Shannon airport (SNN)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Shannon Airport, opened on October 24, 1945, is one of the busiest in the Republic of Ireland. It operates with destinations in the United Kingdom, the main cities in Europe and some flights to the United States and Canada.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 1.8 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +353 6171 2000. E-mail: [email protected] Information desk and tourist office in the Arrivals area of the ground floor.


The airport is located 24 km (15 miles) southeast from Ennis and 25 km (16 miles) to the west of Limerick.

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Public and private transportation

Bus - Bus Éireann (Tel +353 1836 6111) operates line 51 headed for Cork (€19.00) and Galway (€10.00), with intermediate stops in Limerick (€8.50), Charleville, Mallow, Ennis (€8.50), Ardrahan, Kilcolgan and Oranmore. Route 343 runs to Shannon (€2.40), Limerick and Ennis. Journey time to downtown Shannon is about 15 minutes. Bus X51 is an express service to Limerick and Galway. Further information

Taxi - There is a reservation desk in the Arrivals Hall (Tel +353 6147 1538). The approximate fare to downtown Shannon is €10.00 (10 minutes), while the trip to Limerick and Ennis has a cost of around €40.00-55.00 (20-25 min.)


Car rental agencies

Counters are situated in the Arrivals Hall.

Avis (Tel +353 6171 5600 - Mondays through Fridays from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm, Saturday from 5:30 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +353 6147 1361 - 5:00 am to 0:00 am)
Dollar/Thrifty (Tel +353 6147 1369)
Dooley (Tel +353 6147 1098 - 5:30 am to 11:00 pm)
Enterprise (Tel +353 6170 4914 - 5:30 am to 11:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +353 6120 6040 - 5:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +353 6147 1369 - 6:00 am to 11:30 pm)


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Parking services at Shannon airport (SNN)

Short- and long-term areas, regularly patrolled by the airport police and with valet parking service. More information: Tel +353 6171 2000. Rates

Short Term - In front of the main building. The first 15 minutes are free.
Long Term - Behind the previous lot, 2-3 min. away from the terminal.
Park4Less - Economy parking for long stays situated 7-9 min. away from the Departures area. Only available through online booking.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities include designated parking spaces close to the terminal, adapted toilets, escalators, lifts, accessible telephones, contrasting and Braille signage, sensory room. Wheelchairs available for free (Tel +353 6131 3691). Services for passengers with reduced mobility from the desk located in the check-in area between 5:00 am and 0:00 am (Tel +353 6171 2074).

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Latest updates: May 16, 2019