Terminal Drop-Off Charge

From 1 November 2021, a £5 charge will apply for vehicles dropping off passengers at the designated drop-off zones, located directly outside the terminals. Discounts and exemptions will apply. Free drop-off will be available at the Long Stay car parks.

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Changes to entering the UK using EU ID cards

From 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will need to use a valid passport to travel to the UK. ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document to enter the UK, though some exemptions will apply. 

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  • Shannon Airport Guide

    Full Name: Shannon International Airport
    Location: The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) from Limerick city and Ennis, and 56 miles (90km) from Galway City.
    Time: GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Saturday in October).

    Tel: +353 (0)61 712 000

    Transfer to the City:

    Taxis operate day and night; buses and coaches operate during the day to Limerick and other Irish cities. Care rental is also avilable in the arrivals hall.

    Car rental:

    There are numerous car rental companies represented at the airport including Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental.


    Shannon Airport is fairly small and facilities are not extensive, but include a bureau de change, ATMs, restaurants and bars, a prayer room, a lounge and several shops. There are good facilities for disabled passengers; travellers with special needs should contact their airline in advance.


    Long- and short-term parking is available. Long-term parking at Shannon Airport costs €11 a day or €55 a week. Short-term parking is free for the first 15 minutes, or €3 for the first 60 minutes. The daily rate is €20. The airport offers an online booking service called Park4Less, with prices starting at €30 per week in a dedicated parking lot. This car park must be reserved online in advance.