Getting Here

Whatever way you come to Limerick today – by plane, train, bus, boat or car – it is easily accessible.  Situated just over 2 hours from Dublin City (M7) and 1.5 hours from Cork (N20) and Galway (N18), Limerick’s location on Ireland’s West Coast can be effortlessly reached via all major roads.

Flights

Shannon Airport is the closest airport to Limerick City (12 miles (20Km) west of the city)  and provides international access from many worldwide countries.  Telephone:  +353 – 61 – 471444  www.shannonairport.com  From Shannon Airport there are frequent bus services to Limerick

From Shannon Airport
Bus Eireann                            

Phone: +353 61 313333                                                 www.buseireann.ie

Bus Eireann provides frequent direct coach services between Shannon Airport & Limerick City.
Download Bus Eireann – Bus timetable for Limerick to Shannon Airport (62 Kb)

Taxis

The following taxi fares are for customer guidance purposes only. Exact fares are subject to agreement between the customer and driver. It is recommended that this is done prior to the commencement of the journey.

  • Limerick City Centre €35
  • Castletroy, Limerick €45
  • Raheen, Limerick €45

Car Hire services are also available from the airport.

Buses

The following bus companies operate bus routes to/from Limerick.

From anywhere in Ireland
Bus Eireann
Phone: +353 61 313333                                                 www.buseireann.ie
Bus Eireann provides connections to and from all of Ireland’s major cities.

Dublin/Limerick
Dublin Coach

Phone: +353 87 9483973                                                           www.dublincoach.ie
This Dublin Coach express service makes it possible for customers to travel from Limerick to Dublin in just 2hrs 45mins for the low cost fare of only €10.

JJ Kavanagh & Sons   
Phone: +353 56 8831106 or local 0818 333 222                           www.jjkavanagh.ie
JJ Kavanagh & Sons operates a service that connects Shannon Airport, Limerick and Dublin Airport.

Plaza Express
Phone: +353 61 384422                                                 www.kellytravel.ie/plaza-express/
Kelly Travel offer a bus service from City East Plaza Limerick, non stop to the Red Cow LUAS. 2 hours, non-stop, Free WiFi.  Fares from just €1 when booked in advance! Or pay €10 to the driver.

From Cork Airport, Cork City and Galway
Irish Citylink
Phone: +353 91 564164                                www.citylink.ie
Irish Citylink operates 6 daily return services from Cork Airport, Cork City and Galway to Limerick.    Download the Citylink bus timetable Galway – Limerick – Cork

By Rail

There are regular rail services connecting Limerick with Dublin, Cork, Tralee, Killarney, and (via Dublin) with Belfast, Sligo and Westport. For tickets and schedules, please check the Irish Rail website.  Some train routes to Limerick require a change in Limerick Junction.