Nicknamed Ireland's forgotten city, Donegal sits in the north-west of Ireland. Full of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, flying to Donegal give travellers a chance to explore this wild and wonderful country. Flights depart from Dublin to Donegal's Carrickfin Airport twice daily all year round. Alternative routes can connect to direct Donegal flights from Glasgow. With Dublin and Glasgow offering great flight connections to the rest of the UK, passengers will find flights to Donegal are a great way to travel.
Regardless of the connecting city, all flights will land at Carrickfin Airport, found on the top north-western corner of Donegal. Created in 1986 to support business trade, the airport links with Dublin and Glasgow and is widely regarded as a key element of the County’s infrastructure. The airport is about 15 minutes away from Dungloe and Gweedore by car, and 45 minutes from Letterkenny.
Flights to Donegal are shared by Aer Lingus, Ireland's flag carrier, with connections from Dublin, and Scottish airline Loganair, which offers flights from Glasgow. Numerous airlines connect various destinations from across the UK to both Dublin and Glasgow respectively. Options include both budget carriers and high-end companies to cover all budgets.
Carrickfin Airport has famously been named the most scenic airport in the world for the last two years running. Perched on the top north-westerly corner, passengers can see dramatic mountains on one side and beaches and islands dotting the coastline on the other as they descend. Short journey times from both Dublin and Glasgow allow travellers to arrive at their destination quickly and efficiently, with beautiful views to greet them as they land.
On arrival in Donegal, passengers will find that Irish is the native tongue, but most people will speak English. Though visitors from the UK aren't required to carry a passport when they visit the Republic of Ireland, it's a good idea to carry one, especially if travellers intend to rent a car. Due to Donegal's rural nature, buses are quite infrequent, though taxis are readily available. Donegal is rich in activities: from surfing in Bundoran or Slieve League Cliffs to exploring the traditional pub culture the Irish are famous for, there's something for everyone. For some real natural beauty, passengers should visit the Assaranca Waterfall, found just five miles from Ardara.