Getting Here & Getting Around

Getting here

The University of Limerick is located 4kms from Limerick city. Shannon Airport, located 30kms from the University of Limerick services many destinations throughout Europe and the US. Please see the Shannon Airport website for further information.

Getting to Limerick from Shannon Airport

To get to the University of Limerick campus from Shannon Airport, you can travel by car, taxi, or bus. This link takes you to the map with directions to the campus.

Taxi: The airport taxi desk, located in Shannon Airport arrivals hall, will organise an airport taxi for you. It is open for all arriving flights. If you wish to book in advance you can contact the desk directly:
Tel: +353 61 471538 or visit the airport cab website
The approximate taxi fare is €45 (includes all passengers in the taxi).

Bus: The bus fare from Shannon Airport is €5 one-way with a private bus company (JJ Kavanagh), which drops passengers at the entrance of the UL campus (15-minute walk to the Cappavilla Village Apartments) or the Stables (a 10-minute walk to the Cappavilla Village Apartments).
See for further information.

The public bus service with Bus Eireann is more expensive and runs from Shannon Airport to Limerick City (€8.40 one-way, €13.20 round-trip), with a second bus (€2.10 one way) from the city centre to the UL.


Getting to Limerick from Dublin Airport

There are a number of commercial coaches going directly from Dublin Airport to University of Limerick.

JJ Kavanagh – The journey time is approximately 3 hours and there are 8 buses each day. Please see the following link for further information

Dublin Coach offer services from Dublin Airport to the University of Limerick and Limerick city. Coaches depart the airport every hour on the half hour with a stop at the Red Cow Luas Stop to change coach for the M7 Express Service to the University of Limerick. Prices start from €15 per person one-way. Please see the following link for further information

Eireagle offer 8 coaches daily from Dublin Airport to Limerick City. Please see the following link for further information


Getting to Limerick from Cork Airport

Citylink and Bus Éireann both offer limited services from Cork Airport to Limerick city. Please see and for further information.

Getting to Limerick by train

Irish Rail trains connect all of Ireland’s major cities. The train stations are accessible by bus from the major airports where you can get connecting trains around the country

Car Rental

If you would like to rent a car while you are here we recommend Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 14 Upper William Street, Limerick. Contact: Mark Wallace Tel: 061 319200. Web:

Getting around while you're here

When the weather is good, or using your complimentary umbrella, you can walk from UL to LSAD and the City Centre along the Shannon Riverbank. It takes approximately 40 minutes and is paved the entire route.

Bus Eireann run local buses between the University and the City Centre along routes 304 and 304A

Taxis are available from Castletroy Cabs

Get some exercise while you're here

You can also run and walk around the city and surrounding areas, several routes are mapped here.