Train from Shannon to Dublin
Unfortunately, there is no direct train from Shannon (or Shannon Airport) to Dublin. The easiest way is take the bus 343 from Shannon RSA to Limerick Train Station and from Limerick Train Station take the train to Dublin.
There are multiple other ways to get to Dublin though, one of the obvious ones is a drive on the M8 all the way to Dublin and another is taking a bus to Galway, and hoping on a city link from there.
Shannon to Dublin by Train (via Limerick)
1. Shannon to Limerick
You’ll have to first Proceed to Limerick Train Station. You can either take a taxi which would take about 30 mins by using the lynk.ie platform or finding the one by the airport. The taxi would cost an upward of 25 Euros. The other option is taking the bus 343 from Shannon RSA bus stop or Shannon Airport, click here for directions.
2. Limerick to Dublin by Train
On arriving at Limerick (not to be confused with the form of literature), you will find trains at a good frequency going to Dublin Central. Each ticket will cost about 31 Euros if purchased on the day of travel (subject to availability). Recommended to purchase online at https://www.irishrail.ie prior to travel.
Shannon to Dublin by Bus (via Limerick)
Same as above to get to Limerick, just remember to get down at William Street, stop 607111 (if on the 343 bus) and then walk for a few minutes. You may find alternative routes but will require changing buses.
Limerick to Dublin City Center by Bus
You then have to take the dublincoach.ie from Arthurs Quay – Limerick (city centre) to Dublin City Centre. A Dublincoach ticket will cost you 12 Euros.
Limerick to Dublin Airport by Bus
If you need to directly go to the Airport, you should use citylink.ie for their eireagle which will directly take you to Dublin Airport.
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