How to Reach Limerick - The Easiest Way to Reach Limerick


  • By Air: There are no direct flights to Limerick. Shannon Airport (the nearest airport) is located 25 kilometres from Limerick. Daily flights are available from Shannon Airport to New York, Newark and Chicago operated by Delta, Aer Lingus and United Airlines. Ryanair Airlines connect to UK and Europe.
  • By Train: Limerick is well connected to major cities in Ireland. Trains to limerick from Galway, Belfast, Dublin, Waterford, Cork and Tralee are provided by the Irish Rail. The city is connected by the Colbert Station on the Parnell Street.
  • By Bus: Limerick City is served very well connected by Bus Eireann – the official bus service in Ireland. The bus service connects Limerick city to Athlone, Balbriggan, Cork, Drogheda, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Navan, Killarney, Sligo and Waterford.
  • By Car Rentals: You can rent a car from the airport to reach the city. Rental Cars are easily available and it will give you a chance to explore the scenery during the drive.


  • By Bus: Public Bus services are easily available and it is the preferred way to get around the city. However, the city is quite contained and everything is within walking distance.
  • Coco Cola Zero Bikes: Limerick has a number of bike stations throughout the city where tourists can hire Zero Bikes from one place to another according to their convenience. The bikes are the most preferred mode of conveyance for tourists to get closer to Limerick’s historic nooks and corners.

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Modes of Transportation in Limerick

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Limerick. The most preferred mode of transport in Limerick is Car.

Average distance: 4.73 km Average time: 23 min

  • Car 66.67%
    Driving 9.5 min Overall average time for 4.25 kms 9.5 min
  • Walking 33.33%
    Walking 50 min Overall average time for 5.7 kms 50 min

How to Reach Limerick from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Galway to Limerick 81.49 km 1 hour 21 mins
Cork to Limerick 86.03 km 1 hour 26 mins
Clonmel to Limerick 109.21 km 1 hour 49 mins
Waterford to Limerick 174.07 km 2 hours 54 mins
Dublin to Limerick 273.12 km 4 hours 33 mins
Lisburn to Limerick 350.39 km 5 hours 50 mins
Newtownards to Limerick 388.6 km 6 hours 28 mins
Liverpool to Limerick 640.25 km 10 hours 40 mins
Lancaster to Limerick 664.77 km 11 hours 4 mins
Basingstoke to Limerick 851.16 km 14 hours 11 mins
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