Local transport


There is no train connection with Shannon Airport. There are plans to extend the railway line between Limerick and Ennis to the airport.

Car and bus

The airport is 24 kilometers from Limerick and 22 kilometers from Ennis, these two towns are connected by the N18. The exit to the airport is at Bunratty Castle and is clearly indicated, follow the last part of the N19. From Limerick the N7 goes to the Irish capital Dublin, Galway is approximately 90 kilometers from the airport.

Bus Eireann (tel: +353(0)61 313 333) has connections to all important places in Ireland, the prices to all destinations are given on the website, this company has a counter in the Arrivals Hall (tel: +353(0)61 474 311).

Citylink (tel: +353(0)91 564 163) has a direct bus connection with Galway.

Car rental - Shannon Airport

The following car rental companies have a counter in the Arrivals Hall: Avis, Budget, Dollar Thrifty, Dooley Car Rentals, Europcar, Hertz, Irish Car Rentals and National. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


There is a taxi counter in the Arrivals Hall (tel: +353(0)61 471 538). A taxi ride costs €1.30 per kilometer with a minimum of €7.00 per ride, a ride to Limerick or Ennis costs approximately €30.00 and a ride to Galway costs €110.00.

Limousines with a chauffeur, VIP Chauffeur (tel: +353(0)868 175 500).

Airport Parking

The short-term parking area is right in front of the terminal, the prices are €2.80 for the first hour and up to two hours costs €5.00. There are four long-term parking areas, the prices are €8.50 per day or €42.00 per week. A Frequent User Card costs €780.00 per year (tel: +353(0)61 712 200).