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.
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
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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:
- Aer Lingus
- TUI Airways
- United Airlines
- American Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Limerick
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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!
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