Doolin in detail

Flights & getting there


From mid-March to October, Doolin Pier is one of two ferry departure points to the Aran Islands (the other is Rossaveal Ferry Terminal, 37km west of Galway city, where services are year-round). Sailings can be affected if high seas or tides make the small dock inaccessible.

Doolin 2 Aran Ferries and Doolin Ferry Co each have sailings to Inisheer (one way/return €10/20, 30 minutes, three to four daily), Inishmore (€15/25, 1¼ hours, two to three daily) and Inishmaan (€15/25, from 45 minutes, two to three daily). Interisland ferry tickets cost €10 to €15 per crossing.

There are various combination tickets and online discounts.


Bus Éireann ( bus 350 runs to the following destinations:

Ballyvaughan (€8, one hour, five daily).

Cliffs of Moher (€3.30, 15 minutes, two to five daily)

Ennis (€9.50, 50 minutes, five daily)

Galway (€19, two hours, five daily)