Transportation from Shannon Airport


Bus √Čireann's 2 bus routes stop at the airport directly outside the terminal, connecting cities across the west of Ireland from Cork to Galway.

However, most tourists rent a car at the airport and set off on a road-trip around Ireland.


Bus √Čireann's comfortable coaches run directly to the airport on two routes.

Tickets for all services can be purchased from the ticket machine outside the terminal or directly from the driver. In both cases, you can pay by card or cash.

If you prefer to buy in advance, online tickets are available at

Click on the line number to view the detailed timetable.

Lines Price Travel time Frequency
Limerick 51
9,50 eur
6,80 eur
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
60 minutes
Ennis 51
9,50 eur
6,80 eur
31 minutes 60 minutes
60 minutes
Galway 51 13,50 eur 110 minutes 60 minutes
Cork 51 21 eur 150 minutes 60 minutes
Mallow 51 21 eur 85 minutes 60 minutes
Town of Shannon 343 1,90 eur 8 minutes 60 minutes

If you are heading to the Cliffs of Moher, change bus number 350 in Ennis.

Car rental

Shannon is an extremely popular starting point for road trips around Ireland.

There are several counters of local and large international rental companies right in the terminal. Prices at the cheapest Budget or Payless car rental companies start at 150 eur for a week in the peak summer season.

Compare prices and book a car


Taxi is the most expensive option to get to Shannon Airport. Cars are available for every arrival.

You can pay by card or cash and the average prices are as follows:

  • Limerick - 55 eur
  • Ennis - 55 eur
  • Bunratty - 35 eur

The price is calculated by combining the distance travelled and the time.

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