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Flights to Shannon

Shannon is serviced by an airport just a mile outside town: Shannon Airport. While there's no direct railway link, Limerick (15 miles north) and Ennis (13 miles south) both have train stations with connections to national rail routes. On top of that, the airport has excellent bus services, and it sits on the M18 which heads north to Galway, with easy access to the M24 to Waterford and to the M7 cutting east across the breadth of the country to Dublin.

Which is the main airport in Shannon?

Shannon Airport is the main airport on the west coast of Ireland, with regular arrivals from the USA, the Costa del Sol and other international locales. The airport has coffee shops,  a choice of bars and restaurants and a food market, as well as three luxury lounges. To catch a train from here, passengers should take a taxi or bus to Ennis station or to Colbert station in Limerick.

Which airlines offer flights to Shannon?

Aer Lingus has a strong partnership with the airport, operating flights from Birmingham, Manchester, Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Mallorca, Malaga and Boston. Other arrivals from the US include American Airlines flights from Philadelphia and services from New York by United and Delta. Ryanair, British Airways and Lufthansa also fly to Shannon.

Why travel by plane to Shannon?

Flying to Shannon is a good choice for anyone planning on taking a tour of the picturesque towns, villages and coastline of County Clare, or as the starting point of a more general exploration of Ireland. Planes from the UK take as little as 80 minutes. Travellers from the US can also stop off in Shannon before continuing on to the rest of Ireland or the mainland UK.

Before you travel to Shannon by plane - good to know!

There are service desks for eight different car hire companies in the arrivals hall, with the pick up spot for rental cars just a few minutes' walk away. The airport is also well connected by bus. Bus Eireann runs routes to Ennis, Limerick, Dublin and Tralee, and Expressway's route 51 bus covers Galway and Cork. Buses depart from outside the main terminal. Tickets can be bought from self-service kiosks, and there are Open Road tourist passes offering  3 to 15 days of budget bus travel. Alternatively, passengers can make an advance booking for an airport cab to most local towns of interest.


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