Sleeping in Airports

Ireland West Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ireland West Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Ireland West Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal regional airport, served mainly by low-cost carriers. Shopping and dining options are limited.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted at this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Executive Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

Since sleeping in this airport overnight is not possible, you will need to seek refuge at a hotel. Here are a few hotels near Ireland West Airport:

  • Slumberland Accommodation – (9 minutes from the airport) Budget lodging close to the airport. Airport pick-up can be arranged ($).   » Check Rates
  • Riverside Restaurant and Guest House Charlestown – (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Deerpark Manor Bed & Breakfast – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. A taxi is approx. 20,00€.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Ireland West Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Ireland West Airport. Additionally, there are also four coin-operated internet terminals (two in the Sláinte Restaurant and two in the Departures Lounge).

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. The machines dispense Euros only. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Arrivals area, opposite the Bureau de Change.

Currency Exchange – International Currency Exchance – Location: Main Terminal Building, Arrivals Area • Departure Area, Airside. Hours: 8:30AM – 1:00PM (Mon – Sat) • 8:30AM – 4:00PM (Sun).

Duty Free & Shopping – Shop West offers duty-free shopping, airside in the Departures area. In addition, an XL newsstand sells magazines, snacks, and more in the main concourse.

Food & Drinks – Sláinte Restaurant & Bar and Danann’s Café Bar are open to the public, while eatwest and barwest are available to airside passengers.

Information Desk – Location: Ground floor, near the check-in counters.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Prayer Room – Location: 1st floor, opposite the Sláinte Restaurant.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Tax Refund – Non-EU residents can apply for a refund on the Value-Added Tax they have paid on goods in Ireland. Tax refund boxes are located in the Departures Area of the airport. Global Refund will process the refund and mail you the refund directly.

Airport Hours

According to one review, the airport is open from 7:00AM – 7:00PM. The airport closes at night and you will be asked to leave.


As of February 2018, Knock airport is served by the following airlines: Flybe • TUIfly • Ryanair.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Regularly scheduled bus services are available connecting the airport to towns and villages in Donegal, Galway Sligo and Mayo with additional connecting services to Leitrim, Roscommon and counties in the Midlands region. For routes, timetables and fares, visit the Bus Éireann website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz..


Taxis are available in the taxi stand located outside, in front of the airport terminal. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. For a list of estimated taxi fares from the airport, visit the Knock Airport website.


The two closest train stations to Knock Airport are Claremorris (31km) or Ballyhaunis (22km), both along the Dublin Heuston – Westport Line of the Iarnród Éireann national rail system. Connect to either of these stations via taxi or city bus service.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.