Shannon Airport Guide (SNN)
Serving the popular destinations of Galway and Limerick in southwest Ireland, Shannon Airport is one of the few European airports to offer U.S. Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance for passengers travelling to the USA. Our Shannon Airport guide includes contact details and information on facilities, transport and accommodation options.
The airport information desk (tel: (061) 712 400) and the tourist information and reservations centre (tel: (061) 471 664) are located in the arrivals concourse.
From Limerick, Shannon Airport can be reached on the westbound N18 by following the signs for Ennis; or from Galway on the southbound N18/M18. From these routes, take the junction for Shannon Airport at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and bear left on the N19.
Bus: J. J. Kavanagh and Sons (tel: 0818 333 222; www.jjkavanagh.ie) operates regular services from Shannon Airport to Limerick (journey time: 45 minutes, fare: €6) and onwards to Dublin (journey time: 4 hours 25 minutes; fare: €17.50). Bus Éireann (tel: (061) 313 333; www.buseireann.ie) offers coach connections to and from all major Irish cities.
Taxi: Taxis drop off passengers on the departures courtyard outside the terminal building and pick up outside Arrivals. There is a taxi desk (tel: (061) 471 538) in the arrivals hall for bookings. The journey time to central Limerick is about 35 minutes, and the fare is around €35.
There are three bureaux de change in the terminal building: one each in the check-in area, arrivals hall and departure lounge. Full banking facilities, including ATMs, are also available.
Telephones and free Wi-Fi internet access are available throughout Shannon Airport. Fixed internet stations are available in WH Smith in Arrivals, which is adjacent to the postbox.
There is a self-service restaurant in the check-in area and a café/snack bar in the arrivals hall. Post-security, there is a café in the transit area and a pub in the departures lounge that is open 24 hours a day.
There is a small selection of shops at Shannon Airport. These include a gift shop and a bookshop/newsagents in the public area. Additional gift shops and newsagents can be found post-security, where there is also a duty-free outlet selling a range of goods.
A left-luggage service (tel: (087) 328 5935) is available to the side of the arrivals hall, on the link corridor serving coach park 1. This is also the point of contact for lost property. A porter can be summoned for assistance via the telephones situated throughout the terminal.
The Rineanna Suite is located next to gate 7 and is open to all for a fee (free to some members). Groups can request executive lounge facilities for corporate events, press launches and business meetings (tel: (061) 712 497). Meeting rooms are also available at the on-site Park Inn Shannon Airport Hotel (tel: (061) 471 122; www.parkinn.ie).
Shannon Airport has a range of facilities to suit the needs of disabled passengers. Lifts, ramps, specially adapted payphones and disabled toilets are located throughout the terminal building. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on request for use within the airport. There are two clearly marked spaces to pick-up and set-down disabled travellers in front of the terminal, and reserved parking is available adjacent to the terminal entrances in the short-term car park. Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
There are more than 5,000 car parking spaces at Shannon Airport. Short-term parking is available directly in front of the terminal building, and a number of long-term car parks can be found a short walk away.
Car hire companies at Shannon Airport include: Avis, Budget, Dooley/Payless, Europcar and Hertz. Each of these providers has desks in the arrivals hall.
There is one hotel at Shannon Airport; but as the area surrounding Shannon Airport is a popular tourist destination, there are many nearby options, from luxury castles and stately homes to more run-of-the-mill accommodation. There is a hotel reservations desk (tel: (061) 471 664) in the airport's arrivals concourse for information and bookings. Our Shannon Airport guide includes the following hotels: