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Getting to UL

Getting here from the airport

Shannon Airport is located 24km from Limerick City and is well-serviced by Bus and Taxi Services.

By Bus

  • You can travel from Shannon Airport to Limerick City on the Bus Éireann 343 bus route, with a drop-off point located at William St. (Superdrug Pharmacy) in Limerick City Centre.
  • You can view a timetable for this route here under Limerick - Shannon - Ennis, and tickets can be purchased directly from the coach driver at the time of departure.  

By Taxi

  • There are taxis available from the airport to the campus. The average cost is approximately €35.00 - €45.00. 

Dublin Airport is located 192km from Limerick City and is well-serviced by public and private transport services.

By Bus

EirEagle

  • EirEagle offers eight daily departures direct from Dublin Airport to Limerick City.
  • The service has two drop-off points in Limerick, the first located at Arthur's Quay in the City Centre, and the second located at the Hurler's Bar on the Dublin Road, which is a twenty/twenty-five minute walk from the University of Limerick campus.
  • A timetable for EirEagle's service from Dublin Airport to Limerick is available to view here and you can purchase your ticket online through the EirEagle website.
  • EirEagle's collection point at Dublin Airport for passengers travelling to Limerick is Zone 12.

JJ Kavanagh

  • JJ Kavanagh offers four daily departures from Dublin Airport to Limerick City, with multiple drop-off points across Limerick, including the UL campus.
  • You can view a timetable for this service here.
  • You can either book a ticket on the JJ Kavanagh website here, or directly from the coach driver at the time of your departure.
  • The JJ Kavanagh collection point at Dublin Airport for passengers travelling to Limerick is Zone 16.

Dublin Coach

  • You can book your ticket for Dublin Coach here.
  • If availing of a Dublin Coach when travelling to Limerick, you will need to take the 726: N7 Service bus from Dublin Airport to the Red Cow LUAS stop and then change over to the 300:M7 Express Service which will travel from the Red Cow LUAS to the Stables bus stop at the University of Limerick campus.
  • You do not need to buy seperate tickets for the N7 Service and M7 Express service buses. You can purchase a ticket from Dublin Airport to the Stables online, and the cost of both buses will be amalgamated into one price.
  • The Dublin Coach collection point at Dublin Airport for passengers travelling to Limerick is Zone 16.

 

Arriving Late to Dublin Airport

If your flight arrives into Dublin Airport late at night, we recommend that you stay at one of the airport hotels before travelling to Limerick the following day.  There are a number of hotels located close to the airport including; Carlton Dublin Airport HotelClarion Hotel, Dublin Airport  and Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport

Citylink

  • Citylink operates an Express bus route from Cork Airport to Limerick, with drop-off points in Raheen and also on Henry Street in Limerick City Centre.
  • You can view a timetable for the Cork Airport to Limerick route here.
  • You can purchase your Citylink ticket either online here, or directly from the coach driver at your time of departure.
  • Once you have arrived in Limerick, you can travel to UL by taking the 304304a or 308 bus route from the City Centre to the Stables. You can purchase a bus ticket for these services directly from the coach driver, and no pre-booking is required.

Travel Tips

Download the Transport for Ireland app

We recommend that you download the Irish National Journey Planner App.  The Journey Planner from Transport for Ireland lets you see all of the public transport options and helps you plan your journey times more accurately.

The Planner covers bus, rail, tram, taxis and ferries – 120 operators in total including both public and private operators.  The planner provides fully mapped-out route information, printable timetables and details of overall journey times.

Download the Android App here

Download the IOS App here

Get a Student Leap Card

Student Leap Card is Ireland's national student travel and discount card available to all second-and third-level students in full time education. It is the only student card that can save students up to 66% across all public transport operators, as well as a host of exclusive discounts and offers from leading brands.    

Find more information on how to get your Student Leap Card here!

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