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Shannon Airport

Shannon International Airport is located just 24 kilometres from Limerick. Shannon Airport has a network of 35 destinations across UK, Europe and the US. Among the destinations served by Shannon are one European hub (Heathrow), five US hubs (JFK New York, Newark, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston) and cities across Spain, France, Germany, Poland and Lithuania.

Shannon Airport is the first airport in the world, outside of the Americas, to offer Full US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facilities to airlines travelling to the USA. This allows passengers to pre-clear all formalities for US Immigration, Customs and Agriculture

Phone: +353 61 471444


From Shannon Airport there are frequent bus services to Limerick.


The following taxi fares are for customer guidance purposes only. Exact fares are subject to agreement between the customer and driver. It is recommended that this is done prior to the commencement of the journey.

  • Limerick City Centre €35
  • Castletroy, Limerick €45
  • Raheen, Limerick €45

You can also visit the Shannon Airport Cab website.

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is 120miles (200km) north-east of Limerick and it is Ireland's main airport. The newly opened M7 and the M50 motorway connects Limerick all the way thorough to Dublin Airport.

The journey from Dublin Heuston Rail Station to Limerick Colbert Station is an average of 2 hours and 40 minutes and the return ticket costs €40 to €50. For best fares visit the Irish Rail website. Some train routes to Limerick require a change in Limerick Junction.

There are many bus services that connect Dublin Airport to Heuston Rail Station including Airlink Express which are operated by Dublin Bus. The journey takes some 40 minutes and a one way trip costs:

  • €6 adult single
  • €10 adult return
  • 3 child single
  • €5 child return

By car, the journey from Dublin Airport  to Limerick takes in average 2 hours on the newly opened M7 motorway. 

Limerick Gateway to the World

Limerick is served with excellent rail links, with frequent services from Dublin, Cork and the newly opened line to Galway. For further information and ticketing contact Irish Rail at (061) 315555

The following bus companies operate bus routes to/from Limerick.

From anywhere in Ireland

Bus Eireann

Phone: +353 61 313333

Bus Eireann provides connections to and from all of Ireland's major cities.

From Shannon Airport and Dublin Airport

Bus Eireann

Phone: +353 61 313333

Bus Eireann provides frequent direct coach services between Shannon Airport & Limerick City. Download the Bus Eireann timetable for Limerick to Shannon Airport here.

JJ Kavanagh & Sons

Phone: +353 56 8831106 or local 0818 333 222

JJ Kavanagh & Sons operates a service that connects Shannon Airport, Limerick and Dublin Airport.

Dublin Coach

Phone: +353 87 9483973

This Dublin Coach express service makes it possible for customers to travel from Limerick to Dublin in just 2hrs 45mins for the low cost fare of only €10. is an express non-stop coach service, taking you direct from Dublin Airport to Limerick. Our luxury coaches offer generous legroom, free wifi, and on-board toilets. With a range of departure times operating day and night is the perfect way to start or finish your travel in comfort.

From Cork Airport, Cork City and Galway

Irish Citylink

Phone: +353 91 564164

View the Irish Citylink timetable here

Limerick’s excellent road and rail network reflects the region’s accessibility. Six national roads converge on Limerick city and its environs. Following the opening of the Limerick Tunnel, the road network around Limerick is now connected in a southern bypass of the city. 

Dublin is just a two hour drive by motorway (M7) and Limerick is less than 1.5 hours from Ireland’s other main urban centres. Cork is just a 90 minute drive from Limerick (M20/N20) while Galway is approximately 80 minutes on the M18.

Route planners to help you plan your trip to Limerick are available at

Distance to Limerick...

  • Shannon Airport (N18/N19): 24 kms
  • Belfast (M7/M50/M1/A1): 290 kms
  • Dublin (M7): 192 kms
  • Cork (M20/N20): 103 kms
  • Galway (N18/M18): 105 kms
  • Tralee (M20/N21): 104 kms
  • Tipperary (N24): 40 kms
  • Rosslare (N24/N25): 199 kms

The Transport for Ireland Journey Planner provides information about train, bus, ferry and taxi services to and around Limerick.

Click here for the Journey Planner.