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

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) LHR - SNN

$121 - $399

Cheapest option

Fly Southampton to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 36 min

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

$68 - $289

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Train to London City, fly to Shannon  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Shannon (SNN) LCY - SNN

$224 - $1,051

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Shannon  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Shannon (SNN) LGW - SNN

$70 - $283

Train to London Stansted, fly to Shannon  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Shannon (SNN) STN - SNN

$82 - $256

Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin, bus  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

$96 - $260

Fly Southampton to Cork, train, line 343 bus  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Cork (ORK) SOU - 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 Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Drumgeely Road

$97 - $353

Train, car ferry, carferry, drive, bus via Dunnes, Friars Walk  •  34 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Take the carferry from Cherbourg to Rosslare
  4. Drive from Rosslare to Doolin, Doolin Hostel
  5. Take the bus from Doolin, Doolin Hostel to Ennis Bus Station 350

$160 - $271

Train, car ferry, carferry, drive, bus  •  34 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Take the carferry from Cherbourg to Rosslare
  4. Drive from Rosslare to Doolin, Doolin Hostel
  5. Take the bus from Doolin, Doolin Hostel to Ennis Bus Station 350

$156 - $267

Drive, carferry  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Fishguard
  2. Take the carferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Shannon

$121 - $160

Questions & Answers

The distance between Southampton and Shannon is 345 miles.

It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Southampton to Shannon, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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There are 138+ hotels available in Shannon. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Shannon.
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  • Distance: 344.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

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

There is no direct connection from Southampton to Shannon. However, you can take the train to Reading, take the train to Hayes & Harlington, take the train to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Ind Est, then take the line 343 bus to Shannon. Alternatively, you can take the train to London Waterloo, take the walk to Waterloo Underground Station, take the Tube to Canning Town Underground Station, take the walk to Canning Town DLR Station, take the train to London City Airport DLR Station, take the walk to London City airport, fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Ind Est, then take the line 343 bus to Shannon.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from London City to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Flights from London Stansted to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Poole
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Limerick
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Drumgeely Road
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Doolin, Doolin Hostel to Ennis Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$55 - $80
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.ie
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$60 - $70

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