, Belfast and Cork. Eindhoven services go to Dublin directly also, with as many as 10 flights per day to the capital.
Smaller airports in both countries are linked up by stopovers in capital cities, such as Amsterdam or Dublin.
If flying from Paris, you will be surprised by the abundance of daily flights from Charles de Gaulle to the Irish capital. On any given day, you could be looking at over 40 direct flights from A to B. The flight time for this journey is just over 90 minutes and carriers such as AirFrance, RyanAir and Aer Lingus are all very competitive in pricing.
Direct flights also service Paris to Cork, although the number of flights per day is far less. In-direct flights link up smaller airports across France to Ireland, and again, the sheer amount of flight options is impressive.
So, if you fancy visiting coastal France like Nice or Villefranche-sur-Mer, you should easily be able to get a flight to Paris and travel to your destination from there.
Portugal has an extensive schedule of flights to various destinations in Ireland. Impressively, Dublin, Cork, Knock, Shannon and Kerry are all accessed directly by flights from Portugal. The start destinations in Portugal include Faro and Lisbon.
So, whether you want to explore the Algarve, the Azores, or head to Portugal’s capital, you’ll be able to get there via a flight from Ireland.
Daily flights from New York City, Boston and Providence (amongst others!) to Dublin have made cross-continental travel all the more accessible so you’ll be happy to know you can make the most of the festivals in New York.
Shannon and Cork are available, too, only with less regular flights arriving in from the US. This is the only destination on the list where you might want to try to avoid jetlag, especially if you’re only heading for a weekend getaway to the U.S.
Germany offers some pretty sweet flight services to Ireland. Dublin, Kerry, Knock, Shannon and Cork are all accessed directly from Germany. Departing airports can include Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich and Dusseldorf, with an array of daily flights.
So flying from Ireland will be the perfect start to explore the best small towns of Germany.
It may seem like an obvious shout, but Ireland to Ireland flight travel is pretty popular, even considering our small size. This choice of travel is mainly opted for by commuters and those on time-sensitive trips, who want to make the most of their stay in Ireland.
If you’ve been considering a weekend break to Ireland from Spain, you are in luck. The amount of direct flight paths you can choose from is overwhelming.
Dublin flies directly to some of the best places to visit in Spain including Madrid, Murcia, Alicante, Tenerife, Malaga, Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.
Depending on where you fly out of, airfares can be cheap as chips! Flights landing in Cork and Shannon are on the cards, too, although the offering is much more limited.
Dublin, Shannon and Knock airports in the Republic of Ireland can all be accessed by direct flights from Poland. There is a stunning amount of flight paths you can choose from online and an impressive 11 airports you can fly direct from Poland to Dublin. With most of these offering daily services, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
1. England- Most Flights to Ireland!
Number one on our list has got to be England for most regular flights to Ireland. With such close proximity, many people commute from England to Ireland on a regular basis, resulting in a vast number of daily flights.
So, whether you want to see the sights of a metropolis like London or Manchester, or pay a trip to the prettiest villages in England, you’ll be able to explore the U.K easily with a flight from Ireland.
Seeing as there are so many flight options, if you book in advance, you’re sure to find a sterling deal. In fact, Dublin to London was named the busiest andmost popular air route in the whole of Europe this year (with 14,390 flights in just a 12-month period).