Northern Ireland Car Hire

Shannon Airport

Guests flying into the Shannon region will arrive in the Shannon airport (SNN), located in County Clare.

Driving Directions:
The airport is centrally located easily within driving distance of the major towns in the region. It is 15 miles from Limerick and Ennis (north on the N18), and about 60 miles from Galway (south on the N18).

Parking at Shannon airport is divided into Short-Term, and Long-Term Parking facilities. The Short-Term parking is located within walking distance to the terminal, and the Long-Term offers a courtesy shuttle service.

Other Transport:

Also located in the airport are regular coach (bus) service to Limerick and Ennis (Bus Eirann), and to Galway (Citylinik). There is also a taxi stand inside the arrivals area, and VIP Chauffeur provides limousine service.

The airport has full-banking options available, as well as several ATMs. A café serves snacks and coffee, and there is also a 24-hour bar. Several gift shops, newsstands, and an internet kiosk and duty-free are provided. Children are provided for by means of two nurseries.

Disabled Travelers:
The airport is designed with disabled travelers in mind, and offers wheelchair-friendly toilets, ramps, parking, and assistance if needed.


The closest hotel is the Shannon Great Southern Hotel, which can be reached in a few minutes walk. Also, just a short drive away are the Clare Inn Hotel, Oak Wook Arms Hotel, Quality Hotel Shannon, and the Shannon Shamrock.