If you are visiting the West of Ireland, there is no better place to land than Shannon Airport. Situated in County Clare, between Ennis and Limerick City, it is an ideal starting point for a tour of the west coast of Ireland, or indeed, the whole country.

If you are travelling by car, the airport is easily accessible from both the north and the south. The N19 dual-carriageway which by-passes Shannon town has made it even more accessible.

Wherever you wish to go in Ireland, it will be a convenient drive from Shannon Airport. You can travel to Dublin on the N7 (approx 4 hours), Galway on the N18 (approx 2 hours), Limerick on the N18 (approx 15 minutes) or Cork on the N20 (approx 2 hours).

By far the best transport option for exploring Ireland is by car. On arrival in Shannon Airport, you will find a number of car hire options available to you. You can find an excellent range of vehicles available from CAR HIRE.ie Shannon Airport location. It has a range of vehicles at competitive prices. However, if you arriving at peak season you are advised to book ahead.

If you are driving, Shannon Airport offers both short-term and long-term car parking. Short-term parking, for anything less than a day, can cost between €1 and €15. Long-term car parking costs €8.50 per day or €42 per week.

If you choose not to rent a car for your stay, you can easily catch a bus to your destination of choice. Ireland’s national carrier Bus Eireann provides connections to and from all of Ireland’s major cities.

Meanwhile, there are also some private services on offer. Citylink runs between Galway City and Shannon Airport, while JJ Kavanagh & Sons provides services to Limerick and Dublin Airport.