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There are 5 ways to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin by bus, train or car

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Bus via William Street, stop 607111  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 300

21€ - 29€

4 alternative options

Line 343 bus, train  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the line 343 bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609521 to Colbert Station, stop 635031 51 / ...
  2. Take the train from Limerick to Heuston Portlaoise/Limerick Service

27€ - 40€

Line 343 bus, train via Tipperary  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the line 343 bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609521 to Colbert Station, stop 635031 51 / ...
  2. Take the train from Limerick Junction to Heuston Cork/Mallow Service / ...

30€ - 43€

Bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Dunnes, Friars Walk to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 300

21€ - 30€

Drive  •  2h 17m

  1. Drive from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin 222.8 km

24€ - 40€

Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin by bus

The bus journey time between Shannon Airport (SNN) and Dublin is around 4h 32m and covers a distance of around 260 km. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 1m. Operated by Bus Eireann and Transport for Ireland, the Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin bus service departs from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 and arrives in Dublin, Arlington Hotel. Typically 79 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin bus schedules

Shannon Airport (SNN) → Dublin
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The cheapest way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin is to bus via William Street, stop 607111 which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 3h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 2h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Shannon Airport, stop 609521 and arriving at Dublin, Arlington Hotel via Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 35m.

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The distance between Shannon Airport (SNN) and Dublin is 192 km. The road distance is 222.8 km.

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The best way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin without a car is to bus via William Street, stop 607111 which takes 3h 35m and costs 20€ - 29€.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin, including transfers.

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Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay station.

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Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Dublin, Arlington Hotel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin is 223 km. It takes approximately 2h 17m to drive from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin.

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Map of how to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 192.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Shannon Airport (SNN), Ireland and Dublin, Ireland?

Dublin Coach operates a bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel hourly. Tickets cost 14€ - 17€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. Transport for Ireland also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick to Heuston
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
17€ - 20€
Flexible
21€ - 25€
Train from Limerick Junction to Heuston
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
15€ - 18€
Flexible
18€ - 22€
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
Dublin Coach
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus from Dunnes, Friars Walk to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Transport for Ireland
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 Shannon Airport, stop 609521 to Colbert Station, stop 635031
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Bus Eireann

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