Shannon Airport is strategically located at a crossroads between several popular cities in south-west Ireland. Most people who fly into the airport are bound for either Limerick or Galway, but Ennis and a range of other smaller towns are also in the area.
Given the fact that onward driving is required for just about any flight into the terminal, picking up a car hire is probably the most practical mode of getting around. This is especially true for those who plan on spending any amount time enjoying the scenery in the countryside.
Arriving passengers can choose from transport by taxi, bus or car rental. The following is a breakdown of these offerings:
The car hire desks are situated on either side of the entrance to the arrivals area. Drivers can choose from many car hire companies, including Europcar. Booking ahead of time is wise, as it allows for discounts as well as a faster transition through the terminal. The vehicles are airport ground on-site opposite the terminal building. See more information on car rental companies.
Bus Éireann is main bus provider serving Shannon Airport with 136 services passes through on a daily basis, providing in-depth coverage for the entire region. Passengers can rely on buses for onward transport to virtually any city in the region, though they are less practical accessing sites in the countryside. See more information on Shannon airport bus services.
There is an airport taxi service with a desk located inside the arrival hall. They are open 24 hours and 7 days a week to meet all arriving flights. It is essential to negotiate the fare with the driver before boarding, for more information on fares, visit their website.