The Visitor Centre and main access for Connemara National Park is located near the village of Letterfrack along the N59. Entry to the park and visitor centre is free of charge. There is no charge for parking. The National Park Visitor Centre is accessible by both public and private transport. There is no entry fee.
From Clifden (Distance Approx. 15 kms)
Take the N59 (Westport Road) towards Letterfrack. Before entering the village of Letterfrack you will see a sign for the National Park on the right hand side of the road. Turn right here and follow the road to the car park.
From Westport (Distance Approx. 53 kms) /Leenane (Distance Approx. 20 kms)
Follow the N59 (Leenane Road) towards Leenane, remain on the N59 to Letterfrack. 200 metres after the village you will find the main entrance for the National Park on your left hand side. Follow the road to the car park.
From Galway (Distance either 82 kms or 93 kms depending on route taken)
From Galway take the N59 (Clifden Road). There are then two options for travelling to Letterfrack:
Travel along the N59 to Clifden and then follow the directions above for travel from Clifden to Letterfrack (Distance Approx 93 kms).
Via Inagh Valley (R344)
Travel along the N59 to Recess. Just after the village of Recess take the first turn on your right to travel down the Inagh Valley. At the end of this road turn left for Letterfrack. This is the Letterfrack-Leenane Road. Continue through Letterfrack and approximately 200 metres from the village your will find the main entrance to the National Park (Distance Approx 82 kms).
Important Notice to Camper Van Visitors to the National Park
Please note that the Connemara National Park car park cannot facilitate overnight parking/camping at this time. The car park is for day time visits only. We recommend that camper van visitors who wish to stay overnight use one of the local camper van sites.
Bus services for Letterfrack operate from Clifden & Galway.
Bus Eireann – see Route No. 419 for timetable details: https://www.buseireann.ie/
CityLink – see Route No. 923 for timetable details: https://www.citylink.ie/timetables
A summer service also operates from Westport (see https://www.buseireann.ie/)