Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh

Flight information Shannon to Edinburgh

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 510 kilometres

1h 35min

Most popular airline last month

Aer Lingus


1 airport

Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh

This information is correct as of January 2016

Airlines that fly from Shannon to Edinburgh

Currently British Airways offer flights from Shannon to Edinburgh.

Terminal Information – Departing

Shannon Airport is easy to reach by car and by public transport. It is 15 miles from Limerick and 56 miles south of Galway. J. J. Kavanagh local bus service operates between Shannon Airport and Limerick, in 45 minutes for €5* for a single fare, and also to Dublin, in 3 and a half hours, costing €10*. Taxis and car hire are also available from outside the airport terminal. A taxi would cost around £35* to Limerick.

Shannon Airport has a good range of facilities for a small airport including a cafe serving hot and cold snacks, a gift shop, book shop and a small duty free shopping area in which to buy chocolates, sweets, alcohol, tobacco and fragrances. Other facilities include cash machines, bureaux de change desk, post office, left luggage, children’s play area, car hire, car parking, baby changing, free wi-fi internet and one on-site hotel.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Edinburgh Airport 8 is just 8 miles from the city centre and can be reached easily by car and public transport. A tram line connects the airport to the city centre in 34-40 minutes and costs £5* for a single ticket. Local bus the Airlink 100 travels between the airport and the city centre in 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic and costs £4.50* for a single and £7.50* for an open return. The buses operate from 4am to half past midnight. Taxis and car hire are also available from the airport.

Although Edinburgh Airport is just one terminal, there are a good selection of shops and services on offer. There is a newsagent, chemist, a large duty free shopping area, a couple of bars and restaurants, several cafes and a sushi bar serving full hot meals, drinks and snacks. There is even a champagne and oyster bar for those who want to push the boat out. There are cash machines, currency exchange desks, free wi-fi internet, baby care facilities and baby changing, as well as business and conference services.

Practical Information

You do not need your passport with you when you’re flying within the UK but some form of identification is required. There are printers in the check-in area of ShannonAirport, so there is no need to panic if you forget to print your boarding pass. If you have a smartphone you can store your boarding card electronically on your phone. Security can scan the e-barcode so you don’t need to worry about paper at all.

We recommend leaving plenty of time at the airport, so try not to arrive any later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. Queues at security are longer at weekends and during school holidays, so it’s worth giving yourself extra time.

What to expect in Edinburgh

Magical Edinburgh is a city of listed buildings, where the tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Burke and Hare and Jekyll and Hyde come to life. Narrow and climbing cobbled streets wind their way up to the ancient castle on its hilltop perch and down towards the cutting edge Parliament building. Extinct volcano Arthur’s Seat is a spectacular green viewing park and hill that overlooks the majestic city and provides runners and picnickers with beautiful scenery. The International Festival, Fringe and Book Festival and its Hogmanay are two of the most famous events in the world festival calendar. From old Leith with its port side restaurants and nautical themed bars and the stunning splendour of the Georgian New Town to the medieval Old Town with its haunted ghost tours, breath-taking cathedral and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the cosy pubs and vintage boutiques of the old Grassmarket, Edinburgh is a thrilling combination of traditional and modern. Whether it’s beautiful Scottish scenery, delicious dining, lively bars, live music, botanic gardens or quirky shops and delis, Edinburgh has is all.

The weather is never predictable in Edinburgh but summer and late spring can be said to be the warmest months. August is the busiest time of year thanks to the International Festival. Accommodation and travel prices increase dramatically at this time. Christmas sees the return of the German markets and magical Edinburgh Christmas but also the coldest and often wettest weather.

As a city that relies on tourism, prices in Edinburgh can be high but budget accommodation and food is always easy to find. Tickets to some attractions are costly for example the castle which can cost up to £15* however family cards and sightseeing discounts can be found online. A coffee will set you back anything from £2.50*, a budget lunch from £4.50* and dinner for two in a mid-range restaurants from £25*. Plenty of budget hotels, B&Bs and hostels provide budget accommodation while luxury hotels are also available throughout the city.


*Prices subject to change

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