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Shannon Airport

Discover Shannon Airport, its facilities and services it offers, the top places to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this with.

About Shannon Airport

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Shannon Airport (IATA: SNN) is an international airport that provides service to 1.8 million passengers each year. The airport opened in the 1930s and serves cities within the United States and Europe. The airport is the 3rd busiest airport serving the state and the 5th busiest on the island of Ireland.

The airport owns one runway and it is the longest runway in Ireland which is at about 3,199 metres long.

Shannon Airport Location

The airport is located at 16.5 miles (26.6 km) west of Limerick, Republic of Ireland:


Shannon Airport provides facilities and services to offer its travellers comfort and ease. The airport in total has 14 gates as well as shops, cafes and restaurants the airport terminal.

Facilities Include:

A selection of shopping and dining places are available from famous restaurants, cafes and luxury to duty-free and designer shops.

Free WiFi Accessibility

Luggage Storage

Luggage Lockers

Post Office

Prayer Room


Mobile Charging

Family Services


Currency Exchange

Lounges Include:

Boru Lounge (Airside, near Gate 7): includes beverages, air conditioning, disabled access, WiFi, telephone, showers, newspapers and magazines.

Burren Suite (Airside, near Gate 6): available beverages, air conditioning, WiFi, telephone, disabled access, showers, newspapers and magazines.


shannon runway

Shannon Airport currently has one runway.

Direction Length (ft) Length (m) Surface
06/24 10,495 3,199 Asphalt


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Main Terminal

The main airport terminal opened on March 2000 and has 14 gates, 40 check-in desks, 5 baggage carousels. There are nearly 20 aircraft parking stands. The car parks can hold 4,200 cars.

Airlines that fly to Shannon Airport

The following table has all of the airlines that fly passenger services from Shannon Airport:

Aer Lingus American Airlines Air Canada
American Airlines Delta Air Lines Lufthansa
Norwegian Air Shuttle Ryanair TUI Airways
United Airlines

The Most Popular international Destinations

Rank Destination Passengers
1 London–Heathrow 274,623
2 London–Stansted 203,006
3 New York–JFK 118,316
4 London–Gatwick 115,690
5 Boston 93,109
6 Manchester 84,756
7 Newark 67,626
8 Málaga 58,614
9 Orlando, Florida 56,921
10 Lanzarote 46,440

The most popular destinations in 2018. Statistics from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

How to get to Shannon Airport

By Road

There are many taxi companies that offer taxicab services at Shannon Airport. For taxi service from the airport, head to the airport cab desk in the Arrivals Hall. It takes only 30 minutes to the Shannon centre by taxi from the city of Limerick. There are pick-up and drop-off areas at the terminals and short and long-stay multi-storey car parks you can use to park your car amongst 5,000 car park spaces at a small fee.

By Public Transport

Bus Eireann offers service between Shannon Airport and major Irish cities including Route 51 - Galway to Cork, Route X51 - Galway to Limerick, Route 343 - Limerick to Shannon to Ennis.

By Rental Car

There is a good selection of cars you can hire. The following car rental agencies are available on site of the airport: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Dooley Car Rentals, Hertz and Europcar.