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There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Shannon by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train, car ferry, bus, drive  •  15h 28m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick to Stranraer
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin 400
  4. Take the bus from Dublin, Cathal Brugha Street to Portumna, Portumna 847
  5. Drive from Portumna, Portumna to Shannon

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Train to Glasgow, fly to Dublin, bus  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

€48 - €267

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Drive, car ferry  •  7h 12m

  1. Drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Shannon

Train, train to Edinburgh, fly to Shannon  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Shannon (SNN) EDI - SNN

€89 - €173

Train, train to Edinburgh, fly to Dublin, bus  •  10h 21m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB
  4. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

€58 - €240

Train to Glasgow, fly to Cork, train  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Cork (ORK) GLA - ORK
  3. Take the train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction

€112 - €241

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Shannon is 1850 24 1850.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Shannon is to train and fly and bus which costs £40 - £230 and takes 8h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Shannon is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost £75 - £150 and takes 6h 52m.

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The distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Shannon is 417 km.

It takes approximately 15h 28m to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Shannon, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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There are 58+ hotels available in Shannon. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Shannon.
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  • Distance: 417.2 km
  • Duration: 15h 28m

What companies run services between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK), Scotland and Shannon, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Shannon. However, you can take the train to Stranraer, take the walk to Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal, take the line 360 bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the walk to Belfast Stena Line Terminus, take the line 96 bus to Belfast CastleCourt, take the walk to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, take the bus to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin, Cathal Brugha Street, take the bus to Portumna, Portumna, then take the drive to Shannon. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the drive to Shannon.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €60
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €90
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Glasgow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €430
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Prestwick to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€15 - €22
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €23
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€8 - €12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€17 - €23
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €28
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€9 - €14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€21 - €28
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€11 - €17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€26 - €35
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Dublin, Cathal Brugha Street to Portumna, Portumna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Kearns Transport
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
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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