Shannon Airport currently handles just under two million passengers each year, making it the third busiest airport in Ireland. Most of the flights come from across the UK and Europe, but there are some flights to Shannon Airport from the United States.
The airport has a modest selection of facilities and passenger amenities. It was one of the first airports to offer full US pre-clearance outside of the Americas. The friendly staff at Shannon Airport offer the perfect introduction to Irish hospitality.
The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) from Limerick city and Ennis, and 56 miles (90km) from Galway City.
Getting to the city
Taxis operate day and night; buses and coaches operate during the day to Limerick and other Irish cities. Care rental is also avilable in the arrivals hall.
GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Saturday in October).
Tel: +353 (0)61 712 000
There are numerous car rental companies represented at the airport including Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental.
Cabs are available from the cab desk in the arrivals hall. The desk is open for all arriving flights, and the fare is about €1.40 per km or €2.25 per mile.
Shannon Airport is fairly small and facilities are not extensive, but include a bureau de change, ATMs, restaurants and bars, a prayer room, a lounge and several shops. There are good facilities for disabled passengers; travellers with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Long- and short-term parking is available. Long-term parking at Shannon Airport costs €9.50 a day or €47.50 a week. Short term parking is free for the first 15 minutes, or €3 for the first 60 minutes. The daily rate is €20. The airport offers an online booking service called Park4Less, with prices starting at €30 per week in a dedicated parking lot. This car park must be reserved online in advance.
Flights to Shannon Airport can be booked with Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Delta, Ryanair and Lufthansa, among others.
Shannon Airport has 24-hour internet kiosks available for a fee. Free wifi is also available.
All passengers can make use of the Burren Lounge, for a fee of €25 per person for 3 hours. It has complimentary snacks, newspapers, drinks as well as workstations, free internet, showers and TV viewing.
Shannon Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.