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There are 10 ways to get from London to Shannon by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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Fly London Heathrow to Shannon  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) LHR - SNN

46€ - 216€

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  17h 55m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk 300

36€ - 49€

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Fly London Stansted to Shannon  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Shannon (SNN) STN - SNN

49€ - 260€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Shannon  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Shannon (SNN) LGW - SNN

39€ - 245€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Dublin, bus  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dublin (DUB) LGW - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

50€ - 257€

Fly London Stansted to Dublin, bus  •  8h 23m

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

48€ - 172€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  15h 28m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  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

80€ - 212€

Bus and ferry, train  •  17h 17m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Limerick Portlaoise/Limerick Service

40€ - 56€

Bus and ferry, bus via Cahir  •  19h 19m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Cahir, stop 155341 X8
  3. Take the bus from Cahir, stop 155341 to Colbert Station, stop 635031 55

40€ - 55€

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 46m

  1. Drive from London to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Shannon

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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 London to Shannon is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 17h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Shannon is to fly which costs £35 - £190 and takes 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Shannon. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Skycourt Centre, stop 603221 via Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and Friar's Walk, stop 600301. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 55m.

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The distance between London and Shannon is 612 km.

The best way to get from London to Shannon without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 15h 28m and costs £65 - £190.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from London to Shannon, including transfers.

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London to Shannon bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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London to Shannon bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Dunnes, Friars Walk station.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from London to Shannon.
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  • Distance: 612 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between London, England and Shannon, Ireland?

Aer Lingus flies from London Paddington to Shannon 6 times a week.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 220€
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
22€ - 210€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15€ - 210€
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
11€ - 80€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Train operators
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
9€ - 14€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 55€
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€
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 and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
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
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
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
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 Busáras, stop 135001 to Cahir, stop 155341
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Cahir, stop 155341 to Colbert Station, stop 635031
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Bus Eireann
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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There are 76+ hotels available in Shannon. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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