Limerick City in detail

Flights & getting there


Shannon Airport in County Clare handles domestic and international flights.

The airport is 26km northwest of Limerick, about 30 minutes by car. Regular Bus Éireann (€8.50, 50 minutes, twice hourly) buses connect Limerick's bus and train station with Shannon Airport. A taxi from the city centre to the airport costs around €35 to €45.


Bus Éireann services operate from the bus and train stations near the city centre. Destinations include Galway, Killarney, Rosslare, Ennis, Shannon, Derry and most other centres. Citylink buses stop on Henry St between Cecil and Glentworth Sts; JJ Kavanagh & Sons buses stop at Arthurs Quay.

Regular services run from Limerick to the following:

Cork Bus Éireann (€16, 1¾ hours, hourly); Citylink (€16, 1½ hours, five daily)

Dublin JJ Kavanagh & Sons (€15, 3¼ hours, four daily)

Dublin Airport JJ Kavanagh & Sons (€20, 3½ hours, four daily); Eireagle ( has 10 luxury wi-fi-equipped coaches daily (€25, 2½ hours), leaving from Arthurs Quay

Galway Citylink (€16, 1½ hours, five daily)

Tralee Bus Éireann (€15, two hours, every two hours)


Irish Rail ( has regular services from Limerick Railway Station, including to Dublin Heuston (€48, 2½ hours, hourly), Ennis (€11.35, 40 minutes, nine daily) and Galway (€23, two hours, four daily). Other routes, including Cork, Tralee, Tipperary, Cahir and Waterford, involve changing at Limerick Junction, 20km southeast of Limerick.