Arriving By Road

Arriving By Road

Shannon Airport is in the West of Ireland. Driving to Shannon Airport is fairly simple. We recommend the Google maps app and Ireland’s AA route planner. Please see travel times and distance information below for your guidance. Maps can be purchased in the Londis shop in the arrivals hall. Maps can be downloaded and printed also in the printing station next to the Londis shop on the ground floor of the terminal building.

  • Travelling from Limerick city via the N18 road
  • Travelling from Dublin via M7 road
  • Travelling from Cork via N20 road
  • Travelling from Galway M18 road.
  • Travelling from Kerry N21 road

Distance and travel times from Shannon Airport from various locations 

To Limerick 26.8km (30 minutes)

To Galway 84.5km (1 hour and 10 minutes)

To Ennis 26.4km (25 minutes)

To Cork 123.3km (1 hour and 45 minutes)

To Dublin 228.5km (2 hours 35 minutes)

To Waterford 154.4km (2 hours 30 minutes)

To Kerry 122.7km (1 hour 45 minutes)

To Tipperary 66.9km (1 hour)

To the Cliffs of Moher 64.3km (1 hour)

To Bunratty Castle 12.9km (14 minutes)

To Dromoland Castle 13.6km (19 minutes)

To Adare Manor 43.1km (45 minutes)

To Thomond Park 24.3km (30 minutes)

To University of Limerick 35.9km (40 minutes)

Car Hire

The car hire depots are situated next to the main car parks. Driving into Shannon Airport you will see the car rental companies depots to the left-hand side and straight ahead. Shannon Airport guide recommends that you allow at least 30 minutes for returning your rental car. Please see car rental page in the Airport Transport section in the drop-down menu.

Car Parking

When arriving by road, there are a large amount of car parking spaces at Shannon Airport. Please see our car parking page in the Airport Services drop-down menu. The postcode for Shannon Airport is V14 EE06. Please follow car parking signs for short and long term car parks, which are directly in front of the terminal building.

Arriving by Public Transport Coach

When arriving by road on public transport at Shannon Airport by coach with Bus Eireann your driver will drop you off at the bus stop right outside the terminal building. Entering Shannon Airport terminal building through the sliding glass doors and you will walk into the departures area or arrivals area, both areas are next to each other on the ground floor. You will see a 20-foot high Irish rugby sculpture in the departures area. You will also see all the airline desks in front of you.

Arriving on a Private Coach

Arriving on a private coach your driver will enter Coach park two. This car park is right next to the departures area. You will enter through the glass doors straight into the departures area. You don’t have to walk far to check-in. If you are on a tour bus you can give a review of your tour on trip advisor.

Arriving by Taxi

Arriving at Shannon Airport by taxi, this guide website recommends asking your driver to drop you off in Coach park two. This is the most convenient place to be dropped off because it right next to the departures area. You will enter the departures area via the glass entrance doors at Coach park two. Shannon Airport Guide recommends the taxi desk at Shannon Airport. Shannon Airport Guide recommends the free now taxi app.

Arriving by Limousine

We recommend that you arrive at least 2 hours before your flight is taking off. Your limousine driver will enter via Coach park two. You will enter the departures area via the Coach park two electric glass entrance doors.  Luggage trolleys are situated to the left of the main sliding doors.

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