Shannon Airport to Cork, Limerick and Galway

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Travel from Shannon Airport to Cork, Limerick and Galway with Expressway Route 51/X51

Whether you're travelling to Cork, Limerick or Galway for a holiday, or heading out of Ireland via Shannon Airport, with 14 services departing from Cork and 19 departing from Galway daily, Expressway Route 51/X51 is the perfect choice when travelling to or from Shannon Airport.

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Shannon Airport Transfer to Cork, Limerick and Galway

Arrive ready to fly when you travel from Cork, Limerick or Galway to Shannon Airport. Expressway Route 51/X51 arrives directly into Shannon Airport.

Shannon Airport to Cork, Limerick and Galway journey times

On route 51, the journey time between Cork and Shannon Airport is just 2 hours and 30 minutes. On the X51, the journey time between Limerick and Shannon Airport 25 minutes, and between Galway and Shannon Airport just 1 hour and 10 minutes, making it one of the fastest ways to get to and from Shannon Airport.

Shannon Airport to Cork, Limerick and Galway Coaches

Expressway coaches provide superior comfort and convenience with reclining leather seats, air conditioning, sockets for charging devices, free 4G Wi-Fi, and plenty of room for luggage. Our fleet of luxury coaches will ensure your journey between Shannon Airport, Cork, Limerick or Galway is as relaxing as it is enjoyable.


Shannon Airport to Cork, Limerick and Galway useful information

Choose to travel between Shannon Airport, Limerick and Galway with Expressway, Ireland's largest airport bus service and avoid the delays caused by traffic and other travel uncertainties.

From Cork, Limerick and Galway to Shannon Airport

With services to Shannon Airport starting at 5:00 am from Galway, at 7:25 am from Cork, and at 6:45am from Limerick, Expressway Routes 51 and X51 provides easy access to Shannon Airport. Please view our timetable for more information.

From Shannon Airport to Cork, Limerick and Galway

Travelling from Shannon airport, we run services to Galway from 7:10 am, to Cork from 8:50 am and to Limerick from 6:10 am. Please view our timetable for the full range of services throughout the day and including weekends and bank holidays.

Service Number X51 51 51 51 X51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 51 51 51 51 X51 51
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Cork (Bus Station − Parnell Pl) DEP. - - - - - - 07.25 - 08.25 - 09.25 - 10.25 - 11.25 - 12.25 - 13.25 - 14.25 - 15.25 16.25 17.25 18.25 19.25 - 20.55
Mallow (Town Park) - - - - - - 08.00 - 09.00 - 10.00 - 11.00 - 12.00 - 13.00 - 14.00 - 15.00 - 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 20.00 - 21.30
Mallow (Hospital) - - - - - - 08.05 - 09.05 - 10.05 - 11.05 - 12.05 - 13.05 - 14.05 - 15.05 - 16.05 17.05 18.05 19.05 20.05 - 21.35
Buttevant (Main St Northbound) - - - - - - 08.15 - 09.15 - 10.15 - 11.15 - 12.15 - 13.15 - 14.15 - 15.15 - 16.15 17.15 18.15 19.15 20.15 - 21.45
Ballyhea (Northbound) - - - - - - 08.21 - 09.21 - 10.21 - 11.21 - 12.21 - 13.21 - 14.21 - 15.21 - 16.21 17.21 18.21 19.21 20.21 - 21.51
Charleville (Moloney Jewellers) - - - - - - 08.30 - 09.30 - 10.30 - 11.30 - 12.30 - 13.30 - 14.30 - 15.30 - 16.30 17.30 18.30 19.30 20.30 - 22.00
Rourkes Cross (N20 Northbound) - - - - - - 08.37 - 09.37 - 10.37 - 11.37 - 12.37 - 13.37 - 14.37 - 15.37 - 16.37 17.37 18.37 19.37 20.37 - 22.07
Limerick (Bus Station) ARR. - - - - - - 09.10 10.10 11.10 12.10 13.10 14.10 15.10 16.10 17.10 18.10 19.10 20.10 21.10 22.40
Limerick (Bus Station) DEP. 06.45 - 07.25 08.25 09.15 - 09.25 10.15 10.25 11.15 11.25 12.15 12.25 13.15 13.25 14.15 14.25 15.15 15.25 16.15 16.25 17.15 17.25 18.25 19.25 20.25 - 21.35 -
Shannon Airport (Departures Gate) ARR. | - 07.54 D 08.54 D | - 09.54 D | 10.54 D | 11.54 D | 12.54 D | 13.54 D | 14.54 D | 15.54 D | 16.54 D | 17.54 D 18.54 D 19.54 D 20.54 D - | -
Shannon Airport (Stop B) DEP. 07.10 - 07.55 P 08.55 P | 09.30 09.55 P | 10.55 P | 11.55 P | 12.55 P 13.40 13.55 P | 14.55 P | 15.55 P 16.40 16.55 P | 17.55 P 18.55 P 19.55 P 20.55 P - 22.00 P -
Clarecastle (Opposite Vision House) | - 08.15 09.15 | | 10.15 11.15 - 12.15 - 13.15 - 14.15 - 15.15 - 16.15 - 17.15 - 18.15 19.15 20.15 21.15 - |
Ennis (Bus Station) | 07.10 08.25 09.25 | | 10.25 | 11.25 | 12.25 | 13.25 | 14.25 | 15.25 | 16.25 | 17.25 | 18.25 19.25 20.25 21.25 - | -
Crusheen (Garda Station) | 07.25 08.40 09.40 | | 10.40 | 11.40 | 12.40 | 13.40 | 14.40 | 15.40 | 16.40 | 17.40 | 18.40 19.40 20.40 21.40 - | -
Gort (Market Square) | 07.40 08.55 09.55 | | 10.55 | 11.55 | 12.55 | 13.55 | 14.55 | 15.55 | 16.55 | 17.55 | 18.55 19.55 20.55 21.55 - | -
Labane (School) | 07.47 09.02 10.02 | | 11.02 | 12.02 | 13.02 | 14.02 | 15.02 | 16.02 | 17.02 | 18.02 | 19.02 20.02 21.02 22.02 - | -
Ardrahan (Garda Station) | 07.50 09.05 10.05 | | 11.05 | 12.05 | 13.05 | 14.05 | 15.05 | 16.05 | 17.05 | 18.05 | 19.05 20.05 21.05 22.05 - | -
Kilcolgan (Nilands Shop) | 08.00 09.15 10.15 | | 11.15 | 12.15 | 13.15 | 14.15 | 15.15 | 16.15 | 17.15 | 18.15 | 19.15 20.15 21.15 22.15 - | -
Clarenbridge (Sherrys) | 08.05 09.20 10.20 | | 11.20 | 12.20 | 13.20 | 14.20 | 15.20 | 16.20 | 17.20 | 18.20 | 19.20 20.20 21.20 22.20 - | -
Oranmore (Opp Oran Town Centre) | 08.15 09.30 10.30 | | 11.30 | 12.30 | 13.30 | 14.30 | 15.30 | 16.30 | 17.30 | 18.30 | 19.30 20.30 21.30 22.30 - | -
Dublin Rd (Opp GMIT) ARR.  D 08.20 D 09.35 D 10.35 D  D  D 11.35 D  D 12.35 D  D 13.35 D  D 14.35 D  D 15.35 D  D 16.35 D  D 17.35 D  D 18.35 D  D 19.35 D 20.35 D 21.35 D 22.35 D -  D -
Galway (Bus Station) ARR. 08.20 08.30 09.45 10.45 10.35 10.40 11.45 11.35 12.45 12.35 13.45 13.35 14.45 14.50 15.45 15.35 16.45 16.35 17.45 17.50 18.45 18.35 19.45 20.45 21.45 22.45 - 23.10 -
Service Number X51 51 51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 X51 51 51
Galway (Bus Station) DEP. 05.00 - - 07.05 08.00 08.05 09.00 09.05 10.00 10.05 11.00 11.05 12.00 12.05 13.00 13.05 14.00 14.05 15.00 15.05 16.00 16.05 17.00 17.05 18.00 18.05 19.00 19.05 20.05
Dublin Rd (GMIT)  P - - 07.10  P 08.10 P  P 09.10 P  P 10.10 P  P 11.10 P  P 12.10 P  P 13.10 P  P 14.10 P  P 15.10 P  P 16.10 P  P 17.10 P  P 18.10 P  P 19.10 P 20.10 P
Oranmore (Oran Town Centre) | - - 07.15 | 08.15 | 09.15 | 10.15 | 11.15 | 12.15 | 13.15 | 14.15 | 15.15 | 16.15 | 17.15 | 18.15 19.15 20.15
Clarenbridge (Church) | - - 07.22 | 08.22 | 09.22 | 10.22 | 11.22 | 12.22 | 13.22 | 14.22 | 15.22 | 16.22 | 17.22 | 18.22 19.22 20.22
Kilcolgan (N67 Crossroad) | - - 07.25 | 08.25 | 09.25 | 10.25 | 11.25 | 12.25 | 13.25 | 14.25 | 15.25 | 16.25 | 17.25 | 18.25 19.25 20.25
Ardrahan (Opp Garda Station) | - - 07.35 | 08.35 | 09.35 | 10.35 | 11.35 | 12.35 | 13.35 | 14.35 | 15.35 | 16.35 | 17.35 | 18.35 19.35 20.35
Labane (Opp School) | - - 07.38 | 08.38 | 09.38 | 10.38 | 11.38 | 12.38 | 13.38 | 14.38 | 15.38 | 16.38 | 17.38 | 18.38 19.38 20.38
Gort (AIB) | - - 07.45 | 08.45 | 09.45 | 10.45 | 11.45 | 12.45 | 13.45 | 14.45 | 15.45 | 16.45 | 17.45 | 18.45 19.45 20.45
Crusheen (Opp Garda Station) | - - 08.05 | 09.05 | 10.05 | 11.05 | 12.05 | 13.05 | 14.05 | 15.05 | 16.05 | 17.05 | 18.05 | 19.05 | 20.05 21.05
Ennis (Bus Station) | - - 08.20 | 09.20 | 10.20 | 11.20 | 12.20 | 13.20 | 14.20 | 15.20 | 16.20 | 17.20 | 18.20 | 19.20 | 20.20 21.20
Clarecastle (Vision House) | - - 08.25 | 09.25 | 10.25 | 11.25 | 12.25 | 13.25 | 14.25 | 15.25 | 16.25 | 17.25 | 18.25 | 19.25 | 20.25 21.25
Shannon Airport (Departures Gate) ARR. | - - 08.49 D | 09.49 D | 10.49 D | 11.49 D | 12.49 D | 13.49 D | 14.49 D | 15.49 D | 16.49 D | 17.49 D | 18.49 D | 19.49 D | 20.49 D 21.49 D
Shannon Airport (Arrivals Gate) DEP. 06.10 - - 08.50 P 09.10 09.50 P | 10.50 P | 11.50 P 12.10 12.50 P | 13.50 P | 14.50 P 15.10 15.50 P | 16.50 P | 17.50 P | 18.50 P | 19.50 P 20.10 20.50 P 21.50 P
Bunratty (Opp Old Creamery Pub) | - - 09.10 | 10.10 | 11.10 | 12.10 | 13.10 | 14.10 | 15.10 | 16.10 | 17.10 | 18.10 | 19.10 | 20.10 | 21.10 22.10
Limerick (Bus Station) ARR. 06.40 - - 09.20 | 10.20 10.20 11.20 11.20 12.20 12.35 13.20 13.20 14.20 14.20 15.20 15.35 16.20 16.20 17.20 17.20 18.20 18.20 19.20 19.20 20.20 20.35 21.20 22.20
Limerick (Bus Station) DEP. - 07.25 08.35 09.35 - 10.35 - 11.35 - 12.35 - 13.35 - 14.35 - 15.35 - 16.35 - 17.35 - 18.35 - 19.35 - 20.35 - - -
Rourkes Cross (N20 Southbound) - 07.53 09.03 10.03 - 11.03 - 12.03 - 13.03 - 14.03 - 15.03 - 16.03 - 17.03 - 18.03 - 19.03 - 20.03 - 21.03 - - -
Charleville (Dillons Florist) - 08.00 09.10 10.10 - 11.10 - 12.10 - 13.10 - 14.10 - 15.10 - 16.10 - 17.10 - 18.10 - 19.10 - 20.10 - 21.10 - - -
Ballyhea (Southbound) - 08.09 09.19 10.19 - 11.19 - 12.19 - 13.19 - 14.19 - 15.19 - 16.19 - 17.19 - 18.19 - 19.19 - 20.19 - 21.19 - - -
Buttevant (Main St Southbound) - 08.15 09.25 10.25 - 11.25 - 12.25 - 13.25 - 14.25 - 15.25 - 16.25 - 17.25 - 18.25 - 19.25 - 20.25 - 21.25 - - -
Mallow (Opp Hospital) - 08.25 09.35 10.35 - 11.35 - 12.35 - 13.35 - 14.35 - 15.35 - 16.35 - 17.35 - 18.35 - 19.35 - 20.35 - 21.35 - - -
Mallow (Town Park) - 08.30 09.40 10.40 - 11.40 - 12.40 - 13.40 - 14.40 - 15.40 - 16.40 - 17.40 - 18.40 - 19.40 - 20.40 - 21.40 - - -
Cork (Bus Station − Parnell Pl) ARR. - 09.15 10.25 11.25 - 12.25 - 13.25 - 14.25 - 15.25 - 16.25 - 17.25 - 18.25 - 19.25 - 20.25 - 21.25 - 22.25 - - -

Key:

P = Pick-up stop only.

D = Drop-off stop only.

SSuX = Operates Monday to Friday - does not operate on Public Holidays.

Please Note:

No services on Christmas Day. Enquire about St.Stephen's Day services.

On other public holidays, services will operate according to normal timetable

we advise passengers travelling to dublin Airport to allow ample time for check-in.

From Cork to Galway


Depart:
  • Bus Station − Parnell Pl (Cork) DEP Dur: 4h 20m
  • Town Park (Mallow)
  • Hospital (Mallow)
  • Main St Northbound (Buttevant)
  • Northbound (Ballyhea)
  • Moloney Jewellers (Charleville)
  • N20 Northbound (Rourkes Cross)
  • Bus Station (Limerick) ARR
  • Bus Station (Limerick) DEP
  • Departures Gate (Shannon Airport) ARR
  • Stop B (Shannon Airport) DEP
  • Opposite Vision House (Clarecastle)
  • Bus Station (Ennis)
  • Garda Station (Garda Station)
  • Market Square (Gort)
  • School (Labane)
  • Garda Station (Ardrahan)
  • Nilands Shop (Kilcolgan)
  • Sherrys (Clarenbridge)
  • Opp Oran Town Centre (Oranmore)
  • Opp Gmit (Dublin Rd)
    Arrive:
  • Bus Station (Galway)

    From Galway to Cork


    Depart:
  • Bus Station (Galway) DEP Dur: 4h 30m
  • Gmit (Dublin Rd)
  • Oran Town Centre (Oranmore)
  • Church (Clarenbridge)
  • N67 Crossroad (Kilcolgan)
  • Opp Garda Station (Ardrahan)
  • Opp School (Labane)
  • Aib (Gort)
  • Opp Garda Station (Crusheen)
  • Bus Station (Ennis)
  • Vision House (Clarecastle)
  • Departures Gate (Shannon Airport) ARR
  • Arrivals Gate (Shannon Airport) DEP
  • Opp Old Creamery Pub (Bunratty)
  • Bus Station (Limerick) ARR
  • Bus Station (Limerick) DEP
  • N20 Southbound (Rourkes Cross)
  • Dillons Florist (Charleville)
  • Southbound (Ballyhea)
  • Main St Southbound (Buttevant)
  • Opp Hospital (Mallow)
  • Town Park (Mallow)
    Arrive:
  • Bus Station − Parnell Pl (Cork)

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