The region has its own airport (Shannon – 30 minute drive) as well as easy transport routes (motorways) from other parts of the country (Dublin, Cork, Galway etc.). Ryanair and Aer Lingus (as well as many other carriers) offer low priced flights into Ireland. Flights operate to Shannon from the UK, Europe (including European hub airports) and the USA (with US Customs Pre-Clearance).
Please see the Shannon Airport website for further information.
Dublin Airport also offers a wide variety of destinations, also covering Asia, and is around a 2hr drive from Limerick.
Cork Airport is also just a 1hr 45 min drive away.
The University of Limerick is located 4kms from Limerick city.
If delegates are staying in on-campus accommodation, no transport to UL will be required, as it is within walking distance of the venue
Getting to Limerick from Shannon Airport
To get to the University of Limerick campus from Shannon Airport, you can travel by car, taxi, or bus. This link takes you to the map with directions to the campus.
Taxi: The airport taxi desk, located in Shannon Airport arrivals hall, will organise an airport taxi for you. It is open for all arriving flights. If you wish to book in advance you can contact the desk directly:
Tel: +353 61 471538 or visit the airport cab website
The approximate taxi fare is €45 (includes all passengers in the taxi).
Bus: The public bus service with Bus Eireann runs from Shannon Airport to Limerick City (€8.40 one-way, €13.20 round-trip), with a second bus (€2.10 one way) from the city centre to the UL.
Getting to Limerick from Dublin Airport
There are a number of commercial coaches going directly from Dublin Airport to University of Limerick.
Dublin Coach offer services from Dublin Airport to the University of Limerick and Limerick city. Coaches depart the airport every hour on the half hour with a stop at the Red Cow Luas Stop to change coach for the M7 Express Service to the University of Limerick. Prices start from €15 per person one-way. Please see the following link for further information www.dublincoach.ie
Eireagle offer 8 coaches daily from Dublin Airport to Limerick City. Please see the following link for further information www.eireagle.com
Getting to Limerick from Cork Airport
Getting to Limerick by train
Irish Rail trains connect Ireland’s major cities. The train stations are accessible by bus from the major airports where you can get connecting trains around the country www.irishrail.ie.