Buses are also a practical option for onward transport from Shannon Airport, but only for those who do not plan to do much touring in the countryside. For example, those heading to Limerick or Cork but not planning on driving the Ring of Kerry might prefer to take a bus and base themselves in the city centre.
There are only bus companies providing service from the terminal: Bus Éireann and JJ Kavanagh & Sons.
Bus Éireann has 136 buses passing through airport grounds on a daily basis. This is the highest frequency direct service available from the terminal. In fact, any service that plies the corridor connecting Galway, Limerick and Cork accesses the airport. There are also direct services from the airport to Limerick and Ennis.
Arriving passengers who want to travel further on can take direct service to any major city in the region, and then change buses for access to the greater Ireland network of routes. Bus Éireann also offers an ‘Open Road’ option that allows unlimited travel every one out of two days. Passengers must travel a minimum of three days out of six, and can buy enough travel stamps to cover a full month.
JJ Kavanagh & Sons
This company focuses on service to and from Dublin. This route takes around six hours to complete and stops off at Limerick, Nenagh, Roscrea and Portlaoise between these two airports.