Flights from Shannon to Madrid

Flight information Shannon to Madrid

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Average flight time, total distance 1420 kilometres

5h 15min

Most popular airline last month

British Airways


1 airport

Flights from Shannon to Madrid

This information is correct as of June 2016

Airlines that fly from Shannon to Madrid

Currently British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Air France offer flights from Shannon to Madrid

Terminal Information – Departing

Shannon Airport is situated 15 miles from Limerick 56 miles from Galway. Both can be reached by car and public transport. Local bus company J. J. Kavanagh runs a regular service from Shannon Airport to Limerick which takes 45 minutes and costs €5* for a single fare. The journey time to Dublin is 3 hours and 30 minutes and tickets cost €10* for a single. Taxis and car hire are also available.

Inside Shannon Airport there are cash machines, currency exchange desks, free wi-fi internet, computers, a small cafe and snack bar, a gift shop, bookshop and duty free shopping area. There are also nursery facilities, an airport hotel, car parking and car hire available.

Terminal Information – Arriving

MadridAirport is 8 miles from the centre of Madrid. RENFE trains operate between Madrid Airport Terminal 4 and Prínicipe Pio station in the city centre, taking around 40 minutes and costing €2.60* for a single ticket. The service also stops en route at Atocha in 25 minutes. Alternatively, Madrid line 8 connects Madrid Airport with Nuevos Ministerios in the heart of Madrid's financial district in just 15 minutes with single tickets costing from €4.50*. Trains leave from the underground stations at Terminals 2 and 4. Local EMT bus services run regularly between the airport and central Madrid. Bus 200 connects to Avenida de América station in 30 minutes for €1.50* single fare and to Atocha station in 40 minutes for €5* for a single fare. Taxis and car hire are also available.

Inside Madrid Airport there are currency exchange desks, cash machines, baby changing facilities, free Wi-Fi internet, over 30 cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from and over 100 shops selling everything from duty free items to fashions, gifts, souvenirs, local produce, electronics and more. There is also car parking and car hire available.

Practical Information

You need your passport with you when you’re flying out with the UK. 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 Madrid

Creative, sultry and exciting Madrid is a sun drenched historic city with a skyline dominated by soaring cathedrals and churches, royal palaces and a stunning array of galleries and museums in the famous Golden Triangle of Art. The winding labyrinth of streets hide some beautiful shops and cafes, while the downtown barrios offer exciting bars, restaurants and a host of quirky boutiques. Enjoy a drink on a sun-warmed terrace or some delicious tapas in a cobbled piazza and watch the world go by. Every neighbourhood has its own distinctive character and a nightlife to rival any capital city. Seeing a live flamenco show is an absolute must but there are plenty of clubs and bars in which to party until dawn. Beautiful El Retiro Park is home to glassy lakes and stunning woodland, perfect for a little tranquillity or an outdoor picnic in the sun.

March and June and then from September to October are when Madrid’s temperatures peak around 21°C. July in Madrid must be avoided at all costs because it is when the heat will be at its most extreme. August sees locals taking their holidays leaving the city a little empty. Temperatures in July and August are around 30°C.

The cost of eating and drinking in Madrid is reasonable with breakfast from £2.50*, lunches from £4* and dinner for one with wine from £11*. Tapas are even cheaper, a beer costs from £1.20* and a coffee also from £1*. Accommodation ranges from luxury hotels to hostels and B&Bs so there is something for every budget.


*Prices subject to change

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