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Transportation Options from Shannon Airport to Adare

Adare is a small village in the Republic of Ireland, situated southwest in County Limerick. It’s a charming, picturesque village with small houses and medieval buildings, ideal for travellers who wish to enjoy some cosy, authentic Irish vibes in the countryside. If you’re flying into Shannon Airport, you can get directly from Shannon Airport to Adare by taxi or a combination of buses.

Choosing an airport taxi from Shannon Airport to Adare is the most convenient transportation option to reach your accommodation quickly in the comfort of a private vehicle. You can hail a taxi at the airport or pre-book a personalised airport taxi instead if you want to save time and benefit from a variety of extra perks. The trip takes only 35 minutes in light traffic and the average fare is around €75 depending on the time of day, number of passengers, and other factors.

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly alternative, you can travel by bus from Shannon Airport to Adare. There is no direct bus connection so you will need to get to Limerick from Shannon Airport by bus and from there continue on another bus to Adare. The trip duration is around 1 hour and 35 minutes, excluding wait times, and costs an average of €12.80 per traveller.

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

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €75 35min 24/7
Bus €25.60 95min 06:25–00:01

How to get from Shannon Airport to Adare by taxi

Taking an airport taxi from the taxi rank after landing or pre-booking a personalised private airport taxi is the best way to get from Shannon Airport to Adare. It’s only a 35-minute ride in light traffic to reach Adare and you will have some time to relax after your flight until your driver drops you off at the door of your hotel or apartment.

What's the cost of a taxi from Shannon Airport to Adare?

Shannon taxis are regulated by the local authorities and the fare is calculated with the use of a taximeter. Two different rates apply depending on the time of day and day of the week; the standard rate applies from 08:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday and the premium rate from 20:00 to 08:00 Monday to Friday and all day on Sundays and Public Holidays. For a taxi from Shannon Airport to Adare, you can expect to pay around €75 but this is only an estimate; for a fixed rate, you can pre-book your ride and get a guaranteed, competitive fare with flexible cancellation.

Cost

€75

Trip Duration

35 Min.

*Fares will vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis from Shannon Airport (SNN) are available 24/7.

Where do I take a taxi from?

You will find taxis lined up at Shannon Airport 24/7 offering on-demand service. The official taxi rank is located right in front of the terminal after you exit the Arrivals Hall.

Convenience

In terms of speed and comfort, an airport taxi is the most convenient transportation option to get from Shannon Airport to Adare. The cost is worth a private, comfortable ride directly to your accommodation compared to getting on crowded buses and checking timetables. For an even smoother arrival, you can pre-book your ride and save time by skipping the line at the airport taxi rank. With Welcome Pickups, you’ll also benefit from 24/7 customer service and a friendly driver with great local knowledge who will share insight about the area on the way to your destination.

Editor’s Note

If you're carrying many pieces of luggage or you're travelling with young children, don't think twice; taking an airport taxi is by far the best option. For solo travellers, public trasnport may be a more budget-friendly alternative but keep in mind that it takes more time and requires more effort.

Useful Tips

Before getting in the taxi, check that the taximeter is turned on and set to the base fare depending on the applicable tariff.
All taxis in Ireland must accept credit and debit card payments as well as cash.
Tipping your Shannon taxi driver isn’t required but it's common practice to round up the total fare to the nearest euro or add 1-2 euros for a longer trip.

How to get from Shannon Airport to Adare by bus

Using the bus from Shannon Airport to Adare is a budget-friendly transportation option, ideal if you’re travelling on a tight budget. Keep in mind that there is no direct bus connection and you’ll need to first get to Limerick from Shannon Airport by bus line 343 or 51. From there, you can continue your trip to Adare with bus line 13 or 14. The total trip duration is around 1 hour and 35 minutes, though travel time can increase with wait times, traffic conditions, and any bus delays.

How much is the fare for the bus from Shannon Airport to Adare?

For the total fare for the trip from Shannon Airport to Adare by bus, you need to take into account both buses you’ll need to use. A single adult fare for the bus from the airport to Limerick costs €6.80 with bus line 343 and €9.50 with bus line 51. A single adult fare for bus lines 13 and 14 from Limerick to Adare costs €6, bringing the total to either €12.80 or €15.50 per passenger. Purchasing your ticket online for the whole trip may secure a discount. Each passenger is permitted to store one medium-sized piece of luggage under the bus, and additional items may cost extra. Also, remember to factor in any travel needs to get you from the bus stop in Adare to your final destination.

Cost

€12.80

Trip Duration

1 Hr. 35 Min.

Bus line 343 departs from Shannon Airport every about 40 minutes and line 51 every 60 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Bus line 343 from Shannon Airport to Limerick runs from 06:25 to 00:01 and bus line 51 from 08:50 to 21:50 daily.

Where do I take the bus from?

You can take bus lines 343 and 51 from bus stop B in front of the Passenger Terminal at Shannon Airport. Look for the relevant signs guiding you to the boarding area and check that you’re at the correct bus stop as some stops are drop-off only. Once you reach the Limerick bus stop south of the city centre, you will need to disembark and take bus line 13 or 14 to Adare.

Convenience

Taking the bus from Shannon Airport to Adare is the best value-for-money option if your priority is to lower transportation expenses. In terms of speed and comfort, it’s not the best choice; you will need to use two different bus lines, check multiple timetables, and carry your luggage from the bus stop in Adare to your accommodation. Also, keep in mind that during peak hours, buses can get crowded due to the lower cost.

Editor’s Note

For solo travellers or parties of two travellers, the bus from Shannon Airport to Adare is the best value-for-money option. However, the total fare will increase significantly if you're in a larger group so it's not really worth it; taking an airport taxi may end up being cheaper and it will ensure a comfortable ride directly to your accommodation.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your ticket online, at the self-service kiosk in the Arrivals Hall or from the driver on the bus.
Each passenger may carry one medium-sized suitcase or equivalent on the bus free of charge and store it in the luggage compartment of the vehicle.
Most Éireann or Expressway buses are fully accessible to people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Shannon Airport to Adare?

Getting from Shannon Airport to Adare is possible by taxi or a combination of buses. Taking an airport taxi from the rank or pre-booking a personalised Shannon Airport transfer will take you directly to your hotel or apartment in Adare in about 35 minutes for an average fare of €75 for up to 4 passengers. A cheaper alternative is to take buses from Shannon Airport to Adare but note that there is no direct connection; you will need to first take a bus from the airport to Limerick, and from there take another bus to Adare. The trip takes about 1 hour and 35 minutes, not including wait times, and costs €12.80 per traveller.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Shannon Airport to Adare?

Shannon taxis use a taximeter to calculate the fare based on the total distance driven and other factors like time of day, number of passengers, etc. A taxi ride from Shannon Airport to Adare for up to 4 passengers should cost around €75 but this is only an estimate. For a competitive, fixed fare that you’ll know in advance, you can pre-book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups.

How far is Adare from Shannon Airport?

The distance from Shannon Airport to Adare is approximately 43 km south; the drive there by car or taxi should take around 35 minutes in average traffic conditions.

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