Shannon International Airport or Aerfort na Sionainne
Address: Shannon, County Clare, Ireland
IATA airport code: SNN
ICAO airport code: EINN
Phone: +353 (0)61 712000
Owner: Government of Ireland
Serves: Mid-West Region, Ireland
SNN arrivals today
About Shannon International Airport Arrivals
Shannon Airport is located in the west of the country Ireland on the “River Shannon”, Ireland’s longest river after which the airport is named. It is one of the busiest airports in the country with about 1.5 to 2 million passengers a year. The airport is known for being the first commercial flight across the Atlantic Ocean, the first pre-clearance facility in Europe for US people. It also was the first airport that duty-free shopping started.
In the 1960s, the airport was known for the many international flights that were operated between the US and Europe. One of the reasons Shannon was used as a gateway to Europe is its location in Europe and its long runway of 3,200 meters/10,500 feet. The airport that is currently in use has been there for about two decades. There are 40 check-in counters and 14 gates to board. For the Shannon arrivals there are 4 baggage carousels.
Often, travelers do not fly to this airport to visit Shannon, rather they visit the cities of Limerick, Ennis, Galway and Cork. Shannon Airport can be reached by road via the N19, which connects to the roads M18 (north) and N18 (direction Limerick).
Popular flight routes
Transportation at Shannon Airport
- If you are going to bring family or friends to the airport or pick them up, it is best to park at Short Stay. You can then easily park for free for 15 minutes.
- If you want to rent a car after arrival, you can do so in the Shannon Airport arrivals hall. There are the official car rental companies. Some of these carriers include Hertz, Dollar, Avis, Budget, Europcar and more.
- For those who want to travel flexibly, a taxi is a good option. The taxi counter is in the Shannon arrivals hall. There you can arrange a taxi for the destination you eventually want to travel to, such as Bunratty, Limerick City, Adare or Ennis for example.
- Traveling by bus is one of the cheapest options. There are several routes that go to Ennis, Tralee, Limerick and even Dublin. The first buses run approximately from 5 o’clock in the morning until 11 o’clock in the evening.
if you want to park your car then there are different options available. On the map below you can also see where the set down/pick up area is located. On the right side of the building is the Shannon Arrivals Hall.
Shannon flight routes
With a small decrease in Shannon arrivals in 2019 due to Brexit and the problems with the 737 MAX plane, connections to London remain extremely popular. Shannon Airport arrivals in the U.S. are maintained. There is a shift from Boston to New York – JFK. The other SNN airport arrivals are mainly from Ryanair’s holiday flights from Spain with Malaga, Lanzarote and Alicante. After the problems in 2019, the airport faced another problem with the pandemic and saw the arrivals decreasing even more with almost 80 percent in 2020. The numbers in 2021 show a increase again compared to the year before.
Other options you can fly to:
- Poland: Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, and Katowice
- UK: Edinburgh, Manchester, and Birmingham
- Spain: Tenerife South, Fuerteventura, Barcelona, and Mallorca
- US: Chicago, Atlanta, and Newark
- Other: Budapest, Kaunas, Malta, and Faro
Terminal Shannon Airport
When you enter the terminal for a departure you will find the check-in counters on the left to start your journey. Passengers arriving will be on the first floor first. You will then be led through the immigration hall to the arrivals hall.