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Shannon Airport


Location of Shannon Airport

County Clare

Contact Information for Shannon Airport

Telephone +353-61-712 000
Shannon Airport Website

What is Shannon Airport Like?

Built to replace the Foynes seaplane base and to facilitate transatlantic travel with limited fuel suppplies, Shannon Airport was and still is very utilitarian. Passenger facilities are virtually exhausted by the bar-cum-restaurant area and the duty-free shop (duty-free shopping was actually invented in Shannon). Unusual aspects of Shannon Airport include US troops and Russian freight-planes - the former are using Shannon as a staging post for deployment in the Middle East, the latter have maintained a commercial presence for decades now.

How to Get to Shannon Airport

  • By Car
    Shannon Airport is located approximately 24 kilometres from Limerick and 22 kilometres from Ennis, approach via the N18.
  • By Bus
    Bus Eireann provide connections to and from all of Ireland's major cities. Citylink provide a convenient service between Shannon Airport and Galway City.

Destinations Served from Shannon Airport

  • Ireland – Dublin
  • Europe – Numerous destinations in Great Britain and continental Europe.
  • Long-Haul – Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tampa.

    Why You Should Fly via Shannon Airport

    This is the most convenient international airport for the west and south-west of Ireland.

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