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There are 6 ways to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Northern Ireland by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Belfast City (BHD) SNN - BHD

$134 - $486

Cheapest option

Bus Citylink  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin Airport 712-X
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x / ...

$35 - $55

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Bus, train  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Bunratty to Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride 300
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station 8 / ...

$51 - $86

Bus via Dublin  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Dublin X12
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...

$65 - $88

Train  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Limerick Junction to Heuston 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station 8 / ...

$86 - $128

Drive  •  3h 52m

  1. Drive from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Belfast 244 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Northern Ireland is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Northern Ireland is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Northern Ireland. However, there are services departing from Shannon, Shannon Airport and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay and Dublin Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 5m.

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The distance between Shannon Airport (SNN) and Northern Ireland is 258 km. The road distance is 390.3 km.

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The best way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Northern Ireland without a car is to bus which takes 6h 5m and costs 30€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Northern Ireland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Northern Ireland is to fly which takes 4h 9m and costs 110€ - 430€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 6h 5m, you could also train, which costs 70€ - 120€ and takes 8h 11m.

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There is no direct flight from Shannon Airport to Belfast City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Shannon Airport (SNN) to Northern Ireland bus services, operated by Aircoach, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Map of how to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Northern Ireland.
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  • Distance: 161.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 9m

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

Aer Lingus, British Airways and two other airlines fly from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Belfast every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Belfast via Glentworth, William Street, Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay, and Dublin Airport in around 6h 5m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Shannon to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Shannon to Belfast City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Shannon to Belfast City via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Heuston
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
Bus Eireann
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Bunratty to Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Bunratty to Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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Yes, the driving distance between Shannon Airport (SNN) to Northern Ireland is 390 km. It takes approximately 3h 52m to drive from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Northern Ireland.

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Ryanair, Flybe and Aer Lingus offer flights from Shannon Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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