Manchester to Knock

Famous for its shrine, Knock sits in the heart of County Mayo and is an excellent base from which to explore the west coast of Ireland. Amid rolling hills, an exquisite Atlantic coastline, mountains, a national park and a plentiful selection of villages and towns dotted throughout, the region is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. Alongside the more traditional industries of tourism and farming, County Mayo's business scene has begun to thrive, with multinational corporations and an increase in start-ups spreading across the region, making it a popular destination for those visiting Knock from Manchester on business too.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Manchester (MAN) to Knock (NOC), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, take a look at the Knock to Manchester page.

For tips and guidance about your trip from Manchester to Knock, see our sections below. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.

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Getting to Manchester Airport (MAN)

Getting to Manchester Airport for your flight to Knock with Flybe is easy, as the airport is well situated with great transport links and plenty of parking options. To get your trip off to a smooth start, visit our Getting to Manchester Airport page to find out more.

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Manchester Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
    Book in advance via Flybe.com or book now
  • Public transport
    Bus, train, coach and tram links to the airport station
  • 1 hour of free WiFi throughout
  • Bookable Fast Track Security
  • Bookable Escape Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shopping including Duty Free

For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page.

Check-in and bag drop at Manchester Airport

We recommend you check-in online before your flight from Manchester to Knock wherever possible. However, you can also check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Terminal 3 - Facilities before Security

  • Newsagents
  • Cafés

Terminal 3 - Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge

Retailers:

  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents.

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Knock Airport Arrivals (NOC)

At a glance:

  • 12.5 miles from Knock
    12 minutes' drive to Knock village in normal traffic
  • Public transport
    Coach services run to/from the Terminal from Mayo, Sligo, Galway and Donegal
  • Taxi stand
  • Car hire
    Book now through our preferred partners Avis or Budget
  • Free WiFi in terminal building
  • Cafés, bar and shops
    In terminal building and Departure Lounge

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights to Knock Ireland West page and browse other available routes.

Visiting Knock

Whether you're travelling to Knock on business or for pleasure, browse our Flybe guide for all you need to know to get the most from your trip. In addition to hotels to suit all needs and requirements, we've found fabulous places to eat and drink and a few must-see highlights to make some memories whilst you're visiting Knock. Find everything you need to know below.

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Hotels

Flybe works in partnership with Booking.com, so it's easy for you to find your perfect hotel either in or close to Knock. Whatever brings you to book flights to Knock, you'll find a wonderful selection of hotels in Knock to suit your requirements, as well as your budget.

Things to see in Knock

Whether you're visiting Knock on business, planning an outdoor holiday or just wanting a leisurely break, you'll be sure to find your trip a wonderful experience.

Ideally located to explore the whole of the region, there is much to see and do in and around Knock. From rolling green countryside to some of the most dramatic coastlines you'll see anywhere in the world, the west of Ireland is an unspoiled thing of great beauty. In close proximity to a host of villages, towns and cities, you'll also be able to shop and experience the wonder of rural Ireland first hand.

Flybe recommends...

Connemara National ParkCounty Galway's Connemara National Park covers nearly 3,000 hectares of land, blending lowlands with mountains and woods. A paradise for explorers, hikers, or indeed those wanting to get away from it all.

The Wild Atlantic Way
A driving route of up to 1,500 miles along Ireland's ruggedly beautiful west coast; approximately 300 miles of it is in County Mayo, where Knock Ireland West Airport is situated.

Knock Shrine
The witnessing of an apparition of Mary, Mother of Jesus, by 15 people in the late 19th century has inspired pilgrimages to the Knock Shrine, but its museum, grounds and gardens are stunning.

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Bars and restaurants in Knock and nearby

The region's cafés, restaurants and pubs serve local produce with a hospitality that is truly second to none.

Flybe recommends...

The Crystal Restaurant
Serving both traditionally-Irish and European dishes, the Crystal Restaurant in Knock is the perfect bridge between classic and modern cuisine.

Four Seasons Restaurant at Knock House Hotel
In close proximity to the Knock Shrine and with beautiful countryside views and a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, make the Four Seasons an unmissable dining experience.

Pier House Restaurant at The Ice House
From seasonal produce from local suppliers to an excellent choice of seafood, the unforgettable hospitality and architecture make the Pier House Restaurant one of County Mayo's finest dining experiences.

Getting more from your trip to Knock

Make your trip to Knock even more memorable by seeing what the else area has to offer. You can easily explore the west coast region by car, even if you're only planning a fleeting visit.

Amid the history, emerald scenery and unspoiled coastline lies some fascinating towns and villages, perfect for browsing and enjoying life away from the rat-race.

Flybe recommends...

Shopping

  • The town of Westport offers contemporary and traditional shopping in a delightful setting
  • Famous brands sit happily alongside local artisan shops and quaint cafés in Castlebar
  • Kate's Craft Shop in Cong is the ideal place to buy a lasting souvenir

Nightlife

  • QT Nightclub at the TF Royal Hotel in Castlebar has a choice of rooms and styles
  • Sip a Guinness and enjoy local music at traditional Irish pub, J McGing, in Westport
  • Castlebar's Royal Theatre offers an eclectic mix of plays, musicals, comedy and live music

Beyond the streets

  • Clare Island offers bird watching, horse riding and an archaeological trail
  • The remains of Cong Abbey offer some beautiful scenery in an ancient setting
  • Climb Croagh Patrick near Westport, a mountain frequented by pilgrims and the summit where Saint Patrick fasted for 40 days

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Doing business near Knock

County Mayo in the west of Ireland is an exciting place to do business, having a range of multinational companies and a thriving number of start-ups. You'll find accommodation of all shapes and sizes, whether you're travelling alone or as part of a group. Whatever your needs, you'll find a range of options for meetings, functions or conferences, and wonderful scenery right on your doorstep.

Conference venues and meeting facilities

Knock and its surrounding region will match your requirements, whatever the size of your event. All of the following venues are within a short distance of Ireland West Airport Knock, so nowhere is far to travel once you've enjoyed your Flybe flight.

Flybe recommends...

Mulranny Park Hotel

  • 25 minute drive from Westport
  • Optional Meeting & Events Team
  • Conference and dining facilities for 300 guests
  • Sea and woodland views
  • Two restaurants and bar
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Car parking on site

Knockranny House Hotel

  • Westport Hotel with conference and banqueting facilities
  • 97 rooms and suites
  • 50 minutes' drive from Knock Airport in normal traffic
  • Selection of conference packages available
  • WiFi throughout
  • Car parking on site

Knock House Hotel

  • In the village of Knock
  • Hosts up to 150 people
  • Stationery provided for all attendees
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Choice of 3 suites to suit all size events
  • WiFi throughout
  • Car parking on site.