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Navan, situated in the centre of County Meath is only 41km / 26 miles from Dublin Airport. The ferry ports in Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Belfast are also convenient. Regular train services to Dublin and Belfast are available from Laytown (via Drogheda) on the Meath coast.

Map of Ireland highlighting Meath with Airports and Ports

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).

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  • Dublin airport 41km /25 miles
  • Dun Laoghaire Port 57km/35miles
  • Dundalk 57km/35miles  
  • 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

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

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

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.

Useful websites for travel schedules

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