Visitor Info

Getting to Louth - directions

Louth is located midway between Dublin and Belfast.  Getting here is easy as Louth is only 20 minutes from Dublin Airport and just 1 hour From Belfast.  A first class modern transport network linking Dublin with Belfast passes directly through the principal towns of the county, Drogheda and Dundalk.

Getting here by Air:

A number of International Airlines operate regular flights to Dublin and Belfast. Louth is only a 20-minute drive from Dublin Airport and an hour and half from Belfast International Airport.

Getting here by Ferry:

The Dublin Ferryport is 30 minutes drive to Louth, The Dun Laoghaire Ferryport is an hour's drive via the East Link Toll Bridge. The port of Larne is 2 hours drive and Rosslare Port is less than 3 hours drive. 

Getting here by Bus:

Bus Eireann:     

LoCall 1850 836 611 (Customers calling from outside of the Republic of Ireland can telephone +353 1 836 6111)

Bus Eireann Drogheda: 041 9835023 | Bus Eireann Dundalk: 042 9334075

Translink operates in conjunction with bus Eireann and have greatly increased the number of services and range to and from Dublin Airport, so that you can now travel from the airport to most parts of the country with ease and in comfort.  Expressway services on Dublin/Belfast operate via Dublin Airport.  

Dundalk/Drogheda/Dublin Airport/Dublin is Route 100 / 100X

Drogheda/Balbriggan/Dublin – Route 101 operate via Dublin Airport at 20 minute intervals on weekdays – 24 departures both directions.

Matthews Coach Hire ltd: Operate a regular and affordable commuter service operating between Dundalk, Drogheda and Dublin and also Bettystown-Laytown and Dublin.  Mattthews coach hire is a member of coach Tourism Council of Ireland and it specialises in Coach Tours, Coach Hire, Bus Tours and Private Coach Hire all over Ireland.   All of its vehicles are Bord Failte approved ensuring your journey is a pleasant and relaxing experience.  For further information:

Phone:  042 9378188 /  Lo cal: 1890 2520 40 | Email: | Web:

Getting here by Rail:

Iarnrod Eireann:

Operates frequent 'Enterprise', Inter-City and regular services on the Dublin/Belfast line to Drogheda and Dundalk. For further information on the train services visit their website or contact the appropriate number below:

Dublin + 353 (0)1 836 6222 (If calling from outside Republic of Ireland +353 1 8366222)
Drogheda + 353 (0)41 983 8749
Dundalk + 353 (0)42 933 5521