Travelers flying from the USA to Ireland have several airport choices available, however most cheap flights to Ireland depart from the East Coast of the US and land in Dublin. Whether you prefer to spend your time in Dublin, Shannon, Galway, or Belfast in Northern Ireland, may affect which airport you choose to fly in and out of. Luckily, the country is small enough that you could fly in and out of Dublin and still have time to explore outside of the city.

Airport choices

Flights from the East Coast of the US to Ireland will be cheaper than those from the South and West. You’ll also have the option of a direct flight, which is less than seven hours long from New York.

Ireland is served by several airports, which makes flying easy and often quite affordable. The main airport is the Dublin Airport, where most international flights arrive and depart from. Several low-cost carriers also fly between Dublin, Shannon, and Galway and other European cities, so it may be cheaper to fly to another capital and then connect to your final destination.

When flying out of USA there are plenty of airports to choose from, many of which offer direct flights to Dublin. You can most easily find cheap, direct flights from the USA to Ireland  at  JFK , a major international hub for Delta and a secondary hub for American Airlines, or at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, one of the busiest international airports in the US.

Best airline choices

Direct flights to Ireland from USA are offered by the following airlines:

  • Delta
  • American Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Aer Lingus
  • Air France

Typical prices

The ticket prices for flights to Ireland from the USA vary according to the season, with the lowest prices being offered during winter, late fall and early spring. At these times, you can often score cheap tickets from the US to Ireland for as low as $300-$400 per person from New York or Chicago. The highest fares can always be found during the peak season: June, July, August and September. During these times, expect to pay anywhere from $600-$900 from the East Coast.

Money saving tips

Check the discounted websites but remember that not all of them list the European low-cost carriers. You can compare the options on sites such as Expedia, Travelocity or Priceline but for the cheapest European flights you need to check Skyscanner or check the websites of individual budget carriers – sometimes the prices are a bit lower when you book directly with the airlines.

Prices will be much lower if you connect in an East Coast hub like New York or Boston, or in Chicago. If your final destination is a city other than Dublin, you may still want to fly into Dublin and then take ground transportation or a short low-cost flight to your chosen city.