Getting Here

By Car

Limerick is easily accessible by car via the M7 motorway. Approximate driving times from nearby cities are Dublin (2hrs 30mins), Cork (1hr 40mins), Galway (1hr 30mins), Waterford (2hrs), Kilkenny (1hr 40mins).

Car rental companies are generally based in airports, ferry ports and the centres of most major towns and cities in Ireland. Visit Google Maps for driving directions from your location.

By Bus

Limerick is also easily accessible by public transport with multiple bus options:

Dublin Coach offers a very regular and competitive service to Limerick along the M7 at an average fare of €10 each way. visit for more details.

Bus Eireann offers Intercity, Express and Eurolines services to Limerick from numerous locations. Visit for more details.

J.J Kavanagh & Sons and Eir Eagle also offer bus services from Shannon and Dublin airports.

By Rail

Limerick is also easily accessible by public transport with multiple rail options available through Irish Rail:

Colbert Station on Parnell Street is the railway station that serves Limerick City and is the terminus of the Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford – Limerick lines. Prices range from €12 to an average of €30 each way.

Book online in advance for the best fares. For all train times, travel distances and prices, visit

By Air

There are three key airports for accessing Limerick from overseas: Dublin International Airport (200km), Cork Airport (100km) and Shannon Airport (30km). Details of each airport, and connections to Limerick, are below.

Shannon Airport is extremely convenient for those traveling by air to I.NY. It is approx. 30km from the city and scheduled flights are available from many UK, European and US destinations, including New York. For more details, visit

Dublin International Airport is approx. 200 km from Limerick and is served by flights from over 100 European and International airports. For more details, visit

Cork Airport is approx 100km from Limerick, with scheduled flights available from UK and European hubs. For more details, visit

For information on public transport options from each airport, please refer to our bus and rail sections.

I.NY Project Partners