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Shannon Airport

General information

Shannon Airport is located in the west of Ireland at the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland after which the airport is named. In the 1960s the construction of Shannon (town) started, the residential areas were intended as a home for the workers at the airport. That means, travellers do not fly to Shannon Airport to visit Shannon, more likely to visit the cities of Limerick, Ennis, Galway and Cork.

You can fly direct from Shannon Airport to some destinations in the United States. It was the first airport in the world, outside of the Americas, to offer US border pre-clearance facilities to passengers travelling to the USA.


Where is Shannon Airport situated?

The airport is located west of Limerick. Shannon Airport is at the end of the N19 national road, which connects to the M18 (direction north) and N18 (direction Limerick).

How many terminals does Shannon Airport have?

Shannon Airport is a convenient airport with one terminal. The terminal consists of two floors, on the ground floor you will find Departures on the left and Arrivals on the right.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Shannon Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Ireland.

Airport Distance
Kerry Airport 71km
Cork Airport 99km
Ireland West Airport Knock 135km
Dublin Airport 196km



The distance from Shannon Airport to the centre of Limerick is 25 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Limerick.

From SNN Airport to Limerick City centre by Car
25 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Shannon Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Shannon Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Shannon Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Shannon Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Limerick is about € 45.-. Book your taxi at Shannon Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From SNN Airport to Limerick City centre by Taxi
25 km
30 min
€ 45.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Shannon Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Shannon Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Shannon Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Shannon Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Shannon Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Shannon Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Shannon Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ryanair
  • Aer Lingus
  • TUI Airways
  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Shannon Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport, Shannon

The Park Inn Shannon Airport is ideally located just steps from the main terminal building of Shannon International Airport. With comfortable and stylish accommodation, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, as well as a gym.


Carrygerry Country House, Shannon

Built in 1793, Carrygerry is a charming country house on Ireland’s scenic County Clare Coast. It boasts an award-winning restaurant overlooking Shannon Estuary, individually designed bedrooms and free Wi-Fi.


Treacys Oakwood Hotel, Shannon

Treacys Oakwood Hotel is located in the heart of Shannon’s town centre, next to the Skycourt shopping centre and only 5.1 km drive from the Shannon Airport. The Wild Atlantic Way can also easily be explored from the hotel.

Hotels in Limerick

Looking for the best hotels in Limerick? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


George Limerick Hotel, Limerick

The George Hotel Limerick is a luxury hotel located on a corner of O’Connell Street in Limerick city centre, making it the ideal starting point for shopping, gigs/shows, sports fans or tourists visiting local attractions.


Clayton Hotel Limerick, Limerick

With views from the idyllic location on the River Shannon waterfront in Limerick City Centre, Clayton Hotel Limerick offers free WiFi throughout and access to the Waterfront Restaurant, Grill Bar and Restaurant and ClubVitae leisure centre, featuring...


Limerick City Hotel, Limerick

With views over the River Shannon, Limerick City Hotel is in the heart of the city centre, 5 minutes’ walk from Colbert Bus and Train Station. It offers spacious rooms with TVs, a restaurant and bar along with free WiFi available throughout.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Shannon Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Day Visit

Step back to medieval and Victorian times with a full-day admission ticket to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park near Shannon Town (18 minutes drive from Limerick city). Explore the 15th-century castle to see its rich furnishings, chambers and artworks.


Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Limerick

Experience the wild coast of the Atlantic Ocean this day trip from Limerick to the Cliffs of Moher. Ride an air-conditioned bus thorugh Burren and stop at Bunratty Castle and the village of Doolin.

Tour & transport

From Dublin: Cliffs of Moher Small Group Tour

Explore the majestic Cliffs of Moher on a day tour in a luxury modern vehicle. Travel along the majestic Wild Atlantic Way.


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