Passenger guide - Shannon airport (SNN) 

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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.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Airlines: Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, United Airlines.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 1.7 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +353 6171 2000. 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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Bus - Bus Éireann (Tel +353 6131 3333) 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 (€2.30), Limerick and Ennis (€8.50). 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 €35.00 (20-25 min.)


Counters are situated in the Arrivals Hall.

Avis/Budget (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)
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 1639 - 6:00 am to 11:30 pm)


The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (5:00 am to 8:00 pm), postbox, VIP lounges, internet kiosks and Wi-Fi access free of charge. The Park Inn hotel, situated inside the grounds, provides meeting and conference rooms.

Food and Drinks- There are coffee shops in the Arrivals Hall and transit lounge. In the Departures area there is a bar that opens 24 hours a day and a restaurant.
Shopping- Duty-free articles on the first floor. There are also stores selling books, sweets and accessories.
Baggage- Trolleys available at the car parks. Left luggage, porter and lost and found services in the Arrivals Hall, from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm (Tel +353 873 285 935).
Other Services- Smoking area, oratory, baby changing facilities, children's playground.


Short- and long-term areas, regularly patrolled by the airport police. More information: Tel +353 876 895 679. 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 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).


In front of the passenger terminal is located the Park Inn by Radisson at Shannon Airport (Tel +353 6147 1122). In the surroundings you can find many alternatives, among them: Carrygerry Country House (Tel +353 6136 0500), Hillside B&B (Tel +353 6136 2103), Moloney's B&B (Tel +353 6136 4185), Treacys Oakwood Hotel (Tel +353 6136 1500), Airport Manor B&B (Tel +353 6136 3010), Balally House B&B (Tel +353 6136 2770), Shannon Springs Hotel (Tel +353 6136 4588), Shannon Lodge B&B (Tel +353 6136 2655), Avarest B&B (Tel +353 6136 0278).

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Latest updates: February, 02, 2018
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