Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport opened in 1945 and is the most westerly Airport in Europe. The Airport is extremely popular receiving 1.6 million passengers in 2014 and a further 1.7 million expected for 2015. The Airport caters to passengers from the UK, Europe and the United States. Carriers include Ryanair, Airlingus, Us Airways, United Airlines, Delta and many more.Shannon Airport Terminal Building

Shannon Airport is the first Airport outside of the United States to offer full preclearance faculties to passengers travelling to the United States. The Preclearance faculties allow all us bound passengers to commence all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at Shannon airport prior to departure. This allows for quick and easy departures when you arrive in the US.

In 1947 the “Customs free Airport Act” established Shannon airport as the first duty free shopping airport in the world.

The Greenhills hotel is located just 15 minutes drive (18km) from Shannon airport in Limerick city. The Hotel is located on the Ennis road, the main road to Shannon Airport from Limerick city. The hotel Conviently is located beside a bus stop making travelling to and from the Airport effortless.


There are taxi ranks located just outside both arrival and departure gates at Shannon Airport. A taxi ride to or from the Airport to the Greenhills hotel will take approximately 15 minutes and cost roughly €25 euro each way. Taxi can be arranged at Hotel reception.


The main bus service in Ireland is Bus Eireann. Bus Eireann run a bus service to and from Shannon Airport to limerick city approximately every 30 minutes. This bus service stops conveniently directly outside the Greenhills hotel on the Ennis Road, an adult return ticket from Shannon Airport to the Greenhills hotel is €6.08. Timetables for the bus services can be found here.