Dublin Airport is the main arrival point for international visitors to Ireland and has daily direct flights to many locations worldwide, particularly in Europe and North America. It is connected by multiple daily flights to the major European hubs such as Frankfurt, Heathrow, Amsterdam and Charles de Gaulle.

The easiest and most direct way to travel from Dublin Airport to Galway is with one of two coach services from Zone 13 of the coach station, Citylink and Gobus. Both have efficient and comfortable hourly services to Galway, from about 6.00am until about midnight. Citylink services depart at 15 minutes after the hour and Gobus at 15 minutes before the hour. In both cases you can book online in advance, or buy a ticket from the driver (provided there is availability which is usual). Tickets booked online can be used on later services with the same provider if your flight is late (but not with the other provider).

The coach station at Dublin Airport is located close to the Terminal 1 arrivals area. To get there, exit the arrivals area and walk straight ahead through the access area to the short term car parks (the coach station is well signposted). If you land in Terminal 2, you need to turn left (towards Terminal 1) after exiting the building, again following the signposts. It’s about a 5-minute walk from the exit point of Terminal 1, or 10 minutes from Terminal 2. The time needed for passport control and baggage reclaim can be a bit variable especially in the busy summer period, but it is reasonable to expect to be at the coach departure point within an hour of landing. The point of arrival in Galway is the coach station in the city centre, about 1.5 kilometres from the conference centre and within easy reach of all amenities including taxis.

Dublin Airport provides assistance for travellers with constrained mobility, which can be arranged in advance.

Travellers from Dublin Airport to the United States clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin, which requires a little extra time in Dublin Airport before scheduled departure.