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There are 11 ways to get from Southampton to Shannon by train, plane, bus, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon  •  6 h 22 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 - $398

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Fly Southampton to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 51 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 5 min

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

$223 - $1,051

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Shannon  •  6 h 19 min

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

$70 - $296

Train to London Stansted, fly to Shannon  •  6 h 57 min

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

$81 - $256

Fly Southampton to Cork, train, line 7 train, line 343 bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Cork (ORK) SOU - ORK
  2. Take the train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
  3. Take the line 7 train from Limerick Junction to Limerick
  4. Take the line 343 bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Bothar na Luachra

$97 - $352

Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin, bus  •  9 h 28 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

$94 - $257

Train, drive, car ferry, bus  •  20 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Drive from Bristol City Centre, The Centre to Bootle
  3. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  4. Drive from Dublin to Doolin, Doolin Hostel
  5. Take the bus from Doolin, Doolin Hostel to Ennis Bus Station 350

$182 - $415

Train, drive, car ferry, bus via Bath Spa  •  21 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa
  2. Drive from Bristol City Centre, The Centre to Bootle
  3. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  4. Drive from Dublin to Doolin, Doolin Hostel
  5. Take the bus from Doolin, Doolin Hostel to Ennis Bus Station 350

$172 - $401

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  21 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  2. Drive from Canon's Marsh, Gasferry Road to Bootle
  3. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  4. Drive from Dublin to Doolin, Doolin Hostel
  5. Take the bus from Doolin, Doolin Hostel to Ennis Bus Station 350

$151 - $350

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 27 min

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

$121 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Shannon is to fly and bus which costs £50 - £230 and takes 7 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Shannon is to train and fly which costs £170 - £850 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Shannon is 345 miles.

It takes approximately 6 h 22 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 131+ hotels available in Shannon. Prices start at $74 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 £1 - £28.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Shannon.
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  • Distance: 344.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 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 station, take the subway to Canning Town 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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Flights from London Stansted to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $950
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 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
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 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
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
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Bothar na Luachra
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Doolin, Doolin Hostel to Ennis Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
Bus Eireann
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 from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53
Stena Line

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