Transfers from Shannon Airport like many travel arrangements can become a lot easier when you get to know your options, and the lay of the land. Here we provide 5 Top Travel Tips for those planning to arrive at Shannon Airport on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The first thing to note is that the airport is only serviced by road, so there is no rail terminal feeding through to major cities such as nearby Limerick and Ennis, as you may find in regional airports elsewhere in Europe. The nearest main line rail station will be Colbert Station in Limerick operated by Iarnród Eireann which routes through to Dublin, Cork and other sizable towns and cities.
The National Bus company Bus Eireann and a number of other operators such as Silver Bus, Galway Express, and JJ.Kavanagh operate scheduled services into Limerick and beyond. You can of course organise something like a local taxi in the arrivals hall after you land which can be a bit of a lottery. But nothing really beats the ease of being met and greeted, then whisked away in a Limousine, a purpose build MPV or a high specification Mercedes Mini Coach. You will be very presently surprised how competitive such a service can be against a regular hackney cab, or minibus, and how much more comfort and extra luggage room you will have. Not only will you rest easy knowing that your luggage space will never be an issue, but as the countryside unfolds you’ll get the notion that road travel through Ireland should never done any other way; as you sit back and relax anticipating your arrival at your chosen destination.
5 Top Tips for planning Shannon Airport Transfers.
1) Firstly to avoid possible delay, uncertainty and stress, organise your transfer as early as practical a few days before arriving, and taking note that the summer months can be exceptionally busy. Last year alone 1.7 million visitors passed through Shannon, so don’t leave it too late. You can make your travel arrangements from our dedicated transfers booking page today.
2) If you’are organising a group of passengers, arrange for a vehicle with a few more seats than you need. This will help you with luggage space and avoid a cramped travel experience. Its worth noting some key attraction and hotels can be up to a couple of hours drive away. For example, a Viano will be full to capacity with five adults, so request a nine seater Sprinter model if you have luggage for the week and of course with passenger loads of up to 16 people you can always opt for a small mini coach to make your Shannon Airport Transfer work smoothly for you.
3) Again, remember if you are travelling out of the immediate region of Co. Clare or Co. Limerick, and time is an issue, our national roads are very rural, motorways especially are dual carriageway not triple lane. You may find our regional hotel listings helpful as they offer distances and approximate arrival times.
4) If you are arriving on business, then remember that your arrival and departure will always create a lasting impression. For impact, think grand entrance! Choose from one of our many executive class vehicles for your stay.
5) If you are staying longer and are considering renting, driving in Ireland can be a somewhat challenging experience, as our roads are often narrower, and un-even, which is of course part of our rural appeal. Many overseas visitors are now taking advantage of our Chauffeur Drive services, which provide a unique opportunity to truly relax and enjoy Ireland’s world renown hospitality and stunning landscapes together with that highly personal ‘go-as-you-please’ appeal; after-all, its a vacation you desire.
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