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Getting Around Limerick

Limerick City is only a short distance from Shannon Airport, Ireland's second international airport. From Limerick City, there are rail and bus services to much of the rest of the country.

Limerick Bus Services

Bus Éireann provides services to Limerick from Cork, Waterford and Dublin.

For further information on bus services, telephone: +353 (0)61 313333 (Limerick) or +353 (0)1 836-6111 (Dublin), or visit

Rail to/from Limerick

Limerick-Colbert station is located 5 minutes' walk from Limerick City Centre. The only other station in Co Limerick is at Castleconnell.

From Limerick-Colbert station, there are rail services to Dublin, Ennis, Rosslare, Waterford, Cork, and Kerry.

For further information on train services, telephone: +353 (0)61 418666 (Limerick) or +353 (0)1 836-6222; or visit

Getting to Limerick by Sea

The nearest port to Limerick is the Port of Cork, in Co Cork, which operates seasonal services to Britain and France. The other main ports are Rosslare in Co Wexford, and Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire, in Co Dublin.

For more information, see our Ferry Services Guide.

Flying to Limerick

Limerick is located quite close to Ireland's transatlantic airport, Shannon Airport. Scheduled services are operated by major Irish and International airlines from and to Boston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles, with one-stop connections from most other major US cities. Regular scheduled flights operate from Dublin, London and Paris to Shannon, as well as a selection of other UK and continental Europe cities.

For more information, see:

Driving Distances from Limerick City

  Kilometres Miles
Athlone 121 76
Belfast 323 201
Cork 105 66
Derry 328 204
Donegal 296 184
Dublin 198 124
Dundalk 241 150
Galway 105 66
Kilkenny 113 71
Killarney 111 69
Portlaoise 114 71
Roscommon 151 94
Rosslare Harbour 211 132
Shannon Airport 24 15
Sligo 232 145
Waterford 129 81
Wexford 190 119
Wicklow 227 142

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