Cheap Flights from London to Shannon

Flight information London to Shannon

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Average flight time, total distance 385 miles

1h 25min

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Aer Lingus


1 airport

This information is correct as of December 2015

Aer Lingus and Ryanair both operate flights from London to Shannon Airport. Ryanair flights depart from Stansted Airport and Aer Lingus flights from London Heathrow Airport.

Terminal Information

Heathrow Airport

Aer Lingus flights from Heathrow Airport depart from Terminal 2. Aer Lingus advises their passengers check in at least 2 hours and 30 minutes before their scheduled departure time if they are checking in at the airport. Airport check in desks close 45 minutes before the flight. Alternatively you can check in online or via mobile in advance between 30 and 2 hours before your flight. You will need printing facilities for your boarding pass when you have checked in online.

Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport, also known as The Queens Terminal is host to a number of shops and places to eat. Cafes and bars at the terminal serve a wide choice of food from Caffe Nero, Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar, Wondertree, Leon to The Perfectionists’ Café. Shops in Terminal 2 feature both department stores, designer brands and places for any pre-holiday purchases such as John Lewis, Boots, Mulberry, Harrods and Sunglass Hut.

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is situated outside of London, in Uttlesford, Essex, there is just one terminal at the airport. Ryanair passengers need to check in in advance as there are no Ryanair check in desks at the airport. You can check in online and print your boarding pass up to 2 hours before your flight to Shannon is scheduled to depart or using the Ryanair mobile app which stores your boarding pass. If you are travelling with hold luggage the Ryanair bag drop desks close 40 minutes before the flight.

In the Stansted Airport departures lounge there are plenty of facilities to enjoy before your flight. Restaurants and shops include Giraffe, Gourmet Hotdog, Starbucks, James Martin Kitchen, Boots, Hamleys, JD Sports and Next. Up to 60 minutes of free Wi-Fi is available for passengers in the terminal.

The Escape Lounge is available for those looking to upgrade their visit to Stansted Airport, booking a place offers a quiet place to relax with complimentary food, drinks and Wi-Fi.

Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport is one of the main airports in Ireland, located 6km from the centre of Shannon, County Clare and 25km from Limerick in the South West of Ireland.

There are limited onward travel options from Shannon Airport with car hire being the most convenient, especially if travelling to the small towns in County Galway, County Clare and County Tipperary. Car hire companies based at the airport are Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty.

Frequent bus services depart from outside of the airport terminal to main destinations in the surrounding area such as Limerick, Ennis and Galway. Travel advice and tickets can be found at the Bus Eireann desk in the terminal.

What to expect in Shannon

Shannon is both an important commercial and tourist destination as the gateway to the West of Ireland. A visit to Shannon, Ireland will cost you less than what you would be paying in London, eating out is approximately 25% cheaper with a typical 3 course meal for 2 costing around 50 euros. Temperatures in Shannon are lower than London and rainfall is slightly higher.

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