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Transfer Options from Dublin Airport to Limerick

Limerick city is located around 210 kilometres away from Dublin Airport, in the middle western part of Ireland. As a result, the transportation options from Dublin Airport to Limerick are limited to an airport taxi or the bus. Both transfer options take around 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to Limerick, depending on traffic conditions. Taking an airport taxi from Dublin Airport is the best option in terms of convenience and comfort but it’s also the most expensive; the average fare for an airport taxi is around €350 for up to 4 passengers. The CityLink Eireagle 712X is a cheaper alternative, with a single adult fare at €26; a better choice if you’re travelling on a tight budget.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Dublin at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €515 150min 24/7 Book
Taxi €350 150min 24/7
Bus €52 160min 04:00–00:30

How to get from Dublin Airport to Limerick by taxi

Local taxis at Dublin Airport are easy to spot as they are classic black cabs with a black and yellow taxi roof sign. Even though on-demand taxis are available 24/7, taxi drivers may be reluctant to accept a long-distance hire, as the trip from Dublin Airport to Limerick takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes. However, the airport staff are happy to help travellers order private taxis, free of charge. To avoid the hassle and meet a driver as soon as you land, you can book your airport taxi from Dublin to Limerick in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Taxi fare from Dublin Airport to Limerick

If a Dublin taxi driver agrees to operate the trip from Dublin Airport to Limerick City, they will not use the taximeter to calculate the fare but charge a fixed fare instead. The average fare for a ride from Dublin to Limerick is around €350 for up to 4 passengers but this is an indicative estimate only and should not be taken as a guaranteed fare. The long distance, travel time, lack of customers on the return route as well as tolls, all add up to this final price.



Trip Duration

2 Hr. 30 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis at Dublin Airport are available 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Whether your flight lands at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2, to find the official airport taxi rank, simply follow taxi signage to the taxi ranks outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Airport taxi dispatchers are available to help you with any special taxi requests.


Although taking an airport taxi is a pricey option, it’s still the most convenient choice given how far is Dublin from Limerick. An even better option is to book an airport taxi in advance to ensure a fixed, competitive fare and budget your trip beforehand. Moreover, you will not have to worry about finding a taxi driver at the last minute willing to take you from Dublin Airport to Limerick; your private transfer driver will simply be waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall right after landing.

Editor’s Note

If you think you have been overcharged, you can request a printed receipt once you arrive at your destination in Limerick; you can then file an official complaint to the company the driver works for or the National Transport Authority.

Useful Tips

There is a tunnel connecting Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in case you need to move between the two.
Regardless of the destination you are travelling to, you can use the taxi fare calculator on Dublin Airport's official website to get a fare estimate and avoid being overcharged.
All taxis in Ireland must accept card payments at no extra cost.
Road toll charges aren't included in the fare and will be added as incurred unless otherwise agreed with your driver.

How to get from Dublin Airport to Limerick by bus

CityLink is the only bus network operating routes from Dublin Airport to Limerick. The Eireagle 712X bus departs from Dublin Airport frequently and arrives at Castletroy or Arthur’s Quay in Limerick in about 2 hours and 40 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Dublin Airport to Limerick?

A single adult ticket for the Eireagle Dublin Airport bus to Limerick costs €26 if purchased online and €30 if purchased onboard. A reduced single ticket for children and teens from 4 to 18 years old costs €15 if purchased online and €17 if purchased onboard. If you’re planning to travel back from Limerick city to Dublin Airport, it’s worth booking a round trip to ensure a lower fare.



Trip Duration

2 Hr. 40 Min.

CityLink buses from Dublin Airport to Limerick depart every 2 hours.

Value for Money

The Eireagle 712X bus is available from 04:00 to 00:30 at Dublin Airport.

Where do I get the bus from?

The Eireagle 712X bus station departs from Zone 10 at Dublin Airport Bus Park; walk straight ahead if you’re exiting from Terminal 1 or head left if you’re exiting from Terminal 2.


Based on service quality, ticket prices, and availability, the Eireagle 712X bus is the best value-for-money transfer option from Dublin Airport to Limerick. It’s a great option if you’re travelling on a budget or you’re a single traveller but keep in mind that you may need to continue on foot or look for additional transportation from Limerick Bus Station to your final destination. This can be challenging if you’re carrying many pieces of luggage or you’re travelling with young children; a private transfer is a more expensive but much more comfortable choice in that case.

Editor’s Note

CityLink provides various types of ticket types and classes so it's worth having a look at their official website to find the best option for you and your travel party. You can also contact CityLink customer service to find out more about group discounts.

Useful Tips

It is not necessary to print your ticket if you book one online; bus inspectors can verify your ticket in a digital format on the screen of your smartphone or tablet.
Each passenger can store up to two medium-sized suitcases of up to 20 kg each and one small piece of carry-on free of charge.
CityLink operates a limited number of services with wheelchair accessibility; it's recommended to contact the company at least 72 hours before your departure date and they will try to assist in securing a wheelchair-accessible service for you.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Dublin. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Frequently asked questions

Is there a direct train from Dublin International airport to Limerick?

There is no train station at Dublin Airport but you can get from Dublin to Limerick by train via the Dublin Heuston Rail Station. You can get from Dublin Airport to Dublin Heuston by taxi or bus; from there, the trip to Limerick Colbert with the Irish Rail takes around 2 hours, with one change at Limerick Junction.

Single tickets for the train start from €26 but you need to take into account the added cost to get from Dublin Airport to Dublin Heuston. Overall, it’s a quite complicated and expensive transportation option to get from Dublin Airport to Limerick by train so it’s not worth it.

Can I bring my pet on the bus or in the undercarriage?

Only guide dogs and assistance dogs are permitted to travel on all Citylink services without restriction, including the Eireagle 712X bus.

How far is Limerick from Dublin Airport?

The distance from Limerick to Dublin is approximately 210 km and the driving time by car, taxi or bus is around 2 hours and 40 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

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