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There are 7 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Shannon Airport (SNN) by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, night train, car or car ferry

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Fly Glasgow to Dublin, bus  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

33€ - 246€

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Fly Glasgow to Cork, train, line 343 bus  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Cork (ORK) GLA - ORK
  2. Take the train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
  3. Take the train from Limerick Junction to Limerick
  4. Take the line 343 bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Shannon Airport, stop 355331

113€ - 402€

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Shannon  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Shannon (SNN) EDI - SNN

80€ - 145€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  20h 21m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Birmingham International
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 300

173€ - 505€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 300

53€ - 69€

Night train, bus, bus and ferry  •  22h 39m

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 300

122€ - 181€

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 53m

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Shannon Airport (SNN)

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Shannon Airport (SNN) is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Shannon Airport (SNN) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Shannon Airport (SNN) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Shannon Airport (SNN) is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £45 - £60 and takes 22h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Shannon Airport (SNN) is to bus and fly which costs £65 - £130 and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Shannon Airport (SNN). However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building and arriving at Shannon Airport, stop 355331 via Glasgow, Birmingham, Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and Henry Street, stop 606821. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 14m.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Shannon Airport (SNN) is 457 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Shannon Airport (SNN) without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 20h 21m and costs £140 - £440.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Shannon Airport (SNN), including transfers.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Shannon Airport (SNN) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Shannon Airport (SNN) bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay station.

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Shannon Airport (SNN).
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  • Distance: 457.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 32m

What companies run services between Glasgow Airport (GLA), Scotland and Shannon Airport (SNN), Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Shannon Airport (SNN). However, you can fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the bus to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay, take the walk to Henry Street, stop 606821, then take the line 343 bus to Shannon Airport (SNN). Alternatively, you can fly to Cork, take the walk to Cork Airport, stop 230061, take the line 226 bus to Kent Station, stop 212631, take the walk to Cork Kent, take the train to Limerick Junction, take the train to Limerick, take the walk to Colbert Station, stop 635031, then take the line 343 bus to Shannon Airport (SNN).

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Glasgow to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 490€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Glasgow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 490€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
13€ - 50€
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
11€ - 13€
Flexible
12€ - 15€
Train from Limerick Junction to Limerick
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
7€ - 9€
Flexible
8€ - 10€
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Night train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 120€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
29€ - 45€
Off-Peak Day Single
55€ - 90€
Anytime Day Single
75€ - 120€
Bus operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 24€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Shannon Airport, stop 355331
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Bus Eireann
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Scottish Citylink
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
National Express
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
Dublin Coach
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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