How to Get Here

How to Get Here

We are rightfully proud of the fact that we are Ireland's most accessible county.

Located just 30 minutes north of Dublin in the North East of Ireland and at the heart of Ireland's Boyne Valley, County Meath can boast an unrivalled and enviable location at the hub of four major motorways - the M1, M2, M3 and M4. 

County Meath is located only 30 minutes from Dublin International Airport while the ferry ports in Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Belfast are also convenient. Regular train services from Dublin stop at Laytown, Drogheda and Dunboyne while there are frequent bus services throughout County Meath from Dublin.

How to get here map of Meath's location in ireland

If you are travelling to Meath from abroad you will be able to get to Ireland's shores via air or sea.  Dublin has the closest airport and ferry terminal to Meath.

Meath is easily accessible by regular bus service to and from Dublin with Bus Eireann running buses to/from Dublin every 15 minutes at peak times. For further information on times, day trips and special offer fares contact

Approximate Distances by Car 

From airports and ferry ports to Navan (situated in the heart of Meath).

Bring you own car or hire a car when you get to ireland.

  • Dublin airport 41km / 25 miles
  • Dun Laoghaire Port 57km / 35 miles
  • Dundalk 57km / 35 miles  
  • Rosslare Ferry Port 142km / 88 miles
  • Belfast Port and Airport 150km / 93 miles
  • Galway Airport 199km / 124 miles
  • Cork Airport 290km / 180 miles
  • Shannon Airport 254km / 158 miles

Carhire Companies:

Budget Car Rental Ireland for the best car hire rates!

Irish Car Rentals 

Rail Connections to County Meath

Iarnrod Eireann operates frequent Inter-City and regular services on the Dublin/Belfast line. These regular services stop at Laytown railway station, located only 2 minutes from the beach.

Station address: 
Iarnród Éireann, 
Co. Meath
Phone 041 982 7698

Routes serviced: Dundalk - Dublin - Arklow

Rail Company:

Bus Connections to County Meath

Bus Eireann operates frequent Expressway and regular services to Meath and within the county. For information on bus services visit or call for information.

Bus Station, Cavan, Co. Cavan.  (049) 4331353 or (049) 4332533 
Bus Station, Drogheda, Co. Louth  (041) 9835023 
Busaras (Central Bus Station), Store Street, Dublin 1.  (01) 8366111 
Bus Station, Dundalk, Co. Louth   (042) 9334075 
Bus Station, Monaghan.   (047) 82377 
Bus Éireann Desk-Passenger Tour Enquiries, Arrivals Hall, Shannon Airport.   (061) 474311

Bus Company:

Flight Connections to Ireland Airports

Dublin Airport is only approx. 20 km from Ashbourne town centre and 41km from Navan. Belfast Airport is only 150km from Navan in the heart of Meath.

A number of international airlines operate direct services to Dublin and Belfast airports.  Browse to get information on airlines and departure locations from overseas to Ireland.


Sea Connections to Ireland

A number of ferry companies operate ferry services to Dublin & Dun Laoghaire ports and Belfast port.  Browse to get information on ferry companies and departure locations from overseas to Ireland.

Ferry Companies