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Shannon (SNN):
Location: 22 km/14 Miles WNW of Limerick, 16 km/10 miles SSE of Ennis.
Airport Map: Click here.


By Taxi:
Regular Taxis: Available at the 24 hr taxi desk in the arrivals hall. To Limerick: On the meter €38-40/30 mins. Many fixed price taxis will do the run for €30.
Taxis Fares in Ireland: Taxi fares in Ireland are regulated as follows:
Standard Rate (day: 0800-2000): Initial Charge (includes 1 km or 170 seconds waiting): €4.10. Tariff A (The next 14 km or 40 mins, up to €17.20): €1.03 per km or €0.36 per minute. Tariff B (The next 15 km or 42 mins, up to €38.90): €1.35 per km or €0.48 per minute. Tariff C (The over 30 km or 85 mins, over €38.90): €1.77 per km or €0.63 per minute.
Premium Rate (night: 2000-0800): Initial Charge (includes 1 km or 170 seconds waiting): €4.45. Tariff A (The next 14 km or 40 mins, up to €23.45): €1.35 per km or €0.48 per minute. Tariff B (The next 15 km or 42 mins, up to €47.05): €1.57 per km or €0.55 per minute. Tariff C (The over 30 km or 85 mins, over €47.05): €1.77 per km or €0.63 per minute.
Extras: Pre-booking fee (does not apply at airports) €2. Extra adult passengers €1 each. Road tolls.
Taxi Companies: Shannon Airport Cab Service has a desk in arrivals. Cost: Local: Auburn Lodge/Woodstock Hotels €45, Bunratty/Newmarket-on-Fergus €22, Clare Inn Hotel/Dromoland Castle €28, Ennis €35, Shannon Town €10, Radisson Hotel/Two MIle Inn Hotel €28, Smithtown/East Park/Old Lodge €12, Sixmilebridge €25, Scariff/Killaloe/Adare €65, Limerick City €35, Limerick (Castleroy University) €45, Limerick (Raheen) €45. Long Distance: Fixed fares are as follows: Belfast €500, Birr €145, Cavan €300, Carlow €245, Castlebar €240, Cork €175, Cork Airport €185, Derry €500, Donegal €410, Dublin €310, Dublin Airport €325, Galway €125, Kilkenny €205, Killarney €190, Sligo €320, Tralee €180, Waterford €210 & Wexford €295. Contact: Tel +353 61 471538.
Mossie Sheehy Taxi Tel 061 362730 or 086 238 0418.

By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus:
General: The buses leave from the bus stops adjacent to the terminal. Exit arrivals and turn left. 100m. Buy tickets for Bus Ιireann services from the machine in the terminal.
Bus Ιireann: Bus Ιireann runs buses from Shannon airport to Limerick, Ennis, Galway, Sligo, Cork, Waterford, Killarney & Tralee. There is a Bus Ιireann travel desk in the airport terminal.
Bus Ιireann Bus 343 to Limerick & Bunratty: Route: Shannon Airport (Bus Eireann stop, outside arrivals hall) - Shannon Industrial Estate (5 mins, not all buses stop here) - Shannon Oakwood Arms (5 mins, not all buses stop here) - Shannon Cronan Gardens (10 mins) - Sixmilebridge (only a few buses stop here) - Bunratty (25 mins) - Limerick city centre (Outside Dunnes Stores on Henry St) - Limerick Bus/Train Station (45 mins). Change buses in Limerick for Tralee, Killarney, Tipperary & Waterford.
Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri at 0645, 0715, 0750, 0800, 0830, 0920, 0935, 1020, then every hour until 1520, 1600, 1630, 1700, 1720, 1800, 1820, 1920, 2120, 2220 & 0000. Saturdays at 0645, 0715, 0800, 0920, 0935, 1020, then every hour until 1520, 1600, 1630, 1700, 1800, 1820, 1920, 2120, 2220 & 0000. Sundays & Holidays at 0645, 0800, 0930, 1020, then every 2 hrs until 2220 & 0000. Buses leave Limerick Mon-Fri at 0520, 0630, 0700, 0710, 0745, 0815, 0845, 0930, then every hour until 1230, 1310, 1330, 1430, 1435, 1510, 1530, 1610, 1700, 1730, 1830, 2030, 2130 & 2315. Saturdays at 0520, 0630, 0700, 0710, 0745, 0815, 0845, 0930, then every hour until 1230, 1310, 1330, 1430, 1510, 1530, 1610, 1700, 1730, 1830, 2030, 2130 & 2315. Sundays & Holidays at 0520, 0710, 0845, 0930, then every 2 hrs until 2130 & 2315. See Latest Timetable.
 Travel Time: To Limerick ~35 mins. Cost: Adult or child one way to Limerick €6.80.
Bus Ιireann Bus 344 to Ennis: Route: Shannon Airport (Bus Eireann stop, outside arrivals hall) - Shannon Industrial Estate (5 mins) - Shannon Cronan Gardens (10 mins, not all buses stop here) - Shannon Oakwood Arms (10 mins, not many buses stop here) - Newmarket on Fergus (25 mins, only a few buses stop here) - Clarecastle (35 mins) - Ennis Town (40 mins) - Ennis Bus Station (45-50 mins).
Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri at 0800, 0820, 0935, 1120, 1320, 1405, 1520, 1605, 1630, 1720, 1830, 1900, 2100 & 0000. Saturdays at 0800, 0935, 1120, 1320, 1405, 1520, 1605, 1730, 1900, 2100 & 0000. Sundays at 0800, 0935, 1120, 1320, 1520, 1605, 1720, 1920, 2120 & 0000. Buses leave Ennis bus station Mon-Sat every hour or 2 0655-2010 & 2305. Sundays & Holidays every hour or 2 0705-2030 & 2305. See Latest Timetable. Cost: Adult or child one way to Ennis €7.
Bus Ιireann to Ennis & Galway: Route: Shannon Airport (Bus Eireann stop, outside arrivals hall) - Clarecastle (20 mins) - Ennis Bus Station (30 mins) - Crusheen Post Office (on request only) - Gort, The Square (1 hour) - Labane (on request only) - Ardrahan, Burke's (1:10) - Kilcolgan (on request only) - Clarenbridge (on request only) - Oranmore, Station Rd (1:35) - Galway Bus Station (1:50). Change buses in Galway for services to Sligo.
Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every hour 0755-2055. Buses leave Galway daily every hour 0705-2005. Buses leave Ennis heading for the airport daily every hour 0820-2120. See Latest Timetable. Travel Time: To Ennis 30 mins, Galway 1:50. Cost: Adult one way to Galway €15. Rerturn €22.
Bus Ιireann to Limerick & Cork: Route: Shannon Airport (Bus Eireann stop, outside arrivals hall) - Bunratty (on request only) - Limerick Bus/Train Station (30 mins) - Bourke's Cross (on request only) - Charleville, Dillons (1:20) - Ballyhea (on request only) - Buttevant (on request only) - Mallow Hospital (on request only) - Mallow, Town Park (1:50) - Cork, Parnell Place (2:35). Change buses in Limerick for Tralee, Killarney, Tipperary & Waterford.
Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every hour 0850-1950. 2 extra services depart at 2050 & 2150 but terminate at Limerick. See Latest Timetable. Cost: Adult one way to Cork €15. €23 Return. To Limerick: Adult one way €6.80.
Citylink Bus to Galway: Runs several services per day between Galway and Shannon Airport. Route: Shannon Airport (Coach stop B) - Crusheen - Gort (AIB Bank) - Kilcolgan - Clarenbridge - Oranmore (Oran town centre) - Galway (Tourist Office/New Coach Station). Timings: Buses leave Shannon Airport daily at 0045, 0715, 0930, 1130, 1330 & 2015. Buses leave Galway daily at 0330, 0530, 0800, 1015, 1130, 1430, 1600 & 2200. Travel Time: To Galway 1:15. Cost: To Galway Adult one-way from €16, Child (5-14) €8. Contact: Tel 1890 280808 or see www.citylink.ie.
J J Kavanagh Bus to Limerick & Dublin: Runs several bus services per day between Shannon Airport & Dublin. Route: Shannon Airport (Coach Park 1) - Limerick (Arthurs Quay, outside the Tourist Office by the river) - Limerick (UL Flagpoles & main campus bus stop) - Birdhill - Nenagh (Rocky's Bar) - Toomevara - Moneygall - Roscrea - Borris-in-Ossory - Mountrath - Portlaoise - Monasterevin - Kildare - Dublin (Eden Quay) - Dublin Airport (Coach Park). Timings: Buses leave Shannon Airport daily at 0030, 0615, 0800, 1015, 1215, 1415 & 1615. Buses leave Dublin (Eden Quay) daily heading for Shannon at 0645, 1045, 1230, 1515, 1715, 1900, 2130 (Terminates at Limerick) & 0000. Latest Schedule. Travel Time: To Limerick 30 mins. To Dublin city centre 4:40. Cost: To Limerick Adult one-way €5, Child (4-12) €3. To Dublin city centre Adult one-way €16, Child (4-12) €8. To Dublin airport Adult one-way €20, Child (4-12) €10. Contact: Tel 0818 333222 or see www.jjkavanagh.ie.

By Train: The nearest train station is in Limerick, and can be reached by the Bus Eireann bus. From Limerick station regular trains run to and from Dublin, Cork, Belfast and beyond.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS, Dan Dooley, Budget +353 (0)61 471361, EUROPCAR +353 61 70 1200, Hertz, 353 Car Rental, ALAMO/National, Murrays, eSixT & Dollar/Thrifty all have desks in the arrivals area.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking:
General: The Car Parks are right outside the terminal. Long Term 4 and Park N Ride Car Parks are reached by a free shuttle bus which runs every 15 mins.
Short-term: 15 mins €1.50, 1 hour €3, 2 hrs €6, 3 hrs €8, 5 hrs €10, 12 hrs €14, 24 hrs €20.
Long-term: Each day or part day €9.50, 1 week €47.50.

Airport Hotel: The Park Inn is across the car park from the terminal.
Baggage Storage: Left luggage is available in the corridor leading to the airport ID centre. Exit arrivals (stay inside the building) and turn left past the airport information desk. Keep going towards the corridor. Opening hours 0600-2300 daily. If the office is unattended, there is a phone to call for help. Cost: Small Item: €3 per day, €15 per week. Suitcase: €4 per day, €20 per week. Large Item: €5 per day, €25 per week. Extra Large Item: €7 per day, €35 per week. Bicycle Box: €4 per day, €20 per week. Keys: €4 per day. Envelope: €3 per day, €15 per week.
Airport Website: www.snn.aero.
Airport tel No: 
+353 61 712 000.
Updated Oct11. Last Visit Apr11. [back].[top]

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