Transfer Options from Dublin Airport to Limerick
Limerick city is located 208 kilometres away from Dublin airport, in the middle western part of Ireland. As a result, the transportation options from Dublin airport are limited to two; a private taxi or a Citylink bus. Both transfer options take around 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to Limerick. The most practical but most expensive way to travel to Limerick is in a Dublin airport taxi, which can cost to €350, depending on your final location in Limerick, however, a one-way bus ticket costs just €24.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €350|| 150min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €48|| 150min|| 06:00–00:30|
How to get from Dublin airport to Limerick by taxi
Local taxis at Dublin airport are easy to recognise as they are classic black cabs with a black and yellow taxi roof sign. However, local taxis do not usually offer long-distance transportation. This being said, the airport service staff are happy to help travellers order private taxis from the airport to Limerick, free of charge. The overall travel time takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes and costs €350.
Taxi fare from Dublin airport to Limerick
If a local Dublin airport taxi accepts the long distance trip to Limerick city, they will charge around €350, as the long distance, time, lack of customers on the return route as well as tolls, all add up to this final price.
Although taking a taxi is the most convenient and comfortable option to get from Dublin airport to Limerick city, the high metered price makes it unaccessible for many. Another option is to book a private taxi transfer in advance; these private transfers offer very reasonable fixed prices. Moreover, you do not have to worry about finding a taxi that is willing to take you from the airport to Limerick, as your private transfer driver will simply be waiting for you at the arrivals exit once you have landed.
If you feel like you have overpaid, you should request a printed receipt once your have arrived at your destination in Limerick, as you can then file an official complaint.
To get to the official taxi rank at Dublin International Airport, you can walk through the covered glass walkway at the arrivals hall, then turn left and you will see a line of taxis.
Regardless of the destination you are travelling to, if you would like a price estimation, you can use the taxi fare calculator on the Dublin airport's website.
How to get from Dublin airport to Limerick by bus
CityLink is the only bus network from Dublin airport to Limerick city. The Eireagle 712X bus leaves the airport 10 times a day from 06:00 until 00:30. Bus trips to Limerick take around 2 hours and 30 minutes and regular one-way adult ticket costs €24. Although tickets can be purchased on board, it is highly recommended booking your ticket in advance, thus ensuring a seat on the bus.
How much is a bus ticket from Dublin airport to Limerick?
The CityLink bus connection offers various rates for all ages:
ADULT ONLINE - Single €24 - Return €35
ON-BOARD - Single €25 - Return €40
CHILD ONLINE - Single €10 - Return €20
ON-BOARD - Single €15 - Return €25
STUDENT ONLINE - Single €20 - Return €30
ON-BOARD - Single €25 - Return €40
FAMILY ONLINE - Single €50 - Return €70
ON-BOARD - Single €80 - Return €130
2 H 30 Min.
The waiting time is 2 hours between each bus.
The Eireagle 712X bus is available from 06:00 to 00:30 at Dublin airport.
Where do I get it from?
The Eireagle 712X bus station is located at the same station as all CityLink buses. After leaving Terminal 1, you will need to walk straight across the road, and the station will be on your right.
Based on service quality, ticket prices and availability, the Eireagle 712X bus is the most convenient and efficient transfer option from Dublin airport to Limerick city, even when compared to private taxi transfers. Moreover, the price is much more economical, with the same transportation time to get to Limerick, making the Eireagle 712X the most preferred option over a private taxi.
Prices can vary for large groups, therefore it is recommended to contact CityLink customer service to find out more about group discounts.
It is not necessary to print your pre-booked ticket, bus inspectors now verify tickets in a digital format too.
Although you can change the time and date of your ticket, the bus company does not offer money refunds.