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Aran Islands Ferries & Flights

Ferries and Flights to Inis Mor Island,
The Aran Islands from Galway

Ferries to The Aran Islands and to Aran Camping and Glamping on Inis Mor can be reached by both ferry and air all through the year. This guide to how to get to Inis Mor and the Aran Islands will help you plan your trip.

Where is Inis Mor located?
Inis Mor is one of the 3 Aran Islands located off the west coast of Ireland outside of Galway Bay. There are year around connections with the mainland with two ferry services and also air transport. Please note – it is not possible to bring your car over to the Aran islands, as the ferry services do not allow for this. Vehicles can be left at the ports and the airport before boarding.

By Ferry from Galway (Rossaveal) to The Aran Islands
The Rossaveal port is located about 20 miles away from the centre of Galway, and is the more popular access point to the Aran Islands. It is a natural stop along the Wild Atlantic Way, and also well connected with Dublin, which is just a few hours drive away using the M6. Galway is also well connected to Dublin and other parts of Ireland with a good train service.

 

 

Getting from Galway to the Port
A shuttle service runs from the centre of Galway to the port at Rossaveal and takes about an hour. This leaves from outside The Victoria Hotel which is around the corner from Eyre Square (Click Here for a google Map). If you are travelling by car, you can leave your vehicle at the port before boarding the ferry to the Aran Islands. Taxis are available from the centre of Galway.

The Crossing from Rossaveal with Aran Island Ferries
The ferry crossing from Rossaveal to Inis Mor takes around 40 minutes. As mentioned, no vehicles can be taken on the ferries. The ferry service from Rossaveal to Inis Mor runs all through the year, although the number of crossing may be reduced in the winter.
Contact Aran Island Ferries: www.aranislandferries.com

 

By Ferry from Doolin

The alternative crossing to Inis Mor from the mainland of Ireland leaves from Doolin, although this is only a seasonal service running from April to October. The journey time is approximately 90 minutes, and no vehicles can be taken on the ferries. Anyone travelling by car can leave their vehicle at the newly renovated pier before boarding. The ferry crossing from Doolin is more popular with people travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way from South to North.

Getting from Doolin to the Port
Doolin itself is a relatively small rural town, although it is quite spread out, with the port at the far end. People travelling by car will have no problem reaching it, but anyone who is using public transport to travel around Ireland may need to consider taking a taxi to the port. As with the Rossaveal ferry, we would strongly suggest booking your ferry tickets in advance if you intend to stay at Aran Camping and Glamping during the popular summer months to ensure you have a place.
Contact Doolin Ferries: www.doolinferries.com/
Contact Obrien Line: www.obrienline.com

Arriving on Inis Mor
No matter which ferry you decide to take to Inis Mor, you will find yourself arriving at the terminal in Kilronan, which is the main town on the island. This is a little hub of activity, where the majority of the island’s shops, bars and restaurants can be found. Aran Islands Camping and Glamping is just a short walk away, and well sign-posted. If in doubt, just ask anyone – they all know where we are!

 

Getting to Inis Mor By Air

Flights to Inis Mor are available via Aer Arann Islands based at Inverin (just outside of Galway). The plane only flies in good weather, and the timetable such as it is, subject to change.
Contact Aer Arann Islands: www.aerarannislands.ie

More Information
For further information on how to get to Aran Islands Camping and Glamping, or what to see and do on Inis Mor, please contact us today. We’d love to answer any questions you may have, and help you plan your holiday with us. Please remember to check our gift vouchers page and bookings page before you go as well.

Please note * In case of adverse weather conditions please contact your Ferry/flight operator in advance to ensure your ferry is departing on time. Times may be affected by weather conditions.

Contact Aran Camping Glamping

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Great location and generally a good site. Felt a little unwelcomed when we arrived. We got off the ferry around 11.30am and the first thing we wanted to do was offload the tent etc... Check in isn't until 1pm which is surprising as people coming off the ferry would want to dump their stuff first surely (which they did as everyone else was doing the same as us) just doesn't seem well designed. Anyway we were allowed to set up the tent (so long as we didn't use the facilities) then went off for the day and returned late in the evening. It is a very nice site and the price is very reasonable for camping. Not sure I would stay in a pod for the price though. You could get a b&b for cheaper!
Lindsay Grainger
Lindsay Grainger
09:38 19 Aug 18
Great facilities and lovely, helpful people. Would definitively recommend and stay here again. A great family friendly site. Not suitable for parties.
Clodagh Stapleton
Clodagh Stapleton
19:04 05 Aug 18
€2 per shower, no handwash in the toilets. You have to wear wristbands for the duration of your stay which was very annoying. Also the campsite was very loud late into the night with some residents.
Stephen Crowley
Stephen Crowley
12:49 29 Jul 18
The cheapest place to stay on the island. 10euro per person in tent. 2euro extra for the shower but it's so long working that two persons can use it in this time. The pods are looking very nice but I wouldn't pay this 125euro per night for this, overpriced Ireland as usual.
Katharina Ceta
Katharina Ceta
10:36 23 Jul 18
Beautiful, quiet, across the street from a sandy beach. Huts are snug for 4 but we were outside a lot, so it never felt cramped. Laundry facilities and larger kitchen available in nearby outbuildings, wifi in main building. An excellent place to unplug and rest.
Jill Mulvey
Jill Mulvey
07:58 14 Jul 18
Eco friendly and one of the best stay I have ever been. If u hire bicycle is only two minutes from town. Walking distance is about 10 minutes. Highly recommended. Place is nice and tidy
Eva Ruzickova
Eva Ruzickova
07:10 07 May 18
Nice place to stay, with front sea view and easy to commute to the city.
Brajesh Singh
Brajesh Singh
07:01 04 May 18
Very satisfactory ! Thank you very much ! 😊
Charlotte Tailland
Charlotte Tailland
13:57 02 Apr 18
The welcome was very good. I recommend this place.
Louise Camille Desroches
Louise Camille Desroches
13:38 02 Apr 18
After a hard walking, my friends and i was very satisfising by the welcome the camping had offert to us! Thank you so much
fier d etre moi
fier d etre moi
13:34 02 Apr 18
Very satisfying, they welcome us when we were freezing outside, so thank youuuuuu
Lou acl
Lou acl
13:31 02 Apr 18
Absolutely loved it! Wish we could have stayed longer
Sarah Nash
Sarah Nash
00:03 21 Feb 18
From start to finish I'd an excellent three day stay here.The owner was a gentleman, he unexpectantly to us, was waiting at the port for the ferry to arrive to collect his guests and drive them to the glamping site.Being midweek early October it was quiet with only a few pods occupiedThe pods were first class, spotless, like a hotel room with everything you'd want.The location is perfect, a few minutes walk from the port and Kilronan village with a beach and amazing views out over the water.It was sad having to leave, really looking forward to returning.
Mike Foxtrot
Mike Foxtrot
20:43 01 Nov 17
great staff and lovely acommadations right beside sea.
liam gray
liam gray
00:15 20 Oct 17
Good place to camp, 10 euros a night, 2 euros shower, nice kitchen
Javier Garside
Javier Garside
10:36 25 Aug 17
A must-try experience on Inishmore. Amazing setting and fun design.
Matt Finn
Matt Finn
02:58 08 Aug 17
Free entry to Dun Aonghasa fort offered with stay. Brand new and excellent facilities at time of writing, great location for Kilronan with beach on the doorstep. Only downside was expensive (€2) shower tokens and painfully scalding water from the showers (solar heated, very hot day)! Otherwise excellent.
Daniel Keeling
Daniel Keeling
23:20 11 Jul 17
We stayed at Aran Camping Glamping over the weekend and found it a superb place for a break. The Units are tastefully designed and very clean. The water in the shower was hot, the kitchen room spacious, and it was close enough to the main village. Will definitely return!!
Ciara Duffy
Ciara Duffy
13:40 27 Feb 17

Aran Camping Glamping is conveniently located in the center of The Wild Atlantic Way. It is accessible from both Doolin (The Cliffs of Moher) and Rossaveal (Galway / Connemara).
Sligo Galway  -  Connemara -  Doolin -  Cork

The combination of fantastic Aran Islands self-catering Glamping and Camping accommodation, numerous outdoor activities and famous Irish hospitality makes Aran Camping & Glamping the perfect choice for a short break, corporate day out or simply a family holiday to remember on the Aran Islands.

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