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Flights from Shannon to London Gatwick

Flight information Shannon to London Gatwick

Cheapest return price last month

€40

Direct airline

1

Flights per week

6

Average flight time, total distance 622 kilometres

1h 30min

Most popular airline last month

Ryanair

London Gatwick

1 airport

Flights from Shannon to London Gatwick

Information is correct as of June 2016

 

Airlines that fly from Shannon to London Gatwick

Ryanair operate a non-stop flight from Shannon, County Clare, to London Gatwick, UK.

 

Terminal Information – Departing

Shannon is a small airport in the west of Ireland, operating some flights around Europe and a few few connections to the United States. It rarely gets crowded, and the views in the departures lounge are great. Security won’t take long – just prepare accordingly, and all will go smoothly.

When it comes to eating in Shannon Airport, there are a few options. You can stop and enjoy a beer (or coffee) in the Atlantic Coffee Co before security, or wait until you’re airside to dine in Segafredo, Limestone Café or The Sheridan Food Pub. Options are slightly limited if you have dietary requirements here.

There is also free Wifi and a lounge inside Shannon Airport.  The lounge costs  €25 to access, and can be found after security. Passengers on any ticket can access it. There are shower facilities, work stations and refreshments for lounge guests.

Shannon’s Duty Free has you covered for alcohol, cigarettes, cosmetics, chocolate and treats, whereas WHSmith is perfect for basic buys. There’s also an Irish Market for collecting any souvenirs from your trip.

 

Terminal Information – Arriving

London Gatwick is a large airport, and you will be arriving into the South Terminal. There’s a duty free shop as you make your way through arrivals – you can’t miss it. Occasionally there are queues here, but it shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes to leave once the plane doors are open.

You can grab a quick snack from Costa or Nero when you arrive, then proceed onto the next part of your journey.

The fastest way to get to Central London is via the Gatwick Express. This departs from Gatwick Station, and heads to Victoria Station. The Gatwick Express runs every 15 minutes, and the journey takes 30 minutes. It costs £19.90 for an adult one-way ticket on this, and £34.90 for a return.

There are slightly cheaper trains to and from Brighton, but they will take longer.  The bus is the cheapest way to get from London Gatwick to London. Buses can cost as little as £2 with EasyBus, MegaBus or National Express – check bus passes and timetables here. However, you should be aware buses take much longer to reach the centre.

Taxis are the most private and comfortable ways to get to the city, but they do look costly when compared to other services. A one way to the city from London Gatwick, will cost between 70 and 120. All of this depends whether you book in advance, what time of the day you travel, and whether there is traffic en route. Check out where you can prebook your taxi here.

If you need to get to the city centre as fast as possible, why not consider using London City Airport? This airport is located in the heart of Canary Wharf.

 

Practical Information

The UK use Sterling as currency. Ensure you can use your card in the UK before travelling to England.

It’s best if you arrive 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to your flight to the UK. Shannon isn’t a big airport, but this allows time for potential queues.

 

What you need to know about London

London is pricey – but you probably already know this. A meal out will cost upwards of €15, whereas in Shannon it might cost under €10. A bus ticket in Shannon will cost around €3, whereas in London fares start at £2.40 (€4+). That said, the Underground is brilliant way to get around London when you’re in a hurry. You should definitely consider an Oyster Card if you’re staying for more than a day. A day ticket, in Zones 1 – 6, costs £17.20.

One of the best things to enjoy in London is a proper fry up – here’s where to get one (with a pint, of course).

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.