Limerick travel guide

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You're Going to Love Limerick

With a population of 90,054, Limerick is the largest city in Limerick, Ireland by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Limerick

If you’re looking for affordable options, ACES Limerick (Unit 7B Castletroy Park Retail Park) and The Glasshouse (River Point Bishops Quay, Lower Mallow Street) are great picks.

When to visit Limerick

Limerick in January
Estimated hotel price
$202
1 night at 3-star hotel
Limerick in January
Estimated hotel price
$202
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Limerick

Plane

When flying to Limerick, you’ll arrive at Shannon Airport (SNN), which is located 20 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Limerick from New Zealand departs from Queenstown and takes around 54h 55m.

Car

Another option to get to Limerick is to pick up a car hire from Dublin, which is about 175 km from Limerick. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Budget, among others, in Dublin.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Limerick, including Expressway, Bus and Aircoach. From Dublin, the bus ride to Limerick takes 241 km and will cost you around $26. From Belfast, the ticket costs about $200 for a journey of 988 km. The most popular bus station is Limerick Childers Road Retail, Stop 607571, located 1.9 km from the city centre of Limerick. Limerick Mulgrave St. (St. Josephs Hosp) is also a commonly used station, and is 0.9 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Limerick, you’ll arrive at Shannon Airport (SNN), which is located 20 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Limerick from New Zealand departs from Queenstown and takes around 54h 55m.

Car

Another option to get to Limerick is to pick up a car hire from Dublin, which is about 175 km from Limerick. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Budget, among others, in Dublin.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Limerick, including Expressway, Bus and Aircoach. From Dublin, the bus ride to Limerick takes 241 km and will cost you around $26. From Belfast, the ticket costs about $200 for a journey of 988 km. The most popular bus station is Limerick Childers Road Retail, Stop 607571, located 1.9 km from the city centre of Limerick. Limerick Mulgrave St. (St. Josephs Hosp) is also a commonly used station, and is 0.9 km from the city centre.

Airports near Limerick

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Airlines serving Limerick

Lufthansa
Good (4,424 reviews)
KLM
Good (806 reviews)
SWISS
Good (910 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,183 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,597 reviews)
Air France
Good (960 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,828 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,331 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,639 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (764 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,469 reviews)
American Airlines
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Edelweiss Air
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Where to stay in Limerick

From 5-star hotels such as the the Savoy Hotel to great affordable options like the Great National South Court Hotel, Limerick offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $300 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $297 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Limerick

Hiring a car in Limerick

Expect to pay $3.02 per litre in Limerick (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.24 and $48.32. The most frequently booked car type in Limerick is Economy (Class Economy Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Ford Focus or similar) is, on average, 79% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $3.02 per litre in Limerick (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.24 and $48.32. The most frequently booked car type in Limerick is Economy (Class Economy Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Ford Focus or similar) is, on average, 79% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.