Think Ireland

Getting to Ireland

When you have decided to visit Ireland for business, education or relaxation, and need to make arrangements to travel here, the process is very straightforward.

We have excellent international airports at Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Waterford and Belfast with connections worldwide, including to Moscow during the summer months, with many options for connecting flights from Russia that will take you to our shores.

As Ireland is not part of Schengen, an Irish visa issued by the Embassy of Ireland Consulate in Moscow is required. You can also travel to Ireland on a UK visa which has been validated by UK Border Control within the last 6 months (N.B. a UK transit visa is required for connections to Ireland through the UK, even if you have a valid travel visa to Ireland ).

The online visa application process for Irish visas is straightforward. Passports can be submitted by post, making visas for applicants from the regions of Russia much simpler. Please find further information here.

To plan your trip, visit discoverireland.ie for fantastic itinerary ideas, accommodation and details of festivals and other events happening in Ireland.

Take a gourmet culinary tour of Ireland, re-energise yourself in one of our many beautiful spas and hotels; stay in an ancient castle; walk in the footsteps of some of Ireland’s greatest literary giants; take surfing or diving lessons in the fresh and revitalising waters of the Atlantic; learn some Irish dance steps, experience the warm hospitality of an Irish family in a Bed & Breakfast; buy some unique Irish gifts, including the world-famous Irish crystal; visit some of Dublin’s pubs and nightclubs – the list is almost endless… You could also include some of our world famous attractions such as The Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Newgrange, and the Burren National Park.

While in Ireland you can travel around very easily by car, train, plane or bus. Ireland’s road system is excellent and most places are within two hours drive of our major cities. Accommodation options are varied, including staying at guesthouses, castles, hotels and even lighthouses! No matter how you travel around the country, we are sure you will love every exhilarating and magical minute! We look forward to giving you a warm Irish welcome.