Limerick’s central location makes it easy to reach by a number of means. The most convenient access is by air via Shannon Airport, located about 30 minutes west of the city. Limerick is also well-connected by train and bus, with frequent arrivals every day of the week from all the main Irish towns. If you are driving, the city lies along the path of many major Irish motorways.
Eight trains run daily from Dublin; two from Rosslare Harbour, Tipperary and Cahir; and one each day from Cork. All trains arrive at Limerick’s Colbert Station, which is centrally located and also serves as the city’s main bus terminal. A high-speed commuter rail line is being planned between Dublin and Limerick, which will run hourly services between the two cities.
Bus Eireann provides all the bus service between Limerick and the other cities in Ireland. There are regular connections with Dublin (1 hour, 15 minutes), Tralee (2 hours), Cork (1 hour, 50 minutes) and most of the other main towns in the region. Bus Eireann also operates the bus service between Shannon Airport and the city center.
All buses arrive at Limerick’s central bus terminal, Colbert Station, which is also the city’s train terminal. From Colbert Station, it’s a short walk to the city center. There are tourist information and currency exchange kiosks at the Bus Eireann information desk.
Access to Limerick by air is handled by Shannon Airport, the regional air hub, located about 30 minutes by car from the city center. Several major airlines provide regular service from the UK and many cities in Europe. Flights between North America and Limerick are limited due to a tight air travel restriction between the two countries. From the airport, there is a convenient bus shuttle service to Limerick.