Flights from Shannon to London
Flight information Shannon to London
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Average flight time, total distance 621 kilometres
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London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton and others
This information is correct as of December 2015
Airlines that fly from Shannon to London
Currently Aer Lingus, British Airways, Lufthansa and Ryanair offer flights from Shannon to London.
Terminal Information – Departing
Shannon Airport has an excellent range of facilities for travellers arriving in Ireland. There are cash machines, free WiFi internet, a good choice of restaurants, cafes and snack bars in which to grab a bite to eat and enough shops for those last minute essentials, gifts, books and duty free items. Those with children can make use of the nursery and baby changing facilities while airport parking, currency exchange desks and an on-site hotel can also be found.
Shannon Airport is located just 15 miles from Limerick and 56 miles from Galway. There is a choice of public transport including a bus company run by J J Kavanagh and Sons that operate a service to Limerick. This takes 45 minutes and costs €5* for a single fare. They also run services to Dublin which take 3 and a half hours and costs €10* for a single ticket. Taxis and car hire are also available from the airport terminal.
Terminal Information – Arriving
London has five major airports: London Heathrow, London Stansted, London Gatwick, London Luton and London City.
Heathrow Airport is 15 miles from the centre of London, has five terminals and excellent transport links into London. It is linked to the Underground's Piccadilly Line into central London with trains running every 4 to 9 minutes. The average journey time is 45 to 65 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest train service running from Heathrow Airport into central London operating 7 days a week and taking just 15 minutes. Prices start from £20* for a single. Taxis and car hire are also available.
Stansted Airport is 38 miles from the centre of London and has excellent transport links to the city. It can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Stansted Express is the fastest train service running from Stansted Airport into central London running 7 days a week into Liverpool Street train and Tube station taking around 47 minutes. Tickets cost from £23.40* for a single. Taxis and car hire are also available.
Gatwick Airport is 28 miles from London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Gatwick Express is the fastest train service running from Gatwick Airport into central London. It operates 7 days a week into London Victoria train and Tube station taking around 30 minutes. Taxis and car hire also available.
Luton Airport is 32 miles from central London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. First Capital Connect operates the fastest train service running from Luton Airport Parkway into five central London stations - St Pancras International, Farringdon, Blackfriars, City Thameslink and London Bridge. The airport runs a free shuttle bus service between the terminal and Luton Airport Parkway station. The journey time is 30 to 60 minutes. The Luton and District 757 Greenline coach runs a regular express service from Luton Airport into central London taking 90 minutes. Taxis and car hire are also available.
London City Airport is just 10 miles from central London and can be reached by car in 30 to 40 minutes. The Docklands Light Railway directly connects the London City Airport with Stratford International (for the Olympic site) and Bank Tube station (for central London) where you can change on to Waterloo and City, Northern, Central, District and Circle lines on the Underground. The DLR station is 50 metres from the main terminal and is clearly signposted. The journey time is around 20 to 30 minutes. Taxis and car hire are also available.
A Congestion Charge applies to all cars entering central London from Monday to Friday 7am-6.30pm.
Heathrow and Gatwick are the largest of London’s airports and therefore offer the widest range of facilities and services. There are a huge number of restaurants, cafes, bars, snack shops and even champagne and sushi bars to name but a few. There are shops where you can buy fashions, electronic items, books, newspapers, snacks, sunglasses, travel essentials and much more. The other airports also offer a pared down number of shops and eateries but still provide baby changing facilities, currency exchange desks, car hire, airport hotels, airport parking, lost luggage, prayer rooms and WiFi internet.
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 Shannon Airport, 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 London
London has it all – iconic sights, West End shows, glitz, glamour, grit, art and culture, micro breweries, lively markets, unrivalled shopping, vast green parks and more. It is no wonder then that it is the UK’s most visited city! All this means that the capital is an expensive city to visit but there are ways to see London on a budget. Many of its sights can be seen on foot so you don’t need to pay the entry fees. There is a huge choice of backpacker hostels that often do cheap deals. Choose somewhere with breakfast and that is one meal you don’t have to eat out! London is full of expensive restaurants but it is also brimming with cheap eats like in Chinatown, local cafes and in the many markets around the city. Supermarkets and self catering accommodation can help to bring costs down. Transport is one of the biggest expenses while visiting London particularly Tube and bus travel however there is a bike hire scheme which costs just £2* for 24 hours hire. Walks along the embankment and entrance to many galleries are free so there is still plenty to do on a budget. Don’t miss a chance to view one of the most famous cities in the world!
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