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. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Limerick has to offer.

Where to Eat in Limerick

If you’re looking for affordable options, Coqbull - Castletroy (Castletroy Shopping Centre) and Coqbull - Thomas Street (50 Thomas Street) are great picks.

When to visit Limerick

Limerick in June
Estimated hotel price
C$ 100
1 night at 3-star hotel
Limerick in June
Estimated hotel price
C$ 100
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Limerick


When flying to Limerick, you’ll arrive at Shannon Airport (SNN), which is located 12 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Limerick from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 11h 45m.


Another option to get to Limerick is to pick up a car rental from Dublin, which is about 109 miles from Limerick. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Budget, among others, in Dublin.


You can travel by bus to Limerick using Bus or Aircoach. The most popular bus station is Limerick Childers Road Retail, Stop 607571, located 1.2 miles from downtown Limerick. Limerick Mulgrave St. (St. Josephs Hosp) is also a commonly used station, and is 0.6 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Limerick


Airlines serving Limerick

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British Airways
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Air France
Good (509 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,262 reviews)
Air Canada
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Aer Lingus
Good (489 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,775 reviews)
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Neos Air
Excellent (15 reviews)
Edelweiss Air
Excellent (11 reviews)
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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 C$ 249 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 209 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Limerick

Most booked hotels in Limerick

Carrygerry Country House
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 121+
Absolute Hotel Limerick
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 190+
Dunraven Arms Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 202+
George Limerick Hotel
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 162+
Limerick Strand Hotel
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 215+
Shannon Springs Hotel
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 198+
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Renting a car in Limerick

Renting a car in Limerick costs C$ 116 per day, on average, or C$ 579 if you want to rent it for 5 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 1% more expensive than at Shannon.

Expect to pay C$ 2.36 per litre in Limerick (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 28.21 and C$ 37.61. Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Limerick, while also 58% cheaper than other types, on average.