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Transfer Options from Dublin Airport to Limerick

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Transfer Options from Dublin Airport to Limerick

Similar to Galway, Limerick city is located 208 kilometers away from Dublin airport on the middle western part of Ireland. As a result, the transportation options from the airport are limited to private taxi operators and the eireagle 712X bus operated by CityLink. The trip regardless of the transportation method usually lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes considering light traffic. Dublin airport taxi fares are expected to be as expensive as 350€, while bus tickets cost 24€ at most for a one-way connection.

Comparison of the options

Bus €48 150min 06:00–00:30
Taxi €350 150min 24/7

How to get from Dublin airport to Limerick by bus

The only available bus network from Dublin airport to Limerick is offered by CityLink. The eireagle 712X bus is available only 10 times a day from 6:00am until 00:30 am. Trips to Limerick are expected to last around 2 hours and 30 minutes and regular adult one way tickets cost 24€. Although tickets can be purchased on board, it is highly recommended booking your ticket in advance to avoid missing a bus due to lack of seats.

How much is the bus from Dublin airport to Limerick?

The CityLink bus connection offers various rates for all group ages.

ADULT ONLINE Single 24€ Return 35€ CHILD ONLINE Single 10€ Return 20€
ON-BOARD Single 25€ Return 40€ ON-BOARD Single 15€ Return 25€
STUDENT ONLINE Single 20€ Return 30€ FAMILY ONLINE Single 50€ Return 70€
ON-BOARD Single 25€ Return 40€ ON-BOARD Single 80€ Return 130€



Trip Duration

2 H 30 Min.

Waiting time is 2 hours between runs

Value for Money

The eireagle 712X coach is available from 6:00 am until 00:30 am from Dublin airport.

Where do I get it from?

The eireagle 712X bust station is located on the same station as all CityLink buses. After getting out of Terminal 1 exit doors, just walk straight and across the street until you the station on your right.


Based on service quality, fares and availability of the eireagle 712X connections, it is fair to say that this method of ground transportation from Dublin airport to Limerick is the most convenient and efficient even compared to private transfers. All in all, the price difference is too great and certainly it is the main reason why people prefer the eireagle 712X over a private taxi.

Editor’s Note

Prices can vary for large groups, therefore it is recommended to contact the CItyLink customer service to learn about possible group discounts and more.

Useful Tips

It is not necessary to print your pre-booked ticket, the inspectors can verify tickets in a digital format as well.
Although you can change the time and date of your ticket, the bus company does not offer money refunds.

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How to get from Dublin airport to Limerick by taxi

Conventional dark colored taxis carrying the classic black and yellow taxi roof sign, usually do not offer long-distance transportation, such as Dublin airport to Limerick. However, the airport taxi service staff can help travelers hire the appropriate taxis to Limerick free of charge. The trip is expected to last around 2 hours and 30 minutes and the tariff can be as high as 350€.

Taxi fare from Dublin airport to Limerick

Regular taxis will charge as high as 350€ from Dublin airport to Limerick, because the the overall trip is not practical for the driver. Distance, time, lack of customer on the way back as well as tolls all add up to the price.


Although the taxi option is the most relaxing and comfortable mean of ground transportation from Dublin airport to Limerick, the extremely high tariffs make the metered taxi choice illogical. Instead, travelers should try and book a private taxi transfer in advance which is offered at fixed rates and prices should be nowhere near 350€.

Editor’s Note

In case you think you might have been requested to pay an unfair amount, the authorities recommend paying the full fare and requesting a printed receipt even if you plan on filing a complaint. Doing so ensures you get proper recourse.

Useful Tips

For anyone who might have difficulty finding the taxis; from the Arrivals Hall, take the covered glass walkway until it presents the option to turn left for taxis (buses are to the right). It’s a short walk.
Regardless of your destination you can use the fare calculator offer at Dublin airport website to estimate and compare fares.

Frequently asked questions

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

Unfortunately, no animals other than a guide dog accompanying a registered handler are allowed on the coach.

How far is Limerick from Shannon airport?

Total distance from Limerick to Shannon Airport (SNN) is 27 kilometers. Taxi rides last around 25 minutes with light traffic.

What areas of the country are served by Iarnród Éireann Train Network?

Iarnród Éireann has a nationwide rail network. The Intercity routes cover major cities and towns around the country. Commuter Rail covers commuter routes to Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.

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