The Official Guide to Limerick, Ireland
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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. 

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