Getting to Lisdoonvarna

Lisdoonvarna is a spa town of around 800 residents, in the beautiful Burren landscape of County Clare. You can find out more about the history of the town and its world-famous festival on our local history page and you can get to Lisdoonvarna very easily. Below is some information which might help you.

Don't forget that if you're travelling from Dublin, you can avail of a coach transfer for just €29 return when you're booking your weekend package. If you have any questions about travel to The Outing, we'd be happy to try to help - just email us at: [email protected]

Panti and friends get their bearings for Lisdoonvarna!

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International Air Travellers
Shannon Airport is the closest airport to Lisdoonvarna and we recommend it, if you are flying to Ireland for the event. There is a "344" bus service between Shannon Airport and Ennis, from which you can easily connect to Lisdoonvarna. You'll find a timetable and booking information for this, and other connecting services, on the Bus Éireann website.
Dublin airport is a short distance from the city's centre, from where we will be providing a transfer coach service to Lisdoonvarna on Friday and returning there on Sunday. This can be added to your weekend package for €29.

Rail Travel

There is only one train station in County Clare, which is in nearby Ennis town, and offers daily services to Limerick, Cork, Dublin and Galway.
Irish Rail's website allows you to plan your journey and provides regularly updated timetables from all connecting destinations.

A great rail deal for our guests!
To celebrate The Outing and help you get to Lisdoonvarna, Irish Rail are giving you 10% off your train booking with voucher code MMF2481. To avail of the offer, just input the code when booking with Purchases must be made between 24th August (9am) and 28th August.

Bus Travel

Bus Éireann is Ireland's national bus company and operates services to Lisdoonvarna. Regular service from major destinations to Ennis allow you to connect to Lisdoonvarna on the 334 route. You can find the latest timetables and booking information on and you may find the following other routes useful to look up:
337: Limerick - Ennis -Lisdoonvarna
423: Galway - Lisdoonvarna
344: Shannon Airport - Ennis

Travellers from Northern Ireland can find connecting services to take them from all major destinations to Lisdoonvarna by using the Translink website: