Getting here by Car

There is always something comforting about having your own car to explore a country; you have the freedom to pick and choose your own route and suit your own needs. For foreign visitors thinking about renting a car there are many car rental companies; you can find one quite easily at the airport when you arrive.  Car rental is available at Shannon Airport with The drive to the Cliffs of Moher is a beautiful one, through wild and rugged landscape; you can catch a glimpse of a Megalithic Tomb on your way down from Galway, or a Medieval Castle coming up from Limerick. County Clare has so much to offer as well.

When planning your trip the most important thing to know is its location, whether you are using navigation device, smart phone or just a plain old map. The Cliffs of Moher is located just to the north of Liscannor village, Co. Clare. You can get here by road, from both the Galway and Limerick directions. If ever in doubt, asks a passerby, they will help you find your way.

If you travel to the Cliffs by car please park in the main car park on the opposite side of the road from the visitor centre. Go towards the green cabins; please note that in high season both of these cabins will be open, if you are able to drive towards the cabin that means it is open. You can get your admission ticket at the cabin, which includes unlimited car parking and cross to the centre via the pedestrian crossing.

Disabled Drivers/Passengers

If you have a disabled pass, or need disabled parking, please make your way to the public car park and the attendant at the green cabin will advise and direct you to the available spaces in the area designated for disabled parking. It is possible to drop off passengers who find it difficult to walk, please speak to the attendant at the green cabin in the public car park first. They will advise and assist you. If you would like more information on accessibility, visit

Chauffeur Driven Vehicles

Chauffeur drivers or tours with less than ten passengers are also asked to use the public car park. The Chauffeur Driver will receive complimentary admission.

Vintage Cars

Large groups of vintage cars are always welcome at the Cliffs of Moher, should you wish to visit please contact: and arrangements can be made for you to showcase your collection in front of the Visitor Centre.


Visitors are welcome to come by taxi to the Cliffs of Moher, please get your admission tickets at the green cabin at the public car park. Please advise your driver that they will receive complimentary admission and may wait for you in the car park until you finish your visit.

Feel free to ask any of the Cliffs of Moher staff any travel queries, they will be able to give you advice on local attractions and of course directions to them.

For directions see the Getting Here main page.

Due to the popularity of the Cliffs of Moher as a tourist attraction the visitor centre and site can become crowded during the peak times of the day 11am – 4pm, during the months May to September, and at weekends school and bank holidays at other times.  The visitor centre has extended opening hours from March to October and it is advisable that if you are travelling to the Cliffs by car or public transport that you do so outside of these times for your maximum comfort and enjoyment of your visit. The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre is open until 9pm in July and August.  See Visitor centre Opening Hours for the details for other months.