Shannon Airport

Shannon International Airport (SNN)


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.


GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).


Tel: +353 (0)61 712 000 (switchboard); 712 400 (information desk, 6am - midnight); 471 664 (tourist information).

Car rental

There are numerous car rental companies represented at the airport including Hertz, Avis, Budget, National and Thrifty.


Shannon Airport is fairly small and facilities are not extensive, but include a bureau de change, ATMs, restaurants and bars 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 starts at €1.50 for the first 15 minutes or €3 for the first 60 minutes. The daily rate is €20.




Flights to Shannon Airport can be booked with Aer Lingus, Delta Air Lines, Ryanair and Thomson Airlines, among others.


WJH Smith has 24-hour internet kiosks available for a fee. Free wifi is also available.

Business Lounges

Conference and business: First class passengers on Continental Airlines, Aer Lingus Gold Circle members, Priority Pass and Airport Angel cardholders can make use of Rineanna Suite lounge, for all others it costs €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.